Hudson, Wis. – Hudson Hospital & Clinic has broken ground on a $5 million project to expand its Emergency Center. The project will increase the number of exam, triage and trauma rooms – creating a better experience for patients and their families, and a more efficient workspace for Emergency Center colleagues.
The expansion is expected to take nine to 10 months and will increase the Emergency Center from 3,833 square feet to 7,371 square feet. Contractor for the project is Kraus-Anderson.
The entrance to the Emergency Center has been temporarily moved during construction. The temporary access is about 100 feet left (southwest) of the current entrance and is clearly marked and visible to people entering the Emergency Center parking lot from Center Drive. The temporary relocation of the Emergency Center entrance is expected to last about five months. Non-emergency patients visiting Hudson Hospital & Clinic or Hudson Physicians should continue to use the main entrance at the front (north) of the hospital, off Stageline Road. The entire project is expected to be complete in summer 2020.
Hudson Hospital’s current Emergency Center was built in 2003 and was designed to provide care for about 8,400 patient visits per year; current volumes are approximately 11,500 visits per year. According to Tom Borowski, Hudson Hospital & Clinic president: “The expansion of our Emergency Center will provide next-generation care to the community for years to come. We’re improving access for patients and families; providing the latest technology in diagnostic and trauma equipment; enhancing behavioral health care for patients experiencing mental health crises; and creating an overall comfortable healing environment for patients and visitors.”
To support the cost of the project, the Hudson Hospital Foundation is conducting a $1 million fundraising campaign.
Photo: Leaders from the community and HealthPartners celebrated at a recent groundbreaking ceremony for Hudson Hospital & Clinic’s Emergency Center expansion. From left: Marty Richards, MD, medical director, emergency medicine, HealthPartners St. Croix Valley; Ted Wegleitner, president, Lakeview Hospital and executive leader, HealthPartners St. Croix Valley Hospitals & Clinics; Tom Borowski, president of Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Levon O’hAodha, MD, emergency medical director, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Kristy Yaeger, vice president, patient care services, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; and Shannon Zimmerman, Wisconsin state representative.