Shawano Medical Center Construction Blog

  • Brick By Little Brick

    Someday, an archeologist of the future will stumble upon a buried layer of stuff that will represent our civilization. Just as we can date previous cultures by their pots and knives, this future Indiana Jones will date his find by the traces of our lives preserved in rock and time: aluminum cans, single flip-flops, and LEGO bricks. Millions and millions of 2-inch bricks.

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    Posted 9/17/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Topping Off Around the Corner

    As is customary with steel frame buildings, there will be a steel topping-off ceremony scheduled once the final steel is set in place. Topping off ceremonies are a way of celebrating the milestone of completing steel erection on the project. Read more...

    Posted 9/10/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Foundation Matches Donations Through Living Well Together Campaign

    The Shawano Medical Center Foundation is using a quieter approach to raise money. Slowly, respectfully, and thoughtfully, the Foundation has been raising money and matching it dollar for dollar through the Living Well Together capital campaign for ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. The $1.5 million goal includes a pledge that the Foundation will match community contributions up to $500,000.

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    Posted 9/3/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Just What the Doctor Ordered: A Pharmacy Onsite

    Here in Shawano, we are the only ThedaCare Physicians clinic with its own on-site retail pharmacy, complete with a very popular drive-up window. Our ThedaCare providers can prescribe for their patients during an appointment, and these patients can get their meds filled before they even leave the clinic.

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    Posted 8/26/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Nurses Helped Select Beds for New Hospital

    Patients who stay overnight at the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano will spend their nights and much of their days in new hospital beds. These beds have a mattress and sheets, but that is about the only thing they have in common with the bed you’ll see at home.

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    Posted 8/25/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Interior Build-Out Efforts Ramped Up on Shawano Hospital

    Steady progress continues to be made on the new ThedaCare Medical Center- Shawano. While masonry work continues on the exterior of the building, the majority of the workforce is now on the inside of the building putting their efforts towards the interior build outs. 

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    Posted 8/13/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Auxiliary Members Make a Difference for Our Patients, Community

    Although the Shawano Medical Center Auxiliary has been in existence for 65 years, the original mission of the Auxiliary has remained constant -- to help the hospital provide valuable services to the community and serve as a "bridge" between the community and the hospital.

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    Posted 8/5/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Many Surgeries Performed Right Here in Shawano

    Did you ever watch a water strider skimming over the calm surface of a lake?  These strange little bugs have a long body and long feet. They don’t swim, they skim over the water. That’s how it feels to sea kayak. When my husband and I are in our boats, we skim along the surface of the water, our long paddle “feet” pushing us along like water bugs. Read more...

    Posted 7/29/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Care and Compassion: Pay It Forward

    Care and compassion never go out of style, yet sometimes buildings and equipment do. And when they do, we must rally to modernize and plan for the future, just like our hardworking predecessors did in 1931.  Now it’s our turn to pay it forward.

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    Posted 7/22/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
  • Interior Build Out Begins on Shawano Hospital

    Construction on the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano is entering a new phase. With the second floor concrete pours complete, work has begun on the interior build-out, which includes everything from spray fireproofing the structural steel to applying the final coat of paint prior to owner occupancy.

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    Posted 7/16/2014 by TCAuthor3 Comments (0)
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