• Wishes From the Construction Team for 2015

    Posted 22 December 2014 1:19 PM by TCAuthor3

    Santa, being the magical creature that he is, can carry an amazing assortment of oddly shaped gifts in his sack. Even though his bag gets pretty crowded with toys, there is a little room for wishes from some of us older kids. During this holiday season, when we say “Happy New Year,” it also means “Happy New Hospital,” because Shawano Medical Center will become ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano in September 2015. With this in mind, the ThedaCare/Shawano Medical Center construction team had a few items that they would like to see in their stockings this year.

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  • Art Selections Planned for New Hospital

    Posted 16 December 2014 2:13 PM by TCAuthor3

    Artwork can make a hospital more beautiful. It can be calming, distracting or just interesting to look at. But did you know that art can actually help patients heal?

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  • Weather-Tight for Winter

    Posted 11 December 2014 9:03 AM by TCAuthor3

    With the exception of the main entrance curtain wall, ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano is now enclosed and weather-tight. Heat is being temporarily pumped throughout the addition to create comfortable working conditions.

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  • Head of the Class

    Posted 2 December 2014 12:59 PM by TCAuthor3

    I recently caught up with Kay Tupala, the dean of health sciences at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and asked about the college’s plans for our collaborative learning center inside the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. It’s the 5,000 square-foot teaching and learning space for NWTC’s nursing students and our own staff continuing education classes.

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  • Gratitude is Not Easy, but it Flourishes with the New Hospital Project

    Posted 26 November 2014 12:00 AM by Carol Ryczek

    This week is all about gratitude. With that in mind, I’ve asked several people involved in building ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano to reflect on what about the project they are thankful for. In addition to receiving thoughtful, uplifting answers, I learned something surprising about gratitude itself: Gratitude takes courage.

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  • Small Thing Makes a Big Impact

    Posted 20 November 2014 10:03 AM by TCAuthor3

    If you’ve ever been in a hospital bed, you know how important it is to have your call button within reach. Simple things, like sitting up or going to the bathroom, can get very complicated when you are in a strange bed surrounded by (and sometimes strapped to!) unfamiliar machinery. The nurse call button becomes your ticket to comfort.

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  • Taking the Reins: Neighbor, Boldt and ThedaCare Employees Learn From Each Other

    Posted 17 November 2014 1:14 PM by TCAuthor3

    Here at Shawano Medical Center and at Boldt, we knew the 18-month construction of our new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano out at County B and Highway 22 would have an impact on the neighbors.

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  • Preparing for Cold Weather

    Posted 12 November 2014 1:14 PM by TCAuthor3

    The crews at the ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano are getting themselves prepared for the harsh winter weather conditions. Enclosure of the building exterior is nearing completion. The roofers were back on site to complete the remaining roofing for the addition, and the masons are focused on the few areas where the brick veneer has not been installed yet.  

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  • Foundation Accepting Requests for Community Grants

    Posted 5 November 2014 1:14 PM by TCAuthor3

    From the earliest stages of planning, the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano has been described as not just a hospital, not just a clinic, but a wellness hub for the community.

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  • Economic Impact of ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano Goes Around and Around

    Posted 21 October 2014 1:14 PM by TCAuthor3

    There’s a saying that “what goes around, comes around.”  When it comes to cash in the local economy, you can say that what goes around, comes around, goes around, and then comes around again. That multiplier effect is what makes new businesses, or expansion of old businesses, so important to a town.

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