• Let There Be Light and Electricity

    Posted 20 April 2015 4:06 PM by TCAuthor3

    Warm spring temperatures are leading to the start of site work at the ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Currently all of the underground electrical and plumbing outside of the building is being planned to be trenched into place.  Light pole bases will be drilled into, followed by concrete curbs/gutters starting within the next couple of weeks. 

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  • A Successful Fundraiser of Historic Proportions

    Posted 15 April 2015 2:09 PM by TCAuthor3

    The Shawano Medical Center Foundation has always been a quiet fundraiser in the past but the Foundation was asked to raise $2.25 million dollars for the enhancements! A lofty goal.  We all took a deep breath and accepted the challenge for the good of our community. The Living Well Together capital campaign was developed and off and running. Our Foundation director, Linda Gilbert, led the charge with the help of Michael Frohna and Shane Kohl from the ThedaCare Family of Foundations.  They taught us, encouraged us, accompanied us on visits to ask the community, to support this huge project for Shawano.

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  • Captains and Superusers Lead Hospital Move

    Posted 10 April 2015 10:06 AM by TCAuthor3

    Moving to a new hospital takes a lot of planning—about a year’s worth, to be exact. If you were to visit our weekly three-hour Tuesday hospital move meetings, you’d find 52 people focused on two large projection screens reviewing a list of more than 300 planning tasks. For example, this week we talked about defining the process for the wireless nurse call system and how to move compressed air cylinders, then transitioned to listing the location of each department’s mail boxes and detailing the process for sending dirty dishes to the dish room. 

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  • Nursing Neighborhood in Hospital Like Our Own neighborhood Where We Live

    Posted 2 April 2015 12:50 PM by TCAuthor3

    The nursing neighborhood design of our new hospital reminds me of the way our own families and neighborhoods work. When we are close to people, we know their routines, preferences and needs. A newspaper left on her stoop too long might mean we should check on the elderly neighbor next door. Every parent knows when his or her child suddenly looks “not quite right” with the onset of illness. Some people want to hold a hand during difficult times, while others prefer to rest quietly alone. As our nurses continue to provide expert and compassionate care in our hospital, we are happy to provide them, and our patients, with a new layout to better know and care for our neighbors and families.

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  • Outpatient Treatment Center to Open with Help From Foundation

    Posted 23 March 2015 2:20 PM by TCAuthor3

    The Outpatient Treatment Center, located in what used to be a family practice clinic, will be an area set up specifically for outpatient services. Patients will come here for wound care, IV therapy, injections, blood products – and many more services for patients who need the care of a registered nurse, but don’t need to spend the night in the hospital.

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  • Paint, Ceilings, Flooring, and Plumbing in the Works

    Posted 18 March 2015 11:50 AM by TCAuthor3

    Construction work is progressing quickly within the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.  Casework is being delivered weekly as crews work throughout the building.  Twelve semi-trailer loads are scheduled to complete the delivery of casework. In many areas on the second level ceiling grid, finished flooring and plumbing fixtures have been installed.  On the first level painting is almost complete as drywall finishing activities were completed earlier this month.  Installation of finishes will soon commence on the first level.

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  • ThedaCare Leadership Offers Community Presentations on New Hospital

    Posted 6 March 2015 9:16 AM by TCAuthor3

    Civic organizations are an active, vibrant part of life in the Shawano area. Their meetings often include informational programs, and sometimes, by this time of the year, the program scheduler is looking for a few new.  As your group plans its presentations for the next few months, you may wish to consider a new program option:  an update on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of bringing a new hospital to our area.

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  • Interior Design Brings the Outside In

    Posted 20 February 2015 10:21 AM by TCAuthor3

    Decades of good quality research have taught us that the atmosphere in which a patient receives health care can meaningfully affect his or her spirits and feelings of anxiety, peace and security.  When people feel safe and calm, they heal better and more quickly. This truth has guided our decisions about how to design, decorate and even orchestrate the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

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  • Patients to Direct Donations to Services They Choose

    Posted 17 February 2015 11:50 AM by TCAuthor3

    “Tell the staff that they are the best.” “Your nurses are my angels. They made my whole family feel comfortable.” Patients and family members at Shawano Medical Center often send cards of thanks, with sentiments like the quotes above, to the staff who took care of them. It’s only natural to feel a close connection to the people who were there for you during the most challenging – and sometimes the most joyous—moments of life.

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  • Hospital Donates to New Shelter to Commemorate Enclosing the Building

    Posted 29 January 2015 2:07 PM by TCAuthor3

    Whether the temperature is 20 above or 20 below, at this time of year most of us expect to be snug and warm at the end of the day. The exterior of ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano is now completely enclosed, making it possible for workers to develop the space in the building’s interior. They are installing plumbing fixtures, putting up drywall, and putting on the first coat of paint. Last year, the bitter cold and outdoor nature of steel erection meant delays in the schedule. This year, workers can take off their heavy coats and work inside the building heated with a gas heating system.

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