• The Role of Interior Design and Art

    Posted 16 October 2015 1:53 PM by TCAuthor3

    Decades of good quality research have proven 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 guided decisions about how to design, decorate and even orchestrate the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

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  • ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano Construction Timeline

    Posted 6 October 2015 1:02 PM by TCAuthor3


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  • ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano Construction Trivia: Did you Know?

    Posted 6 October 2015 12:54 PM by TCAuthor3

    84,000 bricks, 230 tons of stone, and 3,550 gallons of paint are just some of the materials that went into the construction of ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Find out more construction trivia!

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  • People Feel Better and Heal Better at Home

    Posted 23 September 2015 10:10 AM by TCAuthor3

    We continue to build confidence in the level of care in Shawano at the same time we are building our facilities. ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano is a critical access hospital that is held to the exact same standards as ThedaCare’s larger urban hospitals. In 2006, the new clinic cost $20 million. ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano is a $52 million investment. In my role as a leader for ThedaCare hospitals system wide, I am honored to help put money where our heart is—and we’ve put a lot of heart and soul into Shawano and its people. Congratulations on your handsome new medical center.

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  • Wait Until You See It

    Posted 21 September 2015 9:42 AM by TCAuthor3

    Four short years ago, I started meeting with hundreds of people from all walks of life to share ideas about designing our new Shawano hospital, all the way from ambulance garages to artwork. We understood this to be our opportunity to build a modern medical center that also communicated who we are as a diverse and vibrant community. Then came the foundation’s fundraising efforts that were nothing short of phenomenal. The construction crews from Boldt were always professional craftsmen of the highest order. Some of my days sped from early-morning coffee to late-night leftovers eaten at the refrigerator door, and I was left wondering, “How did my day go so fast? What did I achieve? What do I tackle tomorrow?”

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  • Waiting to Exhale

    Posted 10 September 2015 3:58 PM by TCAuthor3

    This is my last blog about the construction of our new hospital in Shawano. I started these entries in 2013 when we broke ground at the new site. Each month, I wrote about topics that were important at the time—the hottest projects of that period. We now stand at the brink of move day, which culminates with the closure of Shawano Medical Center on Sept. 20, the moving of our last stabilized patients, and the last transfer of employees to ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Waiting to exhale—that’s how most of us feel.

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  • ThedaCare Foundation - Shawano: Exploring the Possibilities

    Posted 2 September 2015 1:16 PM by TCAuthor3

    A new medical center in a small, rural city. Impossible. A building that is both beautiful and efficient, bright but energy efficient, welcoming but private, modern as an iPad and comfortable as a favorite chair.  A capital campaign that will raise over $2 million in two years’ time. Impossible, impossible – absolutely impossible. Except, a new, beautiful, efficient, patient friendly medical center will open this month, in Shawano, Wis. Some of the things that make it beautiful, efficient and patient-friendly are the result of a successful $2.3 million capital campaign. The community summoned its will, and what seemed impossible is now a reality.

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  • New Hospital Open House Set for Sept. 16

    Posted 26 August 2015 1:26 PM by TCAuthor3

    The newly constructed ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano will host a public open house on Wednesday, September 16, from 4:15 to 7:30 p.m. at 100 County B in Shawano.

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  • And the Crews Move Out

    Posted 20 August 2015 4:10 PM by sschmidt

    Owner training activities, commissioning, and final occupancy requirements are taking place for the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano.

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  • Auxiliary move from handwritten receipts to touchscreens at boutique

    Posted 13 August 2015 1:59 PM by sschmidt

    The Wolf River Boutique, the gift shop at the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, will have new displays, new (and some returning favorite) merchandise, and a new Point of Sale (POS) system.

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  • Shawano Clinic Welcomes Hospital and Staff

    Posted 6 August 2015 8:22 AM by TCAuthor3

    What do you do when a new family moves into your neighborhood? Do you stop over with cucumbers from your garden or a bunch of fresh cut flowers? Or are you more likely to offer a firm handshake and an introduction over a backyard fence? Now reframe this situation so that the new neighbor is a brand new hospital, and you are the clinic who’s been on the same site for nine years already. That’s a little bit what it feels like for the doctors and staff at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano as they watch the finishing touches get put on the adjacent ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano, all in preparation for a September 20 opening day.

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  • Work Crews to Cool Down as Weather Heats Up

    Posted 22 July 2015 9:41 AM by TCAuthor3

    With the summer heat in full swing, so is the finishing work in the new ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano. Large parts of the building have all finishes installed and punch lists will be created in all areas within the next three weeks.

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  • Golf Outing Showcases Generous Donors, Volunteers

    Posted 15 July 2015 11:01 AM by TCAuthor3

    This year, when ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano opens, it will include a hospice suite that was made possible by previous golf outings and donors throughout the year.  This year’s golf outing, set for July 29, will again bring 144 women to Golden Sands. In addition, the outing brings out the best in area businesses and individuals, who support it with financial support and donations of time and skills.

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  • Rich Stories of Healing and Community Involvement Abound – and Will Grace the Hospital Walls

    Posted 7 July 2015 8:18 AM by TCAuthor3

    The “human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor,” said a very wise man, Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and researcher at New York University. His observations about the workings of the human brain got me thinking about health care. We constantly juggle the relentless needs of reporting statistics, calibrating doses, and crunching numbers, with the softer, kinder, warmer side of our jobs. This is something I see every day – caring, nursing and nurturing moments that we remember and repeat to others.

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  • Top 10 List on Why You Should be a Volunteer at our New Shawano Hospital

    Posted 30 June 2015 11:14 AM by TCAuthor3

    Volunteer greeters in a hospital do so much more than just give directions. They help put people at ease and let them know that someone is here to help them. It is amazing how much can be accomplished with just a pad of maps, a yellow highlighter, and a kind, concerned smile. Why volunteer? Our current volunteers can tell you about the satisfaction they get from helping others, or from being part of a team.

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