U.S. emergency rooms receive more than 118 million visits each year. And on the way, the same thought is racing through the minds of every ambulance driver. Every mother of a feverish toddler. Every businessman experiencing chest pains. Please hurry. Seconds count.
That urgency inspired St. Mary's Hospital to create a new kind of facility for residents in a rural suburb of Madison. The freestanding, 10-bed satellite emergency center will bring much-needed diagnostic and clinical expertise to patients in outlying areas, resulting in dramatically faster access to care. Staffed by board-certified emergency physicians and equipped with a laboratory, medical imaging capabilities, helicopter transport, and computerized registration and tracking systems, the center will be open 24-hours a day, 365-days per year, for large and small medical emergencies.
The new, 13,900-square-foot emergency center is the first phase of St. Mary's newly developed master plan, since it was the most critical need for the community. A small hospital and a medical office building will complete the 17-acre healthcare campus. Just in time for thousands of residents in southern Wisconsin.