UW Health at the American Center Satellite Hospital
A community resource
RecognitionUSGBC Wisconsin Leader Awards, Award of MeritASLA Wisconsin, Award of ExcellenceIIDA Wisconsin, First PlaceSEA Wisconsin, Award of Excellence
UW Health envisioned a new kind of hospital campus — one that was a wellness destination. So in addition to a state-of-the-art orthopedics department, this one also has a regulation basketball court.
Because hospitals are changing. Instead of the place where patients come only when they are ill, or need surgery, this is a place where the community can come when they are well. A vital resource offering educational programs on everything from healthy eating to yoga. A complex that is welcoming and well-known to people before they are patients.
So whether a star basketball player wants to improve her jump-shot, is looking for a specialized rehabilitation program for a sports injury, or needs knee replacement surgery, she can rely on the same state-of-the-art facilities at the East Side Satellite Hospital.
With a dual emphasis on health and wellness and treatment of disease and injury, the new center is an inviting, healing environment. Easy to navigate. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and views. Outfitted with a special fitness and sports performance wing, therapeutic pool, sports courts, sprint track, classrooms, and demonstration kitchen. It's also fully equipped for inpatient and outpatient surgery, diagnostics, orthopedics, and emergency care.
It's a new approach to medical care — a holistic resource when patients are ill and when they are healthy. And when they need to practice their free-throws.
This project would not have been the same without the input of the patients. Their level of commitment was extraordinary. They were willing to take risks in what they suggested and challenge others at times. All this was done with care and consideration, but also with conviction.
Laura StillmanPrincipalFlad Architects
What better way to design a patient- and family-centered facility than to have patients and families
directly involved in the planning? Patient and family feedback has been invaluable every step of the way.
I know this will be a better place because of their input and participation.
Mark HamiltonUW Hospital Vice President of Ambulatory Operations