UW Health at the American Center
A community resource
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.