Ministry Saint Michael’s celebrates completion of outpatient services department
(Stevens Point, WI)- Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group, part of Ascension celebrated the completion of construction on the facilities new Outpatient Services Department on Wednesday, November 16 with a blessing and dedication event.
The project is Phase two of a revitalization project of the Stevens Point hospital campus that totals nearly 40,000 square feet of renovated space and new construction to provide additional amenities that enhance the privacy and healing environments for patients and their families.
“Our Associates and clinicians will have an improved environment to support the excellent care provided to our patients,” said Crystal Kirschling, Chief Administrative Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Services at Ministry Saint Michael’s.
The improved Outpatient Services Department includes 21 state of the art private treatment and recovery rooms, a new radiology exam room that is located adjacent to the Urgent Care and Emergency Department for improved efficiency and new and improved nurse’s stations with updated nurse call and patient monitoring systems.
“This new space will provide a warm and healing environment for testing and procedures such as colonoscopies and biopsies as well as treatment for those with painful diseases by performing orthopedic surgeries and spinal injections,” said Ryan Andrews, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs at Ministry Saint Michaels.
Ministry Saint Michael’s formally marked the event by placing a time capsule near the new entrance to the facility. Its contents included special messages from Ascension Wisconsin leaders on the current state of healthcare, examples of technology in use today and details on the current capital campaign underway by the Saint Michaels Foundation to build a breast care center.
The Outpatient Services Department will formally open for patient care on November 28th. A new exterior corridor that will directly connect the new Emergency/Urgent Care/Outpatient Services Entrance to other areas of the hospital is slated to open in January.
Additional work on phase three of the project which includes renovation and new construction of the hospitals sterilization and other key surgical areas continues and it expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
About Ascension Wisconsin
Ascension Wisconsin (ascension.org/Wisconsin) serves millions of people across the state with 24 hospitals and hundreds of sites of care. Approximately 23,500 associates, including nearly 1,000 medical group clinicians, work collaboratively to deliver compassionate, personalized care every day. As part of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, in fiscal year 2015, Ascension Wisconsin provided $300 million in community benefit including care of persons living in poverty.
Ascension (ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.