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Celebrating Rogers’ residential expansion in Oconomowoc and West Allis

06/17/19 10:55:am
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Rogers hosted referring professionals, board members and other key partners, and state and local elected officials during grand opening events On May 30.

The events in Oconomowoc and West Allis celebrated the recent residential expansion, which allows Rogers to treat 62 additional residential patients in our programs. Details on what changes have been added or moved during the expansion can be found here.

Attendees were able to see the new spaces and participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony at each site. In addition, outreach team members gave tours of the entire Oconomowoc campus via golf cart.   Earlier that day, referring providers also attended a lunch and learned about Rogers’ use of outcomes from Dr. Brad Riemann, Brian Kay, and Dr. Jerry Halverson. And, the day concluded with a reception celebrating this important milestone with Rogers’ largest expansion at one time to date.

The following day, an open house was held for the second and third floor units, allowing employees the chance to tour the new space while the finishing touches were being applied.

“We are so excited to move into our new space and continue providing care to the adolescents that we treat,” says Peggy Scallon, MD, medical director, Focus Depression Recovery Adolescent Residential Care. “The residential expansion is an incredible opportunity to bring Rogers’ quality and level of care to even more people who are in need.”

Rogers team members who aren’t involved in direct patient care echoed Dr. Scallon’s excitement and were impressed with the appearance of the new units.

“The views are my favorite thing,” Kayla Bauer, HR generalist, says. “They’re just so beautiful. The design is amazing. Being able to look out and see the garden and campus in general is just beautiful—there’s no other word for it.”

Candy Woodworth, payroll manager, adds “It’s very comfortable and relaxing. It’s like a breath of fresh air.”