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Oconomowoc Campus West Wing project gets underway

06/20/18 03:36:pm
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Whether you call it a groundbreaking or simply a big photo opp, the soil is officially turned at Rogers’ latest construction site. Days before the project formally begins, Rogers leaders and other partners gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking.

Set to open in July 2019, the West Wing project will add 62 residential beds to Rogers’ Oconomowoc campus as well as a remodeled lobby in the hospital’s entryway.

“We’re standing on the same ground where Dr. Arthur Rogers treated his first patients 111 years ago,” comments Pat Hammer, president and CEO. “This expansion is a true testament to our commitment and ability to provide life-changing mental health and addiction care. These 62 beds will help to alleviate the waiting lists for our residential programs that our patients and their families are so desperate to get into. Many of these families have tried other programs and tell us that Rogers is their last hope. They are literally hoping and praying for a miracle. We know that this is the place where miracles happen as a result of the quality of care and compassion our patients experience at Rogers. We are truly grateful to be able to begin this much-needed expansion of services,” Pat adds.

The project includes:

  • Building above the concrete patio behind the main lobby
  • Doubling the size of the lower level patient dining area
  • Reconfiguring the main lobby and moving the Nashotah Nook Café to the first floor
  • Adding 14 residential beds for an Adolescent Eating Disorder program on the first floor
  • Moving the 24 residential beds for the Focus Adolescent program to the second floor
  • Adding 12 residential beds for a new Adult PTSD program to the third floor
  • Adding 12 residential beds to the third floor for another adult program to be determined by need
  • Reallocating the existing 24 Focus residential beds to new programs that will be determined by need at the time
  • Creating a new outdoor courtyard behind the lobby

Thanks in advance for your patience with any noise or disruption caused by the construction process. Exterior work is set to begin on June 25.