Since 1956, Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital has been privileged to serve the area's healthcare needs. Through immense community support, an excellent medical staff, and careful stewardship, we have grown tremendously --- literally 11 times the size of our original hospital building!
Any change to one area of the existing building has a cascading effect on nearby departments and mechanical systems, which ultimately converts to elevated project costs and patient and staff inconvenience.
SPMHC is extremely limited by its inability to reconfigure, flex, and accommodate consumer needs with our current campus. Some examples include adding operating room space, enlarging the wellness center, accommodating additional specialists from Madison, adding a dedicated room to perform cesarean-sections, and creating a women’s services center. In addition to space limitations, deficiencies of the current facility include:
- Poor departmental adjacencies – Key departments are not logically connected (e.g., emergency department and medical imaging).
- Public/private corridors – Main corridors are shared by patients and the general public which is especially inappropriate for emergency patients needing imaging and surgical intervention.
- Inadequate private spaces – Designated areas for provider-to-family interaction and for personal contemplation (meditation room/chapel) are lacking.
- Undersized patient rooms – Rooms are too small and cannot be expanded to accommodate families. SPMHC would benefit from larger rooms and bathrooms with double-door access to reduce both patient falls and staff back injuries.
- Lack of interstitial space – Building additions and renovations are problematic due to inadequate space for plumbing, wiring, ventilation, and medical gases.
- Multiple public entry points – Each public entry presents security, staffing, and maintenance challenges. Patients and visitors would be better served by the simplified way finding, coordinated registration, and welcoming public spaces a unified entryway offers.