Replacement Health and Wellness Campus
Tomah Health’s existing 1950s-era facility on a small site held limited growth options, even after several renovation projects. To plan for the future, Tomah worked with BWBR to design a master plan that would respond to the region’s growth. The result of the planning led Tomah to pursue a new direction by selecting a greenfield site for a replacement 25-bed Critical Access Hospital campus focused on health and wellness. BWBR also assisted Tomah in achieving the largest USDA financing amount awarded to date in the state of Wisconsin.
The new 40-acre site just south of town provides room to grow, space for affiliated healthcare providers, and excellent visibility from the nearby freeway. To truly capture the design essence, BWBR led a community visioning event and produced six hospital room mock-ups to immerse staff in their future patient-centered, highly efficient spaces.
The hospital welcomes both patients and the community. From a glass-walled, two-story entry atrium to an OB suite complete with water birthing tubs, Tomah’s new campus unites patients with the latest in integrated healthcare.
Associate Principal, Design Leader
Associate Principal, Senior Code Specialist
Associate Principal, Senior Project Manager
Senior Interior Designer
Interior Design Manager
Senior Specifications Writer
Senior BIM Technician
Additional Team Members
Tim Sessions (retired)
Principal, Senior Vice President
Scott Holmes (retired)
Jim Davy (retired)
Ken Frey (retired)
Quality Assurance Specialist
Ron Laughlin (retired)
Senior Project Architect
140,000 sq. ft.
25 inpatient beds; eight-exam room primary/specialty care clinic; urgent care/emergency department with 12 treatment spaces and two-bay ambulance garage; surgery suite with four ORs and two procedure rooms; OB/birthing suite; imaging suite; rehabilitation including hydrotherapy pool; infusion; lab; pharmacy; administration and support; walking trail encompassing the property
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