Amery Hospital & Clinic has finished construction on a $1.3 million remodel of its West Campus inpatient Behavioral Health unit in Amery, Wisconsin.
The seven-month construction project has transformed the 10,000-square-foot space, which serves about 2,500 patients annually from western Wisconsin.
The remodel creates a more healing space for adults experiencing mental health crisis. For example:
- Three new patient rooms were added, for a total of 10 private inpatient rooms.
- Warm, welcoming and aesthetically pleasing colors were used throughout the area.
- The redesign created more open spaces with natural light from windows.
- A secured outside patio was added to allow patients to enjoy fresh air during their stay.
- A group room was upgraded to accommodate the addition of exercise equipment, giving patients new options for physical activity.
A generous $1.2 million donation from the Andersen Foundation helped fund the project, and an additional $80,000 was raised through the annual Amery Hospital & Clinic Golf Tournament toward the patio, with further funding for the outdoor furniture from the Amery Health & Wellness Advisory Board.
The project was completed by a team from Kraus-Anderson, which worked closely with the Behavioral Health team to ensure patient care could continue throughout construction.