William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
Madison VA remodeled Clinics to open for patients
MADISON, Wis. — Renovations on the third floor of the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital are nearly complete with the first patients scheduled to be seen on June 22nd following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.
The renovated area will house the Lighthouse and Capitol clinics in the 3A wing. Urology will move up to the 3C wing.
Many sub-specialties will also be using new space. Podiatry will anchor the Lighthouse Clinic (clinic pod closest to the Eagle Elevators) and Orthopedics will anchor the Capitol Clinic (clinic pod closest to the Star Elevators). Additional space in 3C will be used for surgical specialties.
“I’m thrilled to see this project come to completion,” said John Rohrer, hospital Director. “These new clinic spaces enable us to provide better access to services and privacy for our patients."
The converted space was originally designed to be an inpatient unit. The renovations converted the floor into a modern outpatient clinic, increasing the number of exam and procedure rooms, and creating a private interior corridor to improve patient privacy and facilitate social distancing.
“Our design team did an amazing job transforming the space from the original floor plan, to a modern, well-lit outpatient specialty clinic,” said Rohrer. “By creating a more efficient layout, there are additional rooms for exams, procedures, and provider-family conference spaces.”
The $6.5 million construction project took place in phases, starting with 3C in March of 2018, with work on 3A starting in April 2019.