Aspirus celebrates new Emergency Department

Photos provided by Aspirus Ontonagon Hosptial A new emergency department nurses station and canopy entrances for the main hospital and ED are some of the exciting new features the community will see during Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital’s open house on Thursday.

ONTONAGON – Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital will have an open house Thursday to celebrate the new emergency department and inpatient care unit.

“We are really excited to celebrate these new unit renovations with the community because it’s all about bringing the highest levels of care and compassion close to home,” said Deanna Wilson, vice president of Patient Care Services at Aspirus Ontonagon, in a recent press release. “This is a special opportunity for the public to come see the new Emergency Department. We will have a temporary, fully-equipped emergency for the four hours of the event. Then after that, public tours will be rare. Come see for yourself – but everyone who has seen the facility so far agrees that this is a huge plus to the health care for our community.”

The open house will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, located at 601 S. Seventh Street in Ontonagon. Healthy snacks will be available and prizes will be doled out, including three Fitbits.

Aspirus Ontonagon’s 8,200 square-foot expansion and renovation includes highly efficient, state-of-the-art emergency care rooms; canopied entrances for easy, comfortable access by patients and EMS; and updated patient rooms, halls and nursing areas, all focused on patient comfort, safety, privacy and efficiency.

Construction began in June of 2016, and was completed in March. Miron Construction Co., Inc. was the general contractor and HDR, Inc. was the architect.

“Overall, the new facility enhances and expands emergency care for Ontonagon County and the surrounding areas for generations to come,” Aspirus said in the press release.

For more information, call (906) 884-8107 or visit aspirus.org.


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