The new Western Wisconsin Health facility is designed in prairie style architecture with structures that are highly sustainable and in harmony with the natural environment.
The health and wellness facility has three floors, with all patient services on the main, ground level. The facility offers a full spectrum of health care services including a clinic, emergency services, surgical services, a premier birth center, inpatient care, state-of-the-art diagnostics, a retail pharmacy and gift shop, a public cafÃ©, chapel/meditation room, and an educational atrium.
The health and wellness facility has many sustainable features, including geothermal heat, all LED lighting, and water bottle filling stations. In the future, there will be photovoltaic (solar) capabilities. Most of the construction materials have been purchased locally in Wisconsin. The building will qualify for LEED Certification, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), which is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes, and neighborhoods. To date, 87% of the construction waste has been recycled on the site.