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Mayo Clinic Health's Eau Claire Campus Underway
January 18, 2016 -
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Mayo Clinic Health System's Eau Claire campus will begin construction on the fifth floor of the Luther Building in Eau Claire, Wis. The healthcare facility will feature expanded and environmentally friendly features.
The project, funded by community donations, is the culmination of a 15-year campus plan and the final phase of the Luther Building. The fifth floor has been vacant since the initial Luther Building construction completion in 2010.
The south wing of the fifth floor will be the future home of the neuroscience/pediatrics/trauma department, providing 20 rooms for inpatient care. The north wing will feature 20 Rapid Discovery and Recovery patient rooms for those requiring a stay of less than 48 hours. The floor also will feature inpatient rehabilitation space for physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Design details include water, wood, and sandstone to create a healing environment with a tie to nature. It also will follow Energy Star guidelines through built-in energy conservation features, such as vegetative roofs, heating and cooling system setbacks based on occupancy and more.
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This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, Facilities.net.