Aspirus Wausau Hospital Emergency Department Expansion Update

Aspirus Wausau Hospital (AWH) is moving into the final phases of its ongoing renovation of its Emergency Department (ED).

With the completion of the first phase, patients now have access to a brand-new ED.

“The new emergency department is a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional care to our community,” says Mason Lucca, AWH Emergency Department Director. “The new space will enable us to better serve our patients, both now and in the future.”

The final phases of the project will include renovating the existing AWH ED and waiting room area into additional ED treatment space.

Once construction is completed finished, the 29,500-square-foot expansion will nearly double the current space, helping to alleviate present and future space constraints on emergency care in Wausau and the surrounding communities.

Some of the significant enhancements in the project include:

  • Additional and larger rooms (increase from 18 to 30)
  • Additional triage room
  • Additional critical care rooms
  • Larger waiting room
  • Improved patient drop off and parking
  • Enhanced sustainability with new, energy efficient equipment (heating/cooling/lighting)

AWH will maintain its 18 current treatment room count with no disruption throughout the next phases of construction.

The final phases of the project are expected to be completed in approximately one year.

Aspirus asks patients to please pay attention to signage on the Wausau campus for temporary changes in entrances and parking.