Custom Celebrates Major Construction Milestone
On Wed., June 3, at 8 am, ThedaCare staff and the general public will gather near the Encircle Health campus on Capitol Drive to watch the uppermost steel beams of the new ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center be lifted into place. This “topping off” ceremony is a modern custom traced back to ancient Scandinavians who placed a tree atop a new building to appease tree-dwelling spirits displaced during construction. ThedaCare is excited to celebrate the big moment with its staff, community and The Boldt. Co. construction crew.
“ThedaCare staff can sign their name on the beam and have the opportunity to quite literally be part of Northeastern Wisconsin’s first-ever, world-class regional cancer center,” said Dean Gruner, president and CEO of ThedaCare.
The ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center is scheduled for completion in 2016, and is being designed for the future. It provides a home base for ThedaCare's premier cancer care program, including team-based, holistic care for patients and families, top-quality cancer specialists, and the latest treatment technologies and clinical trials. The program aims to maximize patients’ chances of cure whenever possible through multidisciplinary care and access to state-of-the-art therapies and clinical trials.
Through the ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center, hundreds of thousands of people will now have access to the best cancer care north of Milwaukee.
ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of seven hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, ThedaCare Medical Center-New London, Shawano Medical Center, Berlin Memorial Hospital, Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, ThedaCare At Work, ThedaCare At Home, and Heritage/Peabody campus. ThedaCare is one of the largest employers in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,800 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.