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ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah Modernization

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Celebrating our Inspired Past and Healthier Future

The $100 million Inspired Past; Healthier Future Modernization at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is complete. The Modernization transforms health care for the communities we serve. Through this investment, ThedaCare is deepening its commitment to keeping care local.

As we look toward the future, we also honor our past. More than a century ago, Theda Clark Peters made a generous gift that laid the foundation for ThedaCare. Her vision lives on, and as we mark this milestone, we look back in gratitude. When you experience the modernized space, you’ll see how our inspired past influences our lifeinspired movement to create a healthier future for all.

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Project Completion Overview

  • Phase 1 of emergency department. The new space includes a designated ED entrance, spacious waiting room, eight additional emergency care rooms and three triage rooms.
  • Modern physical therapy and occupational therapy suite.
  • Modern cardiac catheterization laboratory and special procedure suite that’s integrated into the surgery department. This area includes diagnostic imaging equipment and technology used in care for cardiovascular and stroke conditions.
  • Relocation of ThedaStar Air Medical Program Helipad adjacent to the ED entrance, allowing patients to be rapidly transferred for Trauma Services once they arrive.
  • Phase 2 of emergency department. The completed space will feature 20 exams rooms, including specialized rooms for trauma and behavioral health. It will offer the latest technology, equipment and space to provide patients with the best care experience.
  • New Women’s Center, which includes mammography, diagnostics and imaging, and bone density testing.
  • Redesigned inpatient behavioral health space that will improve and expand access to care.
  • Updated Family Birth Center that will allow families to welcome little ones into the world in a modern, comfortable and soothing environment.
  • Updated operating rooms to include advanced robotic surgical equipment, and creating four dedicated robotics suites. This supports better outcomes for patients and helps in development of an outstanding teaching environment as leaders in robotics surgery.
  • Enhanced specialized space to care for stroke patients as the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center.
  • “Main Street” area on the first floor. It will include key diagnostic outpatient services. 
  • New dining area on the main floor for the convenience of visitors and team members.
  • Obstetric emergency department that will provide specialized care to expectant mothers experiencing pregnancy-related medical emergencies.

Generous Community Support

The modernization project at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center-Neenah is funded in part through donors who support the ThedaCare Foundation-Neenah.

The foundation worked with donors within the community to raise more than $15 million in philanthropic support. In addition, the foundation released $27 million from existing assets to provide a total of $42 million in support of the project.

See the impact of our generous donors.

Donations large and small helped bring the Modernization to fruition. We extend profound gratitude for each and every gift. See a listing of major donors for the project.

Hear directly from some of our donors about what moved them to give.

From John F. Bergstrom, on his family’s gift to the Fresh Market Café

“We as a community have been blessed to have had exceptional health care for over 100 years, with the centerpiece being the… Read More “We as a community have been blessed to have had exceptional health care for over 100 years, with the centerpiece being the ThedaCare Neenah hospital, which was originally built through a gift from Theda Clark Peters. This is one of the keystone pieces that makes our community the very special place that it is for all of us. We as a family are incredibly appreciative of the doctors, nurses and staff who make this outstanding commitment to excellence. We decided together to make a financial gift, as so many families have done in the past, to keep this hospital up to date for everyone in this community and those who will follow us.

“My wife Dianne worked for 30 years in this hospital as a Registered Nurse. In honor of her tenure and in recognition of her dedication to her patients, we decided to make a significant contribution to this $100 million modernization project. When I asked her what she would like most for our gift to do, she spontaneously responded, ‘Out of respect for the 1,000 people who work to make this facility operate seven days per week, 24 hours a day, I would like them to have new, first-class-quality dining facilities.’”

From the Doug and Carla Salmon Foundation, on its gift to the Graduate Medical Education program

“The Doug & Carla Salmon Foundation is excited to support the ThedaCare Graduate Medical Education program. D… Read More “The Doug & Carla Salmon Foundation is excited to support the ThedaCare Graduate Medical Education program. Doug was a family physician for 15 years in Appleton, and Carla was the director of the School of Clinical Laboratory Science. Their passion for health care and education provide a nearly perfect fit for this support from their family foundation. Doug and Carla’s commitment to their community also aligns with this program, as it strives to train and retain physicians in the Fox Valley for years to come.”

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