SSM Health/Dean Medical Group Beaver Dam Clinic

Posted By: Corey Sanders ACEC WI News, Awards,

2023 Engineering Excellence Best of State

Entering Firm: IMEG Corp.
Client: Eppstein Uhen Architects
Owner: SSM Health

In a crowded healthcare market, providers must strive for competitive advantages. SSM Health determined that a welcoming and effective facility in the Beaver Dam gave them an opportunity to expand their coverage and better accommodate their patients.

Prioritizing Patient Wellness

IMEG Corp. delivered. The building is expected to be the first WELL v2-certified health clinic in Wisconsin. WELL v2 sets out high standards for ten concepts that help make patients and staff comfortable. It ranges from focus on air quality and sufficient lighting to items that may go unnoticed, such as the materials used for construction and how sound travels throughout the building. These design considerations flowed together to deliver a comforting environment. The facility qualifies for LEED certification as well which is a mark of exceptional sustainability in design.

An Effective Workplace

The creature comforts in a WELL v2 building apply to staff as well. The design team thoughtfully laid out the building to boost collaboration between the 30 providers and offer easy access to the facilities they use daily. Most spaces have natural light and floors adjacent to external walls are heated.

Awards judge Errin Welty said “The attention to detail and systems integration for the SSM Health campus design ensures that patients and employees alike benefit from a healthy and sustainable environment. The energy efficient system was designed for cost savings and uninterrupted power…Taken together, the building represents the future of healthcare in Wisconsin.”

A Healthcare Solution

SSM’s newest clinic is a wonderful addition to their growing healthcare service. It provides patients and staff with a facility that prioritizes their wellness through thoughtful design.

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