The community will get its first public look at the new SSM Health physician offices in Beaver Dam during a virtual tour starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 20. For those interested in viewing, they can visit either the SSM Health Dean Medical Group or Agnesian HealthCare Facebook pages or ssmhealth.com/beaverdam, or agnesian.com/beaverdam.
“We’re excited to give this initial sneak peek to our patients and community at large in a safe manner,” according to Matt Bagley, clinic manager of the SSM Health Dean Medical Group - Beaver Dam & Columbus. “We’re very proud of how far we have come in a quick timeframe, and we know that those individuals and families that we support will be impressed by what they see.”
Work continues right on schedule. By the end of December, the second floor will be complete, including all painting, flooring, cabinetry and door installation. It will be ready for furniture, information technology and medical equipment installation in January and February.
Elevators are scheduled to arrive in mid-December and will be functional by the end of January 2021.
On the building’s exterior, the construction crew is close to finishing wood appearance paneling to complement existing stone and brick. In December, the SSM Health logo will be installed on three different sides of facility, including the main entrance, facing Highway 151 and south-facing as travelers drive from Beaver Dam north to Waupun and beyond.
Now that the work is concluded on the second floor, the first floor will be a core focus. “December will be spent on final painting, flooring, cabinetry installation and lighting fixtures, as well as ceiling work,” according to Kyle Prochaska, senior construction project manager for SSM Health Dean Medical Group. “By the end of January, construction will be complete and furniture installation will start.”
The facility features natural lighting with breathtaking views and will feature motorized blinds and glazing for privacy. Artwork by a local artist will showcase the Beaver Dam area’s natural beauty to complement the facility’s healing environment.
The new 40,000-square-foot, stand-alone clinic will house SSM Health primary and specialty care providers and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic providers, as well as imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services. Once built, SSM Health will move services currently provided in leased space adjacent to Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam to the new location. The plan is to begin to provide patient care in the clinic in February 2021.