Eau Claire, WI – EM
Sacred Heart Hospital has been meeting western Wisconsin’s healthcare needs since 1889. It is affiliated with the Hospital Sisters Health System based in Springfield, Illinois. Sacred Heart Hospital, having twice outgrown its physical capacity due to expanded services, opened a new era in 1962, when the hospital acquired its current site on Clairemont Avenue. An open house was held at the completed structure on November 13, 1964, and the Hospital was formally dedicated on December 6, 1964.
Sacred Heart Hospital’s newest major expansion began in 2002, when ground was broken for construction of the $35 million Center for Advanced Medicine and Surgery, and later the expansion of the Emergency Medical and Trauma Center and Regional Cancer Center. Other new and updated areas included the Center for Critical Care, Center for Surgical Intensive Care, Community Auditorium, Center for Medical Excellence, Central Sterilizing Department, and two new Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories.
Sacred Heart Hospital has 344 beds, and is the only Emergency Department between Minneapolis and Madison with physicians who are all board certified/board eligible in Emergency Medicine. The practice serves 24,000 patients per year, has tertiary neuroscience capabilities and is a Level III Trauma Center. It offers 24-hour interventional cardiology and cardiovascular surgery. Providers within the group are actively involved with medical direction of the Eau Claire Fire Department and EMS education.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin is located in northwest Wisconsin, where the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers meet, within a short distance to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Surrounded by lakes and recreational areas, this college town, is a major metropolitan center. With a population over 65,000, this community has a diverse and growing economy flourishing in manufacturing, healthcare, information technologies, and retail trade. There are many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts including bike trails, golf, canoeing, fishing, hunting, and cross country skiing. As the retail center of northwest Wisconsin, there are a variety of unique shops, antique and art dealers, shopping malls, and major department stores to choose from. Local farmers markets are showcased in various parts of town during the summer and fall. Eau Claire has a modest but active theatre community. Eau Claire has a superb school system, providing the highest level of education, including two public colleges, the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley Technical College and two private colleges, Immanuel Lutheran College and a campus of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. Eau Claire is conveniently located on Interstate 94 joining it to major cities, such as Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago, IL and is home to the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport. Transit bus lines run throughout Eau Claire for easy commutes. Eau Claire offers the best urban qualities of a healthy and diverse economy, high quality healthcare, excellent schools, and abundance of retail shopping, with the comforts of small town living – affordable housing, friendly people, and low crime. This makes Eau Claire a great choice to live, work, and raise a family.
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