Urban tertiary campus renewal creates growth, operational efficiencies and a better experience

SSM Health
St. Mary's Hospital

Madison, Wisconsin

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin is a growing 410-bed, tertiary hospital and ambulatory care center, hired Kahler Slater to develop a long-term master plan to meet their development needs and address their century-old downtown campus. Kahler Slater designed major expansions for both inpatient and ambulatory care, with a goal of providing the latest technology in an efficient chassis, creating a Cardiac Center of Excellence and a better procedural services experience for patients as well as physicians.

In addition to a 240,000-square foot patient tower over a new surgical and diagnostics platform, with a total of 34 new operating rooms and 40 new private prep/recovery rooms, Kahler Slater also completed planning and architectural design for the 195,000-square foot Outpatient Center for St. Mary’s Dean Ventures (a partnership between St. Mary’s Hospital and Dean Health System). Collaborating to create a new ambulatory services facility on the same campus, the for-profit venture built the Outpatient Care Center, a four-story addition that integrates hospital-based physician practices, provides ambulatory diagnostics and enhances physician productivity as well as patient convenience.

Services include the Center for Digestive Disorders and Ambulatory Surgery and Care Center, housing 23-hour overnight-stay patients. Physician offices for hospital-based proceduralists are connected by a skybridge to their inpatients and procedural areas in the hospital. The lowest level houses ambulatory imaging services, including MRI, CT, cardiac diagnostics and ultrasound. A pharmacy and retail services, as well as an attached parking structure, complete the facility offerings. The University of Wisconsin’s Family Practice Residency program is also housed on this campus.

Powerful Results

Top 100
Top 100 Hospitals® 2018 Watson Health™
2019 recipient of A-Rating from Leapfrog (7th consecutive “A” grade)
2019 Healthgrades’ “Outstanding Patient Experience” Award (5th consecutive year)
2017 Press Ganey’s “Guardian of Excellence” Award for Clinical Quality