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Edgerton Hospital

Surpassing goals for a sustainable critical access hospital

The goals for the new Edgerton Hospital and Health Services in Edgerton, Wisconsin include creating an exemplary model of healthcare; creating a positive experience for patients, staff and families; implementing state-of-the-art technologies; utilizing quality, sustainable building materials and systems; being operationally efficient and cost effective; and promoting community health and wellness.

EUA has provided campus master planning services, which will include a medical office building, skilled care facility and community center, in addition to the critical access hospital. EUA also designed the hospital component, which included 18 inpatient beds, emergency services, imaging, surgery, lab and physical therapy area.

The hospital is the first in Wisconsin to utilize a ground-loop geothermal HVAC system in order to reduce the building’s energy consumption. Within six years, the hospital has seen a complete payback on the geothermal investment. Other sustainable features include a high performance envelope, high-recycled content and low VOC materials, southern exposure and views, operable windows in patient rooms and sophisticated lighting controls.