BARRON, Wis. –– A $4.9 million construction project at Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland in Barron is complete. Community members are invited to see the improvements in the Medical-Surgical Department during an open house on Monday, March 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The Barron Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
The project was announced in September 2016 and added over 13,000 square feet to the facility, including 8,640 square feet for 10 new inpatient rooms which include ceiling lift units, private bathrooms and showers with safety rails and wheelchair accessibility, and wireless internet access. A new family lounge is steps from patient rooms and provides a quiet place for visitors to relax or have private conversations while remaining near their loved ones. Also added is a 5,600-square-foot shell space as a future replacement of the hospital’s Family Birth Center.
“Before construction, the rooms in this part of the hospital were more than 35 years old and did not meet the current needs of our patients or staff because they were so small,” says Richard Sampson, M.D., Family Medicine physician and medical staff director. “These beautiful, new, nature-inspired rooms are nearly twice the size and can easily accommodate medical equipment and family members so our employees can attend to all of our patients’ needs.”
Patients will move into the new space in May.
Mayo Clinic Health System – Northland includes the hospital and clinic in Barron, and clinics in Chetek and Rice Lake. Each year, the hospital in Barron cares for more than 760 hospitalized patients.
Press ContactKristin Everett