Thursday, April 14, 2011

St. Mary's Sun Prairie Emergency Center Cares for 20,000th Paitient (St. Mary's Hospital Press Release)

Sun Prairie, WI – April 13, 2011 – It took just 11 months for St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center to care for 10,000 patients and this afternoon – another 10 months later – it has reached the 20,000 mark. St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center opened on July 1, 2009, and has reached both milestones well ahead of initial projections.

“The community told us several years ago there was an unmet need for emergency services in Sun Prairie, and by the fact we keep hitting our milestones well ahead of time I’d say that need has been proven,” says Rebecca Jacobs, Manager of the St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center. “We couldn’t be happier to be here caring for this wonderful community.”

Sun Prairie’s estimated 2010 population is roughly 28,000 people. If each patient lived in the community, this means more than 2 out of 3 residents would have received care from the Center’s dedicated team of healthcare professionals.

St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center provides 24/7 care and is staffed by Certified Emergency Nurses and physicians who are all board certified in emergency medicine. It is Wisconsin’s only satellite emergency center and is conveniently located near the intersection of Highway 151 and Reiner Road. The 13,500 square foot building was built on a 17 acre parcel, with future growth and expanded services in mind. It features 10 treatment rooms - including a fire truck-themed room for pediatric patients, a helipad for transport to Madison hospitals and an InstyMeds machine (a 24 hour prescription vending machine).

You can learn more about the St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center at:


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