More than 1,200 babies are born each year at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital. The Nurses Station is the center of activity for the nursing staff when not with patients, and the place for visitors to stop and ask about a patient.
Our birthing suites look and feel more like home than a hospital—featuring cheerful wallpaper, recliner, radio/CD player, telephone, TV, and, hidden behind the beautiful cabinetry, most everything the staff will need for delivery.
The NICU at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital is one of six designated regional neonatal care centers in Wisconsin and is located next to the Birth Center. It has access to 24-hour specialized, comprehensive medical services to help the staff give individualized nursing care based on the needs of baby and family.
The Pediatric Unit Auxiliary Park provides a nice quiet, subdued place for parents and families to visit patients within the Pediatric Unit. The park features a bank of birch trees, a water fountain and park benches.
Being stuck in a hospital room for any length of time can be hard, especially when you are a child! Fortunately, Children's Miracle Network (CMN) felt that way as well, and funded an outdoor play area called the CMN Backyard. Located on the roof just outside the Pediatric Unit, the fenced in "yard" features a telescope, megaphones, and other safety tested playground equipment.
Our Teen Lounge is for children 12 years of age and older. A foosball table, computer, and a variety of games and activities are available for the teens, their friends, and families.
The PICU, with six beds, provides all of the state-of-the-art equipment needed to care for critically ill or injured children. The Unit contains nursing sub-stations with computer access, allowing caregivers to keep in visual contact with patients while doing charting.
Our Critical Care Unit is designed for patients needing closer observation and care. Specially trained nurses and medical professionals provide care around the clock for the critically ill patients.
The Garden Room allows family and friends a place to rest and restore themselves while visiting a loved one on the Palliative Care Unit. Individuals can relax in the padded wicker furniture, make private calls, and listen to the relaxing sound of a trickling water fountain.
Ministry Spirit Medical Transportation is a comprehensive, regionally-integrated ground and air transportation service for high-risk patients from referral institutions and/or scenes of injury.
On Independence Square, rehab patients learn to walk, talk, think, write, and pursue daily living activities in a controlled, real-world setting. This city block, located within the rehab unit, contains a simulated street complete with working replicas of a grocery store, theater and church, bank, car and farm work area, as well as many familiar obstacles including curbs, sidewalks, steps, heavy doors, and tight spaces.
Our Wellness Center is a modern, full-length gym and is used for basketball and volleyball leagues, exercise classes, winter walking, and other recreational pursuits. At the north end of the gym, an expansive stage area – remodeled in 2002 – serves as the exercise space.
Employees enjoy free, exclusive access to the center from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. daily.