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UW Health at The American Center Focuses on Prevention, High-Quality Care

The new UW Health at The American Center in Madison, Wisconsin emphasizes both prevention and high-quality medical care as essential components of good health. The center was designed by Flad Architects and built by J.H. Findorff and Sons.

The cross-functional facility, encompassing nearly 500,000 square feet, has three sections: a hospital, clinics and an area devoted to wellness.  It also features advanced telehealth capabilities, allowing patients to be seen remotely by specialists.

The American Center includes 14 operating rooms; 56 inpatient rooms; the first demonstration kitchen in a Madison hospital (used for community cooking classes and to teach patients); a yoga studio and sports-performance facilities, such as a replica Kohl Center basketball court, a swimming pool, an indoor track and both indoor and outdoor turf fields.

In addition to a 24/7/365 emergency department with significant ambulatory capabilities, inpatient and outpatient services will focus on orthopedics, urology, general surgery and bariatrics.

Fast Facts: UW Health at The American Center

  • Size of land parcel: 42 acres
  • Parking ramp capacity: 270 vehicles
  • Surface lot capacity: 870 vehicles
  • Cubic tons of concrete: 31,846
  • Tons of steel: 1,200
  • Landscaping: 828 trees, 2,738 shrubs and 8,684 perennials
  • Glass surface area: 66,000 square feet
  • Gallons of paint: 7,000
  • Cubic yards of dirt and gravel moved: 350,000

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Posted August 17, 2015

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