Calumet Medical Center temporary parking changes clear way for patient service improvements
03 / 24 / 2006
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
CHILTON, Wis. – Calumet Medical Center is moving patient and visitor parking to the lot on Memorial Drive, making room for the $1.6 million renovation and expansion project announced last month. All patients and visitors should use the parking spots closest to the Memorial Drive entrance. The stalls are marked with white striping. After entering, registration and reception staff will greet patients and visitors during normal business hours.
The project is on schedule for a December opening. Work will include expansion and renovation of the hospital’s outpatient registration, Emergency department and ambulance bay area, and the Radiology/Imaging department. Additionally, the hospital will expand its use of technology, including electronic information sharing, computerized imaging and telemedicine opportunities.
Calumet Medical Center is a member of Affinity Health System.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.