Calumet Medical Center Announces Power Plant Renovation Project
03 / 15 / 2013
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
Chilton, Wis. - Calumet Medical Center has announced it will begin renovations of the hospital’s power plant April 1, 2013, to provide energy efficient heating and cooling infrastructure. Construction of the $3.5 million power plant is scheduled to be completed in September of 2013.
“We are eager to continue with the planned improvements that have taken place at the hospital over the years. This is the next important step in ensuring our ability to provide the best possible health care. This provides a platform to grow clinical services and programs well into the future,” said Tim Richman, president of Calumet Medical Center.
Having served Calumet County and the surrounding area for nearly 60 years, Calumet Medical Center has demonstrated a commitment to improving the community’s health. Renovations at the hospital include:
- The Calumet Medical Center clinic, which was built in 1956
- The emergency department, which was completed in 2006
- The breast center and imaging department, which were completed in 2008
The Boldt Co. is serving as the project’s general contractor.
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.