OakLeaf Surgical moves to new location
Posted: September 26, 2014
OakLeaf Surgical Hospital (OLSH) recently relocated to a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art facility at 1000 OakLeaf Way, Altoona. The hospital was created from the vision of its 52 physician/owners and encompasses 108,250 square feet of space on two floors. It includes seven 600-square-foot operating suites, four procedure rooms and 30 overnight rooms (13 inpatient/17 outpatient). The hospital offers a staff of physicians, nurses and specialists focusing on 14 fields of medicine.
"We perform more than 10,000 surgeries annually. Subsequently, our old facility left little room for growth. Now, with more than double the rooms and almost triple the square footage, we can meet the needs of all patients requesting our services," said OakLeaf Surgical Chief Executive Officer Anne Hargrave-Thomas, who added that specialties includes orthopedic and sports medicine, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, otolaryngology, podiatric surgery, urology and vascular surgery.
The OakLeaf Advanced Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center and OakLeaf Concussion Services, previously in separate locations, have also relocated to the new campus in River Prairie for patient convenience.
Thirty private rooms offer comfort and luxury. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, wireless Internet access, fresh flowers, and chef-inspired meals.
"We strive to make each patient's stay positive, comfortable and unique. A higher nurse-to-patient ratio results in more attention given to each patient, which leads to better care and increased satisfaction," said Hargrave-Thomas.
OLSH was recognized in 2014 for patient satisfaction by a national company and has been rated by Consumer Reports as of the "best in the nation" for overall patient experience.
The vision began with its founding physicians/owners, including OLSH's Governing Board Chair Dr. John Drawbert and Chief of Staff Dr. Brent Wogahn.
OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, which was established in 2001, is a physician-owned facility and part of the OakLeaf Medical Network. It is comprised of 175 independent healthcare providers and 41 clinics, serving more than 30 communities in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. TBL