Construction efforts remain on schedule at the new SSM Health clinic in Beaver Dam. With the weather turning colder, most of the work is focused on the facility’s interior, however, some exterior work continues.
The construction crew is installing wood appearance paneling to complement existing stone and brick. Work crews are finishing up sidewalks and will install trees and a few other plantings at the front of the building with additional landscaping and parking lot work to follow in the spring of 2021.
Inside, the clinic is really beginning to take shape. “By the end of November, all drywall has been installed in the facility,” according to Kyle Prochaska, senior construction project manager for SSM Health Dean Medical Group. “For interior work, we started from the top down. The second floor is falling into place nicely and now we are finishing drywall install on the first floor and starting to paint.”
Cabinets and drawers are being delivered for construction teams to begin install. Work teams also are placing ceiling grids so they can install ceiling tiles once all the mechanical and electrical work is completed. “As it relates to our interior work, November into January will be a most impactful time,” Prochaska says. “December will be spent on flooring and lighting fixtures, as well as ceiling work.”
The facility features natural lighting with breathtaking views and will feature motorized blinds and glazing for privacy. Artwork by a local artist will showcase the Beaver Dam area’s natural beauty to complement the facility’s healing environment.
The new 40,000-square-foot, stand-alone clinic will house SSM Health primary and specialty care providers and Fond du Lac Regional Clinic providers, as well as imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services. Once built, SSM Health will move services currently provided in leased space adjacent to Marshfield Medical Center Beaver Dam to the new location. The plan is to begin to provide patient care in the clinic in February 2021.
Below are several photos from the construction site, showing the progress crews have made over the past month: