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Children’s Wisconsin – Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – already a national leader in the field of neurological pediatric care – continues to raise the bar for patient care through the design and construction of this new (completed in 2015) neuroscience unit. The project provides the only level 4 epileptic center in Wisconsin.   The facility is capable of full-time monitoring of as many as 18 patients making it one of the largest in the united states.

This unit allows for expanded neuroscience inpatient programming, enhancement of rehabilitation offerings, and significantly upgrades CHW’s neuro-monitoring equipment and capabilities serving Neuroscience, NICU, and PICU patient populations.

At the onset of planning for the buildout of West Tower Seventh floor, the project’s stated goals included reducing patient stays while improving rehabilitation within unique therapeutic spaces designed to further enhance quality of life for patients and their families. To achieve this, the unit includes the following highly innovative features:

  • 22 beds dedicated to pediatric Neuroscience and Rehabilitation patient populations
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Central Control Room for all Neuroscience, NICU, and PICU patients undergoing epilepsy monitoring
  • Modifications to the unit entrance with video monitoring features to increase safety and monitoring
  • Rehabilitation Gym with ZeroG track, basketball hoop, and interactive media programming
  • ADL Patient/Family Training Space to prepare patients for the transition to home following rehab
  • Neuropsychologic testing and Speech/OT retraining with camera assisted monitoring
  • Sensory rehabilitation room for early rehab recovery and for patients requiring behavioral decompression in a soft environment.

Location: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Size: 35,500 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Interior Design

Completion Date(s): 2015

Contractor / Construction Manager: Boldt Construction