Green Bay – HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay has been a cornerstone of community health care for decades and is the only hospital located on the city’s west side that provides high-quality, 24/7 emergency care for all ages. In the last two years, the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department saw nearly 7,000 pediatric patient visits.
“We care for children for a variety of reasons whether it be for an illness or injury, at all hours, 24 hours a day,” said LeaAnn Laabs, Manager of the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department. “A trip to the emergency room can be unsettling for children and their parents or caregivers, and it’s why we want to do everything we can to make them feel comfortable and well cared for.”
To enhance care for children in its emergency department, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has added two new, state-of-the-art exam rooms designed just for their pediatric patients. The rooms feature artwork and murals that embrace the natural beauty of Wisconsin; the ability to change the color of the lighting in the room for a calming, interactive experience; and are designed to disguise medical equipment that may be intimidating to little ones.
Click here to view and/or download video of the new pediatric rooms in the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department.
“We wanted to create spaces that are child-friendly and where we can provide the same quality and level of care we pride ourselves on, yet offer children and their loved ones more comfort at the same time,” said Leah Bergstrom, Director of the HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Emergency Department.
Planning for the new rooms began in 2019, but the project was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Work resumed in Spring 2021, and the project was completed at the end of May.
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, located at 1726 Shawano Ave. provides a comprehensive range of health care services, including 24/7 emergency care for adults and children. It’s sister-hospital on Green Bay’s East Side, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital enhanced emergency care for kids in 2019 with the addition of the HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department.
About HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1903. Patients benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, and cardiac care. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high-quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states – Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.