Aspirus Health System to invest $30 million for expansion of Aspirus Wausau Hospital


Aspirus Health System announced plans for $30 million expansion of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wisconsin.


The first phase of the campus master plan will expand and add new inpatient rooms, double the capacity of the emergency department’s ambulance garage, enhance hospital dining services, expand the Aspirus Regional Cancer Center and include new positron emission tomography (PET) and computerized tomography (CT) imaging services.

Planning for the project is underway and will be done in phases. Work on the project could begin later this winter with an anticipated completion timeline of 24-30 months.

Expansion details at a glance:

  • • Palliative Care Unit – Improved size, privacy and access to rooms that serve very ill patients and their families. Additional patient beds added.
  • • Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit – Adding new patient beds with additional space to accommodate in-room technology and access for families.
  • • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit – Addition of four new patient rooms.
  • • Support Areas – Respiratory Therapy, Pastoral Care Services and waiting areas repositioned and expanded to provide enhanced service and access.
  • • Cardiac Rehab – The plans call for 1,000 square feet of new space for growing heart program.
  • • Emergency Department – Expanded ambulance garage and access area to accommodate four ambulances, instead of the current two-rig capacity. The Emergency Department’s façade and canopy will be updated for improved visibility and access.
  • • Cancer Center – A 7,000 square feet expansion of the Cancer Center to accommodate infusion patients. The addition of in-house PET/CT imaging services.
  • • Dining Room and Kitchen – Expanded and relocated to meet growing needs of patients, visitors and staff members.


Name Aspirus Health System
Location Wisconsin
Type Expansion
Estimated Cost $30 Million
Expansion Period 24-30 Months