The expansion was originally announced as part of a multi-year facilities improvement project in 2018. Through the design process, Children’s Wisconsin identified an opportunity to build a new space near the main hospital entrance rather than renovating the existing department. This will make it easier for families to access the Emergency Department.

Other work associated with the campus improvement plan continues as planned. Phase three of the surgery renovation, including a new surgical waiting area, is currently being outfitted with equipment and furniture, and will open to patient families in January. The final phase of the surgery renovation will be completed in 2021. 

CannonDesign continues to provide architectural support for the projects with The Boldt Company serving as the general contractor. A live webcam of the construction site is available on the Children's Wisconsin website.

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