TOMAH, Wisconsin (WXOW) – The Mayo Clinic Health System in Tomah has received a facelift.
Sunday the clinic hosted an open house to show the public their $2.4 million renovations and expansions.
The project added eight exam rooms to the second floor, which Dr. Will Schanhofer uses to practice family medicine.
"Every third room has one of these up-down tables, so each of us has one," Schanhofer said, explaining that some patient tables can move to accommodate a patient.
Schanhofer said patient convenience is key when it comes to the updated clinic, which added three new family physicians in the last year.
"Hopefully it allows us to see more patients and provide a better service to the community," he said.
"This practice is a very rapidly growing practice, and we we're out of space," said Joe Kruse, CAO of Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare.
The Tomah clinic is one of Mayo Clinic Health System's largest facilities in Western Wisconsin, Kruse said.
It's the third biggest, behind just La Crosse and Onalaska.
Kruse said he hopes to accommodate demand with the new rehabilitation services – the clinic added physical and occupational therapy – and through the newly remodeled lobby.
Staff hopes that area provides quick, private registration.
"Access to healthcare is a very high priority for us," Kruse said, "So having the right care at the right time at the right place is key to our success."
The clinic has been in use for about two months. Staff said they hope their success in that time continues for many years to come.
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