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Aspirus Merrill Hospital embarks on $40 million renovation and expansion project

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May 13, 2024

MERRILL – Aspirus recently announced a $40 million renovation and expansion project at Aspirus Merrill Hospital. 

Jeff Wicklander, Aspirus Central Region president, said the initiative underscores Aspirus’ dedication to addressing the growing healthcare needs in Merrill and the surrounding areas.

Wicklander said the project, which is scheduled to start this summer, will improve efficiency, access and the patient experience. 

“The healthcare landscape has encountered unprecedented challenges over the past four years, exerting immense pressure on healthcare systems across the nation,” he said. “Despite these obstacles, Aspirus has thrived, which is a testament to strategic foresight, thoughtful decision-making and a relentless commitment to efficiency and effectiveness.”

A key feature of this project is the doubling of inpatient beds, from 10 to 20, as well as

  • Complete reconstruction of inpatient rooms
  • Enhancements to imaging, rehabilitation, laboratory and pharmacy services
  • Updates to the main floor, stairwells and offices
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