Friday, April 24, 2020

The Wisconsin (Covid) Alternative Care Facility Opens Today

Enjoy This Time Lapse Video of the Wisconsin Alternative Care Facility Being Built
  • Governor Evers announced that the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers would develop an alternative care facility (ACF) on the Wisconsin State Fair Park grounds in West Allis.
  • This facility is an 'insurance policy' to ensure sufficient beds will be available for COVID-19 patients, should the need arise. While local hospitals have significantly increased their capacity, the ACF will be prepared to care for nearly 750 additional patients, if needed.
  • Ascension Wisconsin "alumni" are on the team leading this effort. Debra Standridge, who served as president, north region, is the facility's CEO; Tim Richman, who served as president of Ascension Elmbrook and Ascension St. Joseph, is the facility's chief operating officer; and Celia Shaughnessy, who served as vice president, human resources, is the facility's chief human resources officer.
  • The site is scheduled to open today.

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