WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Health News

MADISON (WMSN) -- A new "green" hospital is under construction in Edgerton.


Leaders there hope the facility not only has a technology edge, but bring in more specialties, which may include cancer care.


Janesville native Bob Mansur says it's taken nearly a year to get him where he is today.


"I had an automobile accident last July 8th," said Bob Mansur, Edgerton Hospital patient.


After having a hip replacement in Madison, he went to physical therapy in Edgerton.


"It was great to be closer to home. It's great for the whole area and obviously the hospital is needed," said Mansur.


Edgerton Hospital partnered with St. Mary's Hospital to move to a new location - right off of Highway 59.


One of Edgerton Hospital's goals is to be a green facility. Its the first critical access hospital in the country to have geothermal heating and cooling.


"We're basically taking the ground temperature of 50 degrees and we're gunna heat it up or cool it down and use that as heating or air conditioning," said Facilities Manager Tom Freeeman.


"We're going to look at some solar opportunities and even further lower our carbon footprint," said Freeman.


Also under construction - a rehabilitation facility to help more patients like Bob.


"We have a therapy outpatient gym and a very nice inpatient gym," said Freeman.


More jobs could be added. No word yet how many.


"There's new opportunities with those specialties that could bring more nursing support or lab personnel," said Freeman.


Other specialties could also be added down the line.


"Cancer treatments, we may have the opportunity to do some chemotherapy," said Freeman.


An open house is planned for September 25th.


They will also have a run-walk event that day to fundraise the construction project.


The hospital hopes to raise $1.5 million to help complete the project.

First Look: Green Hospital to open in Edgerton this Fall

Video List

Sun. - Fri. on FOX 47 News at 9!

Top Health Headlines (foxnews.com)

White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids
Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children.

Why a nonprofit is willing to pay thousands for your poop
A Massachusetts-based  nonprofit is collecting poop at $40 a sample to treat a bacterial infection that is currently only mitigated by antibiotics, the Washington Post reported.

Canada says husband of woman diagnosed with avian flu also infected
The husband of a woman who tested positive for the H7N9 avian flu virus earlier this week was also infected, likely from a common source during their visit to China, Canadian federal and provincial governments confirmed on Friday.

For reducing cholesterol, corn oil better than olive oil, study suggests
Consuming vegetable oils has been associated with a reduction in total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad, cholesterol.

Organ donors have added 2.2M years to American lives
Organ donors added 2,270,859 years to the lives of American transplant recipients over 25 years—a "stellar accomplishment," experts say in a study published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery.

Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm World's Funniest Fails
8:00pm Glee
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Half Men
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix