Upland Hills Health, a critical access hospital in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, was outgrowing its aging facilities. More than that, it was losing market share to competition from larger hospitals less than an hour away. UHH wanted to remain an attractive option to the local community by either overhauling its existing facilities or rebuilding nearby. With strong community support, UHH opted to stay on site, which also allowed it to remain adjacent to a recently built senior living facility. By carrying out a major renovation project, UHH wanted to accomplish the following:
Through rigorous visioning sessions and a systematic needs assessment, ERDMAN worked with UHH to help it reach smart decisions for a viable future in the community. ERDMAN then initiated a three-phase renovation process to transform the UHH facilities. Since project completion, UHH has experienced tremendous success, success that can be seen in outcomes like these:
Residents of a community will generally opt for local healthcare if they have a positive perception of that option. This is especially true as the population ages. Today, UHH offers an attractive local alternative that the community of Dodgeville embraces.