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)

Medieval remedy to treat eye infections found to kill MRSA superbug
Researchers in Britain and the U.S. have found that a medieval concoction meant to treat eye infections also has the ability to kill the MRSA superbug. 

8 ways to soothe heartburn in pregnancy
As a obstetrician, one of the most common questions I hear from my patients is: What are some natural ways to deal with an upset stomach, heartburn or acid reflux? And what I always tell them we need to consider is that the physiology of the gastrointestinal tract in a pregnant woman is slightly altered. […]

How many Americans could get Ebola? Study provides estimates
The United States could have had more than a dozen Ebola cases monthly during the height of the epidemic in West Africa last year, and a half dozen cases in treatment simultaneously, according to a new study

Guess your age? 3D facial scan beats doctor's exam
It's no secret that most people accumulate wrinkles on their faces as they age.

The power of positivity: How banishing negative thoughts helped me beat pancreatic cancer, twice
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal human diseases known to man.

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 Hell's Kitchen
8:00pm New Girl
8:30pm Weird Loners (Series Premiere)
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