New Spooner Health Facility Welcomes First Patient

SPOONER, WI (May 23, 2016)—Spooner Health opened its doors to patients on Thursday, May 19. The new facility is located on the north side of Spooner at 1280 Chandler Drive (just off from County Road H between Highways 63 and 53). All hospital services including outpatient and emergency care are now located at this new location.

The first of nine inpatients to be moved to the new facility on Thursday morning was Steve Ciarico. He was happy to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to move to a new hospital. “I’ve been to my share of hospitals,” said Ciarico, “and my stay at Spooner Health was truly a great experience.”

When asked what he thought about the new hospital, he brought up the buildings beauty and great view along with his appreciation for the shower and excellent food. He was most impressed with the staff, especially their sincere and genuine concern for him as a patient.

“If there’s a five-star rating, there needs to be a special category for Spooner Health,” said Ciarico. “They deserve above and beyond a five-star. A lot of good things are going to happen in this new facility.”

Mike Schafer, Spooner Health CEO, was able to greet all nine inpatients as they made their way off the ambulance and into the new facility. “It was fun to see the patient’s excitement and appreciation for the new hospital.”

“I want to extend a sincere thank you to all of our staff and the many other people and organizations who worked together to ensure a safe and successful patient move,” says Schafer. “It is a large undertaking to move a hospital to a new location and we couldn’t have done it without great teamwork.”