New ED and care unit for Aspirus Ontonagon

Ontonagon, Mich. (WLUC) - Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital recently had an open house to celebrate some of their changes. Construction for the 8,000 square foot expansion project began in June and was completed last month.

A state-of-the-art emergency department and completely remodeled hospital inpatient care unit were some of those updates. The project also included a new canopy entrance for the emergency department, three new private patient exam rooms and new physician and nurse workstations.

These renovations were focused on patient privacy, safety, comfort and efficiency.

"When you're here, you don't want people to know why you're here, you know...it could be that you're really sick or it could be something very personal, as well," said project manager Leeanne Jessup. "It's nice to know that when you come into a facility, you have the privacy to communicate with staff and know that no one else will be overhearing that."

The Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital Foundation has also added a second new canopy over the main hospital entrance. Money is being raised in the community to help pay it off.