Neenah, Wis. – Miron Construction Co., Inc. was recently recognized by The Daily Reporter newspaper for two of the 2012 Top Projects in Wisconsin. The Daily Reporter is a statewide construction newspaper distributed throughout Wisconsin. Awards were received for Langlade Hospital Replacement Critical Access Hospital in Antigo, Wis. and The Women’s Community, Inc. Agency and Shelter Facility in Wausau, Wis. The awards, which will be presented at an awards banquet being held on May 2nd at the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, recognize members of the construction industry (generals, subcontractors, architects engineers and owners) whose projects met and exceeded expectations in the year prior. This year’s Top Projects event will honor 30 outstanding Wisconsin construction projects completed in 2012. To view a list of the winning projects, please visit click here.
Langlade Hospital Replacement Critical Access Hospital, Antigo, Wis.
The new Langlade Critical Access Hospital was designed with the patient experience in mind. In fact, many patients feel like guests at an upscale hotel rather than patients at a high-tech healthcare facility. Every decision made throughout the design and construction process was based on what was best for the patient, and the hospital’s administration team definitely drove that home.
The former 1930s-built Langlade Hospital was 110,000 square feet of sprawled-out space, unyielding to today’s healthcare needs. Miron was hired in March 2009 as the design-build contractor for the new hospital. In April 2009, Miron and the project owners brought Wisconsin-based Eppstein Uhen Architects onto the team. With the contractor and architect in place, the team wasted little time in getting people involved and getting the process rolling.
An authors of change process was implemented that asked every employee in the hospital to take pictures of their work area, print them out and highlight their likes and dislikes. The team compiled all of that information into a large three-ring binder and used a lot of it as a starting point for the design work. Hospital staff members weren’t the only people involved in design; Miron called on patient feedback as well.
“Our new hospital project has positioned our organization well for the future. We have created an environment that really enhances the patient experience while maximizing patient safety, privacy and comfort. We engaged in a design process that was much lengthier than usual because, with every decision made, we considered the impact of the decision on the patient. Every innovative feature in our new facility, and there are many, reflects our intensive efforts to assure that the new Langlade Hospital was truly patient-centered … We were very fortunate to have had the Miron team at our side throughout this process. The Miron team was at the table and involved in our project right from the very start as we began to explore how the future of healthcare was likely to unfold and how it would impact the future delivery of care. They worked closely with us to achieve our goal of creating the hospital of tomorrow and developing many of the innovative features that benefit our patients today. Miron was a great partner; we owe a great deal of our success in developing the new Langlade Hospital to the Miron team,” stated Dave Schneider, executive director of Langlade Hospital.
The Women’s Community, Inc. Agency and Shelter Facility, Wausau, Wis.
The Women’s Community facility provides the temporary housing and counseling space necessary to meet the organization’s growing needs. In addition to offices and conference rooms, the handicap-accessible facility features 10 bedrooms with private bathrooms, space for counseling residents and outside community members, a children’s play area, living room and gathering space, art and meditation space, laundry room, kitchen, food pantry and a room designed by, and meant for, teenagers.
Jane Graham Jennings, executive director of The Women’s Community, Inc., and supporters of the organization, spent nearly three years raising $3.5 million to build the facility, which expands the number of beds for clients and their families from 28 to 40.
The Women’s Community mission is to provide specialized services (including emotional support, legal advocacy and children’s support services), and resources (e.g. shelter, food, transportation and clothing) to people in central Wisconsin affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and unemployment. The goal of the private, non-profit organization (funded solely through community contributions, United Way, federal, state and local grants) is to help individuals and families attain greater emotional and economic self-sufficiency.
“I realize this is what you do every day, but it was more than that to me and the people we serve … I really appreciate all that was done for this project. And I want to say again how much I enjoyed working with your construction crew … They really took this job to heart and treated it better than I could have hoped … You have a class act team. Thank you for a job well done!” exclaimed Jane E. Graham Jennings, executive director of The Women’s Community, Inc.
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Miron Construction Co., Inc., named 2012 Contractor of the Year by ENR Midwest, is a forward-thinking, fast-growing private company completing work throughout the nation. Miron is currently listed 115th among all general contractors in the United States and among the top 10 construction companies serving the Midwest by Engineering News Record (based on revenue figures for 2011). Miron provides innovative pre-construction, construction management, design-build and general construction services and is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., with regional offices in Madison, Wausau and Milwaukee, Wis., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Negaunee, Mich., and Virginia, Minn. Miron is also the Official Provider of Construction Services for the Green Bay Packers and Lambeau Field. For more information, please visit miron-construction.com.