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St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center Open House June 25th 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Emergency medicine will no longer be a 25 minute drive to Madison for those living in the Sun Prairie area. As of July 1, the St .Mary’s Sun Prairie Emergency Center will emerge as a shining star to perform life-saving roles on a daily basis.
The 24 hour emergency center has all the tools and technology needed for a command performance. It features a CT scanner, Glidescope (allowing physicians to intubate patients with a direct view of their vocal cords) a full service lab, and additional medical imaging equipment to help diagnose and treat whatever plot twists are thrown its way.
The center – a 13,500 square foot building, is located on 17 acres of land at the intersection of Highway 151 and Reiner Road. It has 10 treatment rooms - including a firetruck-themed room for pediatric patients, 100% board certified/board prepared physicians, 100% certified emergency nurses, a helipad for transport to Madison hospitals and an InstyMeds machine(a 24 hour prescription vending machine).
On June 25th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., all community members are invited to join the center’s cast and experience firsthand the drama of an emergency department. Upon arrival, attendees will be given a wristband and assume the role of a fictional character to see how their ER story unfolds throughout the facility. Children will also have a dual-role in the cast as they, quite literally, will get to wear their own.
Since the heat is being cranked up outside, there are some coolER options for cast members as well. Refreshments will be available up until curtain call at 7:30pm. Thanks to a generous donation from Culver's, that includes frozen custard and lemon ice.
St. Mary’s Sun Prairie Fun Facts
Construction by the Numbers:
25 Tons – the amount of rebar or material to reinforce the concrete. It weighs as much as 65 cows.
100 Tons – the amount of structural steel in the building. That’s about the weight of 70 Volkswagen Beetles.
500 Cubic Yards – the amount of concrete in the building. It’s enough to fill six semi trucks or 81,000 pint glasses.
13,500 sq. ft. - the size of the building's footprint. That’s a little more than 1/3rd the size of a football field.
In the process of constructing the facility, existing structures were removed. Much of that material was recycled. Here’s how it breaks down:
Concrete – 71 loads, 1065 cubic yards – enough for more than ten 2,500 sq foot homes
Metal – 25 tons ~ weight of 4 elephants
Asphalt Paving – 127 loads, 1905 cubic yards – enough to fill nearly 2/3 of an Olympic sized swimming pool