SSM Health and Dean Medical Group have been committed to the health and well-being of the Madison community for more than 100 years. For the past 60 years, SSM Health and Dean Medical Group have provided exceptional care at their Fish Hatchery Road location, right in the heart of Madison.
On February 21, their mission continued with the opening of their new South Madison Campus clinic. Located at 1211 S. Fish Hatchery Road, immediately north of the current clinic, the five-story, 180,000 square foot, state-of-the art building features more than 100 primary and specialty care providers. This includes nearly 30 primary care providers, and over 20 providers each supporting orthopedics, cancer care and therapy services. The clinic also includes on-site infusion services, laboratory, retail pharmacy, medical imaging services, including mammography, and a café which is open to the public.
As patients approach the main entrance, they’ll find a protective canopy and SnowMelt® technology under the concrete to melt snow and ice at the entrance, making it convenient for everyone, especially those with mobility issues. SSM Health is also offering temporary valet service to all patients and visitors at the clinic through late summer 2022, when construction is completed on the new parking area. Patients using public transportation will find a convenient Madison Metro bus stop right outside of the pedestrian entrance on Fish Hatchery Road.
This new clinic focused on more than just delivering exceptional health care in the heart of South Madison. The project also included specific focus on sustainability, well-being, and diversity and inclusion. Throughout the project, SSM Health teams and construction partner Findorff focused on maximizing recycling and reuse opportunities, even repurposing many of the trees that needed to be removed into veneers and other wood elements in the new building.
With an eye towards staff and patient well-being, the building is on track to achieve WELL Building Standard® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. This WELL building certification recognizes advanced health and well-being practices and requires the building itself to meet heightened standards around 10 concepts that include air quality, water handling, nourishment, light, movement and more.
Finally, while private construction projects like SSM Health’s South Madison Campus building aren’t required to set diversity, equity and inclusion goals, SSM Health felt called to hold itself accountable in making the project an opportunity for all members of the community. In doing so, the health care organization partnered with Findorff and the Urban League of Greater Madison to set specific, measurable goals around the diversity of the project’s overall workforce, as well as create a unique mentor-protégé program that would help area residents and small business owners further develop their skills and experience. Initially, the project set a workforce diversity goal that would ensure at least 8% of the project’s total workforce were women, persons of color, veterans or individuals with a disability. At the height of construction, 21% of the project’s workforce were from a qualifying diversity group. Over the course of the project, SSM Health and Findorff also provided protégé opportunities to 11 different individuals or businesses.
Learn more and take a virtual tour of the new clinic at ssmhealth.com/SouthMadison.