Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Kenosha Clinic | Kenosha, WI
The new Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Kenosha Clinic is a consolidation of two Kenosha-area primary care clinics, a children’s advocacy center, and a specialty care clinic. Services include primary care, urgent care, imaging/radiology, lab, behavioral health, counseling/visitation, and child advocacy. Specialty services include asthma/allergy, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, urology, ENT and developmental physical therapy.
The site, building location, and internal layout were all designed with expansion in mind in response to the Kenosha area’s growing population, however expansion directions are limited. The site is bounded on the east by Interstate 94, on the south by existing buildings, and on the west by approximately 0.4 acres of wetland that stretches along much of the 122nd Street frontage. In response, the north side of the building is split and completely removable, allowing for either a one- or two-story future addition.
The Kenosha area community receives many benefits from the brand new, consolidated clinic. It excels and positively impacts the community through its form, function and flexibility:
The form is an acknowledgement to its energy efficiency. The building shell, windows, exterior walls, lighting, HVAC and plumbing systems were designed to operate above baseline standards. Saving energy means lower operating costs and less environmental impact.
The function is a success because the clinic suites provide free flow for patients and staff. A smart layout means the clinic’s many services are delivered equally well. A more efficient layout for doctors and nurses has been proven to provide an increase in the number of patients seen. In addition, providing a number of different services in one building makes transfer and movement between services easier for patients and families. This clinic also brings the first Urgent Care to Kenosha that is specifically focused on the needs of children.
Flexibility is achieved because the site, building location, and internal layout were all designed with expansion in mind — in response to the Kenosha area’s growing population. Not only does the clinic look beautiful inside and out, it is designed to serve the community today and well into the future.