Where technology and medicine meet: a look inside Racine County’s newest, state-of-the-art hospital | local news

Mount Pleasant – Self Service Cafeteria. Check in without talking to the receptionist. Basketball court and other sports venues. Pull-out beds for family members visiting inpatients. Racine County’s newest hospital may be a spectacle of the future of low-friction medicine.

Technology has been advancing medical treatment and conditioning in athletes for years, dedicated Aurora Medical Center-Mount Pleasant, 13250 Washington Ave. , to use the latest technologies to assist athletes to help them run and shoot, tackle and hit harder than ever before.

Aurora Medical Center – Mount Pleasant, located east of Interstate 94, opened February 1 and celebrated its 112th day of operation Wednesday with a grand opening celebration.

The public was invited to come into the medical center and tour the patient rooms, see two different surgery robots in action, and catch a glimpse of the new premium sports rehabilitation center.

Head in the game

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the new sports health The rehabilitation facility includes an indoor lawn field, a basketball court, a soccer field, and an outdoor soccer field is nearing completion.

area. The gym also offers a variety of fitness equipment, jogging, throwing and golf areas.

The center is designed not only for athletes looking to get back into the game after an injury, but to help others with rehabilitation: occupational rehabilitation and physical therapy are also offered in the hospital.

Representatives of the Kenosha King Fish, a semi-professional baseball team, attended the grand opening for the awards ceremony. Elvis, the Kingfish’s mascot, also appeared.

Check in, check out

Innovations start right when you enter.

Instead of speaking with the receptionist, who is still available, patients can also enter information into a kiosk before waiting in a secure examination room, rather than letting time pass in a regular waiting room.

The hospital has 48 patient bedrooms and another 12 intensive care unit beds, with a total of 60 patient rooms.

The inpatient rooms also contain many new innovations such as the remote control that controls the television, heating and cooling, and raising the beds. All 60 rooms also include digital screens in place of a whiteboard, making it easy to remember which staff will be working with the patient.

The rooms also include barn door bathrooms and rollaway beds for families of visiting patients, making the best use of the spacious rooms.

the team

Aurora Medical Center has 550 employees, of which 500 are new jobs created specifically for the center.

Lisa Guest, Chief of Aurora Patient Service District of Southern Wisconsin


While technology and innovations are helpful in improving patient experiences and stays, Lisa Guest, president of Aurora Medical Center at Mount Pleasant and president of the Southern Wisconsin Patient Service District, believes the difference in quality and care comes from the staff.

“Many of the team members live in this area. They come because they are closer to home, this is their home and now they treat their neighbours, friends and family.” “I am so proud that they are so passionate and committed to providing excellent and passionate care. I think that is what makes the difference, the commitment of our staff.”

Dr. Stephen Ryder Head Injury


Dr. Stephen Ryder, a surgeon at the center, explains how when he first began practicing medicine in Burlington and Kenosha County, he was treating people who knew his grandparents. Later, his patients knew his parents. Now, he sometimes finds himself treating patients who were former classmates.