Big Changes Happening on August 7, 2019.


Things getting back to normal at ThedaCare

Flooding recovery continues

Some services at ThedaCare Medical Center-Shawano were still being limited Thursday as a result of flooding in the hospital last week, but progress was being made at getting things back to normal, according to ThedaCare officials.

Surgeries were back on schedule Thursday and the lab has reopened, ThedaCare spokesperson Megan Mulholland said.

CT and general radiology were due to be operational on Friday, she said.

Outpatient services, which had been moved, will reopen in the usual location next week.

Still pending are MRI, ultrasound and mammography repairs, which will be announced next week, Mulholland said. Limited imaging continues.

An exterior fire hydrant malfunctioned on Aug. 9, causing flooding and water damage.

Mulholland said an old, abandoned water main feeding the fire hydrant allowed water to enter the building.

The amount of damage and further details about the cause were still under investigation.

Flooding hit the hospital laboratory and imaging center, both on the first floor of the medical center at 100 County Road B. The damage involved about one-third of the hospital’s first floor, with no damage reported in the clinic.

“State health leaders, who were on-site for other verification reasons, were complimentary in the efforts we have put forth to restore our beautiful facility,” hospital CEO Dorothy Erdmann said in a statement. “Everything has been done correctly, validated and documented appropriately. We appreciate the understanding of our patients and staff as we recover from this incident.”

ThedaCare, based in Appleton, opened the 128,000-square-foot hospital in September after investing about $50 million to bring updated and expanded services to the Shawano area.