Final Yard Word Being Done At Langlade Hospital

The end may be drawing near.

The project to build a new Langlade Hospital — at least externally — is winding up since ground was broken on Nov. 2, 2010, more than two years ago.

Since then a new and very modern hospital has been developed, and the old four-story structure that dated to the late 1920s, has vanished. It has been a stunning project.

David Schneider, the hospital’s CEO, explained this morning backhoes and excavators from Krueger & Steinfest were working on moving soils for the landscape project and the paving of the remaining parking lots is scheduled this week, weather permitting.

Schneider said it has been a long process, but since the hospital opened during May of 2012, many things have happened. The Langlade Center for Health and Performance has taken shape on the south side of the Aspirus General Clinic and hospital and a crew of landscapers is still working on the LeRoyer Walkway on the north side of the sprawling complex.

In a smaller geographical area the hospital and Aspirus have consolidated the community’s health care facilities in a package, that range from a cancer care center to a diagnostic and medical facility.

The public will have an opportunity to eye the new health and performance center at an open house on June 15.

The doors will welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to noon and they can view a number of features including the secure access that runs 24 hours per-day, seven days per week, an isolated sprint track, an elevated walking track, a court area, locker rooms and showers, aerobic and fitness area, cardiac equipment division and an area for strength training.