|About Amery Regional Medical Center |
ARMC has provided quality healthcare since 1956. We look forward to the exciting future that lies ahead while ARMC continues to remain focused on our vision to be our community’s choice for healthcare through their lifetime. Our specific intention is to provide our patients with more – more services, more comfort, more privacy. We envision our new medical center as a place of solace for the community; a healing, caring environment where patients feel welcomed and relaxed.
The 120,000 square foot facility is built on a 28-acre lot and developed with the following amenities:
- 5 private registration spaces for patient confidentiality
- 42 exam rooms, 3 Mental Health rooms, & 2 Chiropractic treatment rooms
- 25 private in-patient rooms including 3 Labor, Delivery and Post Partum suites with a whirlpool tub in each OB suite
- All patient rooms will have sleeping accommodations for family members
- The Surgical Department includes 3 surgical suites plus one procedure room as compared to a total of two suites in our existing facility
- 11 private pre and post-operative recovery rooms in the Operating Suites
- New 64 slice C.T. scanner as compared to our previous 16 slice can produce detailed pictures of any organ in a few seconds and provide sharp, clear, three- dimensional images, including 3-D views of the blood vessels, in an instant
- New on-site M.R.I. unit for instant access to high-tech imaging & greater convenience for our patients
- New on-site Nuclear Medicine Scanner assists in diagnosing diseases, infections, tumors, and other disorders by evaluating organ function
- New Mammography Unit
- Expanded Emergency Department containing 2 trauma bays, 4 private exam rooms & 5 urgent care exam rooms
- Helicopter pad located outside Emergency Department
- Expanded patient and visitor Nutritional Services
- A chapel for prayer, solitude, and reflection
Amery Regional Medical Center provides quality healthcare services that enhance the quality of life in our community and contributes to our environmental health as well. Our new Medical Center recognizes the importance of our environment to the general health and well-being of our community.
Environmental consultants, engineers, and designers helped to enhance the value of our natural and cultural resources through science and design. We have incorporated the following elements listed below with the planning and construction of our new facility and grounds.
1. LANDSCAPING FOR WILDLIFE + WATER QUALITY: Landscaping with native plants improves the environment. Native plants are hardy because they have adapted to the local environmental conditions and once established, native plants do not require pesticides, fertilizers, or watering. Take a walk around the grounds and through our prairie and you will discover the many varieties restored of birds, butterflies, and animals that are attracted to native plants.
2. RAIN GARDENS: Raingardens allow stormwater to infiltrate the soil and recharge groundwater. By retaining stormwater, raingardens reduce soil erosion caused by excessive runoff and pollutants are naturally filtered from the runoff before it enters our lakes and rivers.
3. GREEN ROOFS: Covering our roof are several thousand square feet of living plants. Known as a ‘green roof,’ this systems provides superior insulation, thus reducing heating and cooling costs. Green roofs also reduce runoff and contribute to cleaner water as the soil and plants absorb precipitation. Many of the second floor rooms enjoy views of our rooftop gardens.
4. TRAIL AND RIVER OVERLOOK: Along the Apple River’s edge there is a contemplative trail where you can explore the natural river environment. Overlooking the river is a viewing area where you can rest your legs and perhaps catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle.
5. RAPTOR NEST: Partnering with Xcel Energy, the Raptor Resource Project, and EOR an Osprey nesting platform was installed on site. Ospreys readily build their nests on man-made structures and nest platforms specially designed for it. Such platforms have become an important tool in re-establishing the Osprey in urban areas. A local pair or their oﬀ-spring is expected to take up residence here.
6. PERVIOUS SURFACES: A pervious ground treatment was used for the fire lane access area as opposed to traditional asphalt. Water runoff is thereby reduced by allowing it to soak into the soil. This minimizes our impact on the land and helps promote water retention while decreasing erosion & pollution.