Marinette Ambulatory Surgery Center

Bellin Health

The 25,000 square-foot ambulatory surgery center (ASC) in Marinette is phase two of a clinic previously designed by Somerville. The surgery center consists of four operating rooms with a shared sterile supply core and ante rooms serving each O.R. for quick room turnaround between procedures.

Daylighting envelopes the interior spaces, such as the pre- and post- operating suites, streaming through strategically placed clerestory windows. The daylight is subsequently filtered by suspended translucent ceiling clouds. Additionally, the main entrance and lobby are north-facing for maximizing indirect light.

The efficient building layout has optimized staff efficiency and minimized staffing requirements.

The main pre- and post- operating suites include 14 private rooms for stage two recoveries.  Each room is equipped with sliding glass doors for acoustical privacy and visual observation.  A central nurse station maximizes visual lines to the surrounding patient recovery rooms.

The resulting ASC serves as an example of an efficient and a health-enhancing environment for the region.



clinic expansion

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operating rooms

Facility Highlights

  • Four operating rooms
  • Ante rooms adjacent to operating rooms for case prep and quick turnaround
  • Shared and directly accessible sterile supply core
  • Self-contained sterile processing suite
  • (14) patient prep and recovery rooms
  • Central nurse station
  • Natural light