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ThedaCare – Appleton Medical Center Bed Tower

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center - Appleton Tower - Exterior View of Building Entrance, Drive, Parking

As part of their three-year “Hospital of the Future” facility plan, ThedaCare engaged Boldt to construct a new bed tower on the Appleton Medical Center (AMC) campus. The new bed tower incorporates their new Lean healthcare delivery model. Lean workflow studies using a collaborative care model—a team-based approach to patient care—promoted nursing unit designs that improve operating efficiency, enable exceptional patient service and minimize the possibility for human error in the treatment of patients.

The new eight-story, 169-bed, 162,000 SF bed tower provides 112 ultra-modern private rooms. The design maximizes natural lighting and walls with earth-tone colors to help foster a healing environment. The building’s triangular design reflects the travel distance analysis completed during the planning process, allowing staff to view the maximum number of patient rooms from their decentralized work hubs.

Using a target costing process, Boldt kept the budget in line while accelerating the construction schedule. Interactive scheduling helped to realize schedule gain and maintain commitments from all parties involved, while mock-ups confirmed space constraints and item locations to avoid rework costs.



Appleton, Wisconsin


Boldt Role
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
Project Type
Project Size
162,000 SF
LEED® Certification


Project Highlights

  • To meet LEED–Gold standards, the building includes a number of sustainable elements, including maintaining native soils and plants, and high-efficiency building systems.
  • The new facility uses ThedaCare’s Collaborative Care “Trio” concept—in which a physician, NN and pharmacist meet with patients upon arrival to gather all information.