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History of Tomah Health

A Hospital to Meet the Growing Needs of Our Community

Tomah Health opened its doors as a 29-bed hospital on April 7, 1952, after years of planning and generous donations by many residents of our community. Throughout the years, responsible growth has been a goal the Hospital and its Board of Directors in order to continue to provide high-quality healthcare.

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Dedicated to Quality Community Care for 65 Years

Tomah Health has been a cornerstone of the community since 1952. Over the past 65 years, we’ve remained committed to caring for you and your family through every stage of life by offering quality healthcare, close to home.

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Tomah Health Timeline


1952

Tomah Health is established

April 7, 1952. Tomah Health is established as a 29-bed hospital through the generous donations of community residents.
1955

First building addition

Community-minded friends once again donate to help construct the first addition to the original building, which increases the bed capacity to 57.
1957-1974

Nursing home operation added

The Hospital operates a nursing home on the ground-floor level.
1966

Addition of patient wings

Major expansion of the Hospital includes the addition of the north and south patient wings.
1975–1980

Expansion of Lab, Radiology, ER Departments

Expansion continues with significant improvements to patient service areas in the Laboratory (‘72), Radiology (’75) and the Emergency Department and ambulance entrance (’80).
1984

New Beginnings Birth Center

Need for a family-centered Obstetrics Department is recognized, and the New Beginnings Birth Center is completed.
1994

Building renovating & expansion

Major building project includes updating and expanding the Emergency and Outpatient Department and renovating the original 1952 structure to create a more customer-friendly healthcare facility.
2005

MRI unit addition

A nearly $10-million construction and renovation project is completed, including the 800-square foot addition that now houses a state-of-the-art Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) unit on the Hospital’s south side.
2008

Warrens Walk In Clinic opens

The Hospital expands its services in Warrens with the opening of the Warrens Walk In Clinic.
2011

Hospice Serenity House and Hospice/Palliative Care Clinic

The Hospital opens the Hospice Serenity House, and Hospice/Palliative Care Clinic—a 10,000-square foot, $1.5 million, 8-bed facility— at 601 Straw Street in Tomah.
2017

Tomah Health ground breaking

2017 - Hospital officials break ground on a new $66 million three story hospital to be built on a 40 acre parcel of land adjacent to Interstate 90 on Tomah's south side.
2019

Tomah Health facility completed

Construction of an estimated $66-million new hospital on Tomah's south side is completed in 2019. The 40 acre site was purchased in May 2014 from Norman and Evelyn Randall, located adjacent to I-90 along Gopher Avenue.

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