Wisconsin Facilities with Approved Dedicated Units for the Care of Ventilator-Dependent Persons
The following is a list (alphabetized by city) of Wisconsin facilities
that provide care for ventilator-dependent persons.
Facility Name and Address
Capacity and Contact Information
Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center
2815 County Highway I
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Capacity: 24 beds, private rooms
Contact person: Jeremy Kiley
Phone Number: (715) 723-9341
7300 W. Dean Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Capacity: 29 beds, private rooms
Contact person: Kris Welchman, Administrator or
Mischeryl Smith, DON
Phone Number: (414) 371-7300
Northwinds Vent Community
Mount View Care Center
2400 Marshall Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Capacity: 25 beds, private rooms
Contact Person: Julie Lucko, CSW
Phone Number: (715) 581-3422
3023 South 84th Street
West Allis, WI 53227
Capacity: 23 beds, private rooms
Contact Person: Sue Prostko, Administrator or
Tamara Saunders, DON
Phone Number: (414) 607-4100
The information below should be followed for facilities
wanting to start a new ventilator unit, expand or decrease beds, or close
a ventilator unit.
A letter of intent to start a new ventilator unit, expand, decrease, or
close a current ventilator unit must be sent to:
Division of Quality Assurance
Attention: Denise Torgeson
P.O. Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
The letter must contain all of the following:
- Defining the specific changes the facility (floor plan) is proposing
to implement the changes of the ventilator unit.
- A clear stated intention or rational for the change of a ventilator
- Where beds will be coming from or going to within the corporation
122 (exit DHS).
- Estimated date the facility was intending to implement their
- Mission statement and unit goals.
- Advisory committee or method of oversight.
- On call consultants- list who and what responsibility or position.
- Unit or Care Coordinator name and credentials.
- Current Standards of Practice used for development of policies and
- Weaning program.
- Equipment: type of ventilator, battery length, supportive supplies,
- Electrical equipment, alternative sources.
The letter must be submitted via certified letter to the above address
no less than 45 days prior to date of opening.
The facility will send a second packet for review within 15 days
following the initial letter of intent to the Division of Quality
- Floor plan with new unit identified.
- Staffing form: Report
of Hours Worked-Registered Nurse/Day (F-62023) (Word,
- Background checks for staff working on the ventilator unit.
- Policies and procedures for infection control.
- Disaster plan.
- Contracts for supplies and distilled water.
- All policies pertaining to ventilator patients.
- Medical Director's name and credentials along with a statement of
agreement for responsibility for the patients of the ventilator unit.
- All contracted services for ventilator-dependent residents.
- Policies or plan of care for residents as it pertains to respiratory
therapy, activities, physical and occupational therapy, and discharge
- A copy of the resident admission packet.
- A list of name(s) and contact number(s) for any questions or needed
information for DQA personnel.
- Staff training records including certificates and licenses.
Materials submitted will be reviewed in a timely matter and a letter of
acceptance or denial will be sent via certified mail 7 days prior to the
anticipated opening of the ventilator unit.
The facility will notify the Division of Quality Assurance contact Denise
Torgeson at (608) 266-7345 when the unit has become operational and
has resident(s) in the unit.
Within 10 working days of the opening of the unit an on-site survey
will be conducted to verify the safety and welfare of the residents.
the Division of Quality Assurance contact at (608) 266-7345 if you need more
information or E-mail Division
of Quality Assurance.
Last Updated: July 30, 2013