Construction Begins!

**Oakwood proudly opened Hebron Oaks in March of 2023. This story was written and published in the fall/winter 2021 issue of Outlook**

“My stay was wonderful. The staff is caring and dedicated. The therapy team is fantastic. The building… could really use some work.”

If you know someone who has stayed in Hebron Oaks at the University Woods campus, this is likely how they summarize their stay. While the care team and support staff are skilled and compassionate, the building in which they work is not up to par. It was constructed in the 1960s and, despite additions and enhancements to the building in the decades thereafter, the Oakwood community has long recognized the need for a new skilled nursing building.

Finally, it’s becoming a reality. Site preparation began in September, and construction begins this fall and will run through the end of 2022. The building is being constructed on the south side of the Oakwood property, and will have an indoor connection to the rest of the campus through the lower level of Covenant Oaks. The project will feature 60 one-bedroom suites, a new rehabilitation gym and a bistro, along with a number of other amenities that will benefit the University Woods campus as a whole. These include a new loading dock, central kitchen and pharmacy.

It will be truly rewarding for our staff to care for residents in an environment that better aligns with their skills and passion for healing.

The project will include a two-story meditation room highlighted by a wall feature. Residents and families can gather in this space, the bistro or visit while enjoying one of the walking paths or outdoor patios.
The suites in Oakwood's new skilled nursing and rehabilitation center range from 400-500 square feet, and are designed to feel like small apartments. Residents can accommodate visitors while enjoying the privacy of their own bathroom and the convenience of large closets.

“Oakwood has the opportunity to create a state-of-the-art facility,” Chief Executive Officer Reg Hislop says. “Oakwood residents deserve it, and so do older adults throughout the greater Madison community.”

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