North Central Health Care Aquatic Therapy Center Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Cancelled

Community Updates

For Immediate Release July 10, 2020

July 16 Event to Be Rescheduled to Future Date Due to Covid-19 Precautions

(Wausau, WI) After thoughtful consideration and guidance from local health official recommendations, North Central Health (NCHC) has made the decision to cancel the Aquatic Therapy Pool Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony scheduled for July 16. The Aquatic Therapy Center’s construction was completed in June as part of the first phase of construction on the NCHC Wausau Campus.

“We are all excited to share the new Aquatic Therapy Center with our supporters and community, however we must place the safety of those in attendance above a grand opening celebration,” states Jessica Meadows, NCHC Communications & Marketing Director. “Like many other events locally, we realize we need to postpone our grand opening to when large groups can safely gather. With close to 600 generous and passionate donors from the community, local foundations and businesses, we anticipated a large turnout for this event. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely and explore opportunities for a future event for our community to visit the Center.”

NCHC is offering scheduled individual tours of the new Aquatic Therapy Center for donors. If you are interested in a scheduled tour, please call 715.848.4405. Only pre-arranged/scheduled tours will be provided. Virtual tours are also available online at

The Aquatic Therapy Center is currently open and accepting new patient referrals for individual physical therapy appointments. Only patients with scheduled appointments are allowed into the building at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions. Community and family swim programs are cancelled at this time.

The Aquatic Therapy Center is specifically designed for warm water aquatic physical therapy, water exercise programs and community and family swim programs that help individuals manage pain and maintain or reclaim their independence. Over the next 30 years, the new pool will have the potential to impact at least 40,000 to 50,000 people directly, allowing the new facility to be a self-sustaining and viable health care resource for our Central Wisconsin community.


About North Central Health Care

North Central Health Care provides compassionate, high-quality care for individuals and families with mental health, recovery and skilled nursing needs in Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln counties. Services are provided for mental health, substance abuse, crisis, developmental disabilities, adult protection, aquatic physical therapy and skilled nursing care. North Central Health Care operates two skilled nursing facilities, Mount View Care Center in Wausau and Pine Crest Nursing Home in Merrill. For more information, visit North Central Health Care online:, News, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.

For more information, please contact:
North Central Health Care, Jessica Meadows, Marketing & Communications Director/Public Information Officer
1100 Lake View Drive • Wausau, WI 54403