The local hospital is St. Clare Hospital and Health Services which is a 100 bed facility with 24 hour ER coverage. The hospital employs five full time emergency physicians. The hospital's primary service area includes the communities of Baraboo, Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells, with a population of about 30,000. Also on campus is the St. Clare Hospital/Tommy Bartlett Child Care Center for employees'and physicians'children.
The surgical area at St. Clare Hospital has 3 operating rooms, 1 endoscopy room, 1 urology room and 3 CRNAs on staff. Block scheduling is done for each physician. There is a radiologist on site from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and on call on weekends. MRI services are provided every Wednesday and also on Mondays if needed. A CT scanner is based at the hospital.
St. Clare Hospital and Health Services has a very busy ambulatory services business with approximately 45 specialists seeing nearly 9,000 patients per year. The majority of these specialists are associated with Dean Medical Center located in Madison, one of the top 10 multi-speciality group practices in the country.
Baraboo is a picturesque community nestled in the Baraboo River Valley in the rolling hills of central Wisconsin. With a population of over 9,200, it is one of the most rapidly growing areas of the region. Situated between Devil's Lake State Park and the Wisconsin Dells, and home of Circus World Museum, Baraboo is the destination for thousands of tourists every year. In the Baraboo area you'll find sincere small-town hospitality to match a variety of year-round attractions and recreational activities. This is the area's uniqueness -- it's combined with wonderful places to stay, eat, and shop with the beautiful scenery and natural wonders of the area.
Industrities are attracted to Baraboo because of its strategic location, both in the State and the Midwest. Located just minutes from I-90/94, a variety of small and large companies have found Baraboo to be a great place to do business. A quality work force provides businesses with a stable employment base.
The Baraboo area school district consists of six elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. Baraboo parents can also choose between one Catholic and one Lutheran school. Baraboo High School students consistently score more than two points above the national ACT mean score and one point above the state average.