Women's Health Care Center of Williamsburg, Expansion Now Open
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Women seeking health care find a uniquely warm welcome at Women’s Health Care Center of Williamsburg. The planning, design and charming quality of the colonial architecture built by Hampton Enterprises previews the exceptional attention awaiting women beyond the entrance.
“We want our patients to feel comfortable when they walk through these doors,” said Gene F. Stohs, M.D., senior partner at the clinic which opened in 1994 at 6050 Village Drive in Lincoln.
Hampton’s Duane Mundt oversaw construction of the 6,180 square-foot facility.
“He was always available and it went very smoothly,” Stohs said.
The building’s white pillars, steep roof, red brick and decorative trim matches the colonial style of neighboring businesses, where the design of each structure conveys the distinctive theme of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Buildings feature bell towers, T-shaped chimneys, white shutters and round louver vents. Keystones punctuate the tops of many of the arched windows and white picket fences appear on some rooftops.
Arriving to front door parking at Women’s Health Care Center, people looking up find an artful weather vane made by a Boston coppersmith and installed by Hampton at the building’s completion. Promising to inspire a smile, the vane, which indicates wind direction of course, is a stork carrying a newborn.
“We took care to choose the items to welcome patients,” Stohs said. “A lot of thought went into that.”
Built to feel like a home, a gas-lit fireplace, comfortable furnishings and abundant stained-glass welcomes arrivals, many of whom are expectant mothers. Original artwork graces the walls.
Doctors at the center were among the first in Nebraska to offer laparoscopic surgery, a minimally-invasive technique performed at several Lincoln hospitals. It offers proven results and faster healing.
“When we began it in 1987, it was our claim to fame,” Stohs said. “Today it is more routine, but at the time it was new.”
The center sees patients in all stages of life and from as far as Iowa and Kansas.
Women’s Health Care Center of Williamsburg began with three doctors. Today it has six and a physicians’ assistant. The growth, made possible by the attention patients receive, required a second home which opened Aug. 1, two doors south at 6120 Village Dr. Hampton oversaw extensive remodeling of the 4,200 square-foot facility, from gutting the inside to interior framing and finishing, plumbing, wiring and network installation, as well as city inspections and approvals. “It was easy to work with them and I’d definitely work with them again,” Stohs said.
It was easy to work with them [Hampton] and I'd definitely work with them again," said Gene Stohs, M.D., Senior Partner at the clinic.