Aspirus Health Care held a grand opening last month to celebrate the completion of the Aspirus Family House.

Located at 2801 Westhill Drive on the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Campus, the Aspirus Family House began serving guests Feb. 10, providing temporary housing for patients traveling for long-term outpatient care and families whose loved ones are hospitalized.

The Aspirus Family House features 10 bedrooms with private bathrooms and shared living spaces in a home-like environment. It is in the former ENT & Allergy Associates building.

With the help of a grant from RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good initiative, the house features photovoltaic panels to reduce the building’s carbon footprint by utilizing solar energy.