10 Exciting Features of the New Outpatient Building

On With Life's brand new outpatient center in Ankeny officially opened for business on June 12, 2023! We are so excited to be utilizing this new space. Here are 10 features for you to be excited about, too!

  1. With an increased square footage (22.466 square feet!), the new building is able to accommodate a greater number of people. This space includes two therapy gyms, a training and education center, workshop, and so much more.
  2. Our new space has allowed us to increase the amount of exam rooms that are now available. These areas will provide increased privacy for medical care, pelvic floor treatment and more.
  3. It may not sound like much, but we are thrilled to have more parking available and offer a sheltered entrance into the new building!
  4. We often have caregivers and loved ones wait in our lobby while persons served are in therapy sessions. We now have much more room with a variety of seating options and a coffee station to offer them!  
  5. The new building features all new artwork, including a wall in the lobby in honor of pervious person served, Luke Sigler. Luke’s friends and family came together to raise the funds needed for this wall as a tribute to Luke’s love of art and On With Life!
  6. Persons served attending outpatient therapy sessions will continue to have access to On With Life’s one-of-a-kind therapy grounds! A bridge built between the new outpatient center and current grounds will provide a quick, easy route for therapists and persons served.
  7. We are excited to have new event space in the new outpatient building! This room (which can be divided in two) will be used for support groups, group activities, wellness programming, education events and trainings, and more!
  8. We are grateful for Kreg Tool’s assistance in outfitting a complete workshop space in the new building! The workshop will be used for therapy and return-to-work activities, complete with tools and equipment from Kreg!
  9. A new, dynamic overhead gait track will feature a 260-degree walking track that allows for sustained endurance and greater loss of balance in a controlled manner. The harness will also be able to lower to the ground so our team can work with persons served on crawling and floor transfers.
  10. And finally, this new outpatient building is a much-anticipated product of the Giant Strides Capital Campaign. Thank you to all those who contributed to make this reality!