History in the making: Michigan Medicine introduces hospital of the future
The U-M Board of Regents has approved a project to build a new adult hospital on Michigan Medicine’s main medical campus that will increase patient access and transform medical and surgical care.
The new 12-story hospital will house 264 private rooms equipped for universal intensive care, a state-of-the-art neurosciences center and high-level, specialty care services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients.
The 690,000 gross-square-foot hospital will provide more access to care for adult patients at Michigan Medicine, where current hospital facilities often operate at more than 90 percent capacity.
All rooms will be equipped for highly-complex, intensive care. Health care providers will have the ability to respond very quickly, to escalate or de-escalate care, based on how a very complex patient’s condition might unpredictably change or experience complications.
The new building will also align with the university’s commitment to prioritize environmental sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint. Michigan Medicine leaders are working with architects and engineers to achieve LEED gold status, which will create a highly efficient and cost savings “green” facility.
This facility will help the institution meet the growing demands and increasingly complex health care needs in this community and across the state.
It is a critical component of the health system’s clinical network strategy to increase partnerships and affiliations across Michigan to better serve its need for specialized care.