New hospital construction to resume

March 9, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Michigan Medicine’s mission is to advance health to serve Michigan and the world. In order to do that moving into the future, the organization will need greater capacity and patient access for the sickest patients in local, regional and state communities.

“As Michigan communities continue to receive COVID-19 vaccinations and we see a potential end to the pandemic, it is time to renew our focus on our strategic priorities that will help us to meet the needs of our patients, while conducting the educational, research and clinical work that makes us a premier academic medical center,” said Marschall S. Runge, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president for medical affairs, dean of the U-M Medical School and CEO of Michigan Medicine.

On Oct. 25, 2019, the organization began building a new, state-of-the-art hospital, but the project was paused in March 2020 during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Michigan Medicine has received approval to restart construction on this very important project.

“This new hospital is an investment in the future to enhance and improve the work environment for clinical practice and support functions,” Runge said. “It will allow us to grow, expand ICU care, and provide the best care through innovative care delivery, research and mentoring.”

Click here for frequently asked questions about the new hospital. And stay tuned for additional information about on-site construction and wayfinding when available.