Birth Center in Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital expecting summer surge

June 7, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

The Birth Center in Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital is anticipated to have a surge of patients during the summer months.

Hospital data shows a 10-to-15% higher volume of patients expected in June, July and August.

To accommodate this surge and provide patients safe, highly-reliable care, the Birth Center needs additional beds. A variety of capacity and strategy workgroups met over the past several months to plan for this expected surge and the downstream impacts to patient safety, and devised a strategy.

Units that are impacted in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, as well as some adult patient units from University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center that are located in the children’s and women’s hospitals, have been notified.

The surge accommodation strategy goes into effect today, June 7. Hospital leadership will continually assess the situation throughout the next three months and keep the affected teams updated on progress.

Everyone is thanked in advance for their support and partnership in these adjustments as Michigan Medicine continues to provide safe, reliable care to each patient.