Photo gallery: Signatures become permanent fixture in The Pavilion at U-M Health

November 22, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

In late October, hundreds of faculty and staff members braved the cold, wind and rain to be part of a day-long beam signing event for The Pavilion at U-M Health. By the end of the day, more than 2,000 signatures had been added to the steel beam that was painted maize and features a big block M on both sides.

The beam, a bright symbol of the future at Michigan Medicine, is now permanently installed between the ninth and tenth floors, in the southeast corner of The Pavilion’s structural framework.

“It was phenomenal to see so many team members show up for this event, eager to sign the beam,” said Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE, chief operating officer for University Hospital, Frankel Cardiovascular Center and The Pavilion.

“People have been hearing about the new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility for a long time now,” said Karen Amman, R.N., B.S.N., M.H.A., operations project director for The Pavilion. “It is exciting to be at a point where we could host this event and offer everyone an opportunity to be involved.”

“Thousands of employees joined us to make their mark – literally – on the future of health care at Michigan Medicine,” said Larin, “and now everyone can see the beam where it will forever be a part of The Pavilion.”

Facing east, the beam is clearly visible from the front entrance of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and will remain visible until the final beam is placed this winter and work begins to enclose the exterior of the building.