How the new hospital stacks up

January 31, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Put simply, the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at U-M Health is one of a kind.

Featuring specialized neuroscience, cardiovascular and thoracic care, ICU-capable rooms, LEAN design principles and a Michigan meets Michigan themed interior, the new inpatient facility will offer many services and amenities supporting the organization’s mission to advance health for Michigan and the world.

A new stacking diagram provides high-level information about the layout of the hospital. Designed as a graphic representation only and not to scale, the diagram provides a visual overview of programs and services planned for each floor of the Kahn Pavilion.

“People are curious about what’s being planned and how the facility will be arranged,” said Linda Larin, M.B.A., FACHE, chief operating officer for the Adult Hospitals at U-M Health. “We wanted an easy way to share this information broadly and help people understand how the new hospital stacks up – literally.”

The majority of inpatient units will be located on levels 8 through 12, with a neuro critical care unit on level 5. The operating rooms will be located on levels 4 and 6, with Central Sterile Processing on the floor in between. Two interventional radiology (IR) suites will be located on level 6, with a third IR suite in the Department of Radiology on level 3.

Two pharmacies, a satellite blood bank, physical and occupational therapy gyms on levels 8 through 12, respiratory therapy and speech language pathology will all be located in the facility, along with ancillary and support services crucial to meeting patient and care team needs.

The main entrance to the Kahn Pavilion will be on level 3, with tunnel and bridge connectors to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center (CVC) on levels 1 and 3.

The new stacking diagram and other information for faculty, staff and learners can be found in the latest issue of The Pavilion Post newsletter, and on the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion internal website.