WEST BLOOMFIELD, MICH. — The $360 million Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is nearing completion, and is scheduled to open to the public on March 15. The 730,000-square-foot, all-private room facility, which is attached to the existing Henry Ford Medical Center in West Bloomfield, is the first new hospital Henry Ford Health System has built since 1915.
Of the 300 beds at the facility, 191 will open in March, with remaining beds scheduled to open in 2011. In order to ensure a quieter stay for patients, individual rooms do not share common walls or ceilings, which eliminates noise. Other amenities of the rooms include smart technology and space for patients’ families.
Adding to the uniqueness of the hospital, a 16-bed inpatient unit has been designated for female patients only. Additionally, according to the president and CEO of the hospital, the facility will be the first to introduce patients to food menus that will contribute to the healing process, as well as integrated wellness programs designed to promote restoring, maintaining and improving health status.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital will offer full-service medical and surgical services in orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology, urology, neurosurgery and back surgery, pediatric urology, cardiovascular, women's health, gastroenterology, ear, nose and throat, cancer and emergency care. The expanded emergency department houses 30 private exam rooms, approximately half of which have a private bathroom.
The facility was designed by Albert Kahn Associates and built by Turner Construction Co. to achieve LEED Certification. Green amenities at the hospital include a rooftop garden, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and high-efficiency equipment and window systems. A variety of woodlands and wetlands were preserved in the building process, and 3,000 trees have been planted around the property.
Construction for the hospital was funded through operational income, bonds and philanthropy. Upon its completion, 2,300 medical professionals will be staffed at the hospital.