Michigan Medicine to Develop $920M Hospital in Ann Arbor


Michigan Medicine will complete development of a new 12-story hospital near the University of Michigan by 2024.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Michigan Medicine, a health and hospital system affiliated with the University of Michigan, has announced plans to develop a new adult hospital and surgical care facility near the university in Ann Arbor. Construction of the $920 million project will begin in October, with completion slated for fall 2024.

The 690,000-square-foot facility will offer state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical care, as well as acute cardiovascular services. Michigan Medicine cites a high demand for acute care and more private rooms as primary reasons for the construction, as well as its current facilities frequently operating at capacity.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation with a new hospital that will support the extraordinary work of our faculty, nurses and other providers and our research community,” says Marschall Runge, executive vice president of medical affairs for University of Michigan, dean of the medical school and CEO of Michigan Medicine. “It’s an investment in Michigan Medicine’s mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world.”

Across 12 floors, the new hospital will house 264 private rooms, 20 operating rooms and three interventional radiology suites. Other occupants of the new space will include anesthesiology, pharmacy, speech language pathology and nutritional services.

The project will expand upon Michigan Medicine’s existing hospital campus, allowing 110 semi-private rooms to be moved to the new building. When the project is complete, all Michigan Medicine inpatient beds will be single private rooms.

“Private rooms are important for the quality of our patient and family-member experience and is a proven factor in reducing hospital-acquired infections,” says David Spahlinger, president of the University of Michigan Health System.

The project will create approximately 370 on-site construction jobs, and Michigan Medicine estimates the creation of approximately 1,600 new full-time jobs at the hospital once construction is complete.

The new hospital will be constructed adjacent to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and future construction plans are in place for bridge and tunnel connections between the buildings. A new parking garage with more than 1,000 parking spaces is slated for completion by fall 2020.

Michigan Medicine resources will provide funding for the project, but Michigan Medicine also is launching a philanthropic campaign, asking the community for contributions to build the hospital.

Alex Patton

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