Thank You!

Photo of Gold Thank You ribbon.

Our donors make the impossible possible for the patients and family members we serve.

As a way of saying thanks, we have established an annual donor recognition program that totals all contributions that a donor makes to MidMichigan Health Foundation for support given during the calendar year.

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  • Photo of the new patient tower fence line at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.

My Go-To Place is About to Get Bigger & Better

In January 2018, the MidMichigan Health Board of Directors approved a $63.5 million expansion and renovation project to build an inpatient tower, which would house private patient rooms on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

“The new patient tower is the largest expansion of its kind, not just at our Medical Center, but in our community. This project is just one example of MidMichigan investing in our area. In fact, one of the many benefits of joining the health system is that we have ability to make all private patient rooms a reality,” said Sherwin. “It is a new standard of care that is long overdue. Our community deserves to experience excellence for their care and that of their family and neighbors. We’re all looking forward to getting this project underway.”

The $63.5 million expansion and renovation project features a three-story patient tower. The tower will house 60 new private patient rooms, including eight intensive care unit beds, eight labor and delivery rooms, and 44 medical/surgical/telemetry beds. The new tower will also include 18 prep and recovery rooms, flex rooms, as well as five new operating rooms. The 99,000 square-foot project is slated to be opened in spring 2022. Once complete, many areas in the existing Medical Center will be renovated.

Project Goals

  • Reinforces a safe, more family-centered healing environment, which allows our patients to better rest and recover faster
  • Maintains infection control and reduced incidence of hospital-acquired infections
  • Improves the patient experience by providing privacy and quiet surroundings
  • Support to the patient’s emotional and psychological well-being during an inpatient stay
  • Promotes the clinical workflow efficiencies and care delivery
  • Assists with satisfaction and retention of physicians and employees

Topping - Off Ceremony Video & Photos - April 27, 2021

  • Chuck Sherwin Remarks

    Photo of Chuck Sherwin addressing crowd at beaming hoisting ceremony for the new patient tower.
  • Beam Prepared for Hoisting

    Photo of the topping off beam being prepared to be hoisted on top of the new Alpena Patient Tower.
  • Tim Fitzpatrick Operating Crane

    Photo of Tim Fitzpatrick sitting in crane that is hoisting beam up on the new patient tower.
  • Hoisting Beam

    Photo of the topping off beam being hoisted on top of the new Alpena Patient Tower.
  • Beam Placed on Top of Tower

    Photo of the topping off beam placed on top of new patient tower.

Construction Update - March 26, 2021

  • East Side - Board Room View

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - East side Board Room view.
  • East Side - Roof View

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - East side roof view.
  • North Side

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - North side view.
  • Southwest Corner

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Southwest corner view.
  • Northwest Corner

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Northwest corner view.
  • Roof View

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Roof view.
  • Level 1 - Operating Rooms

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Level 1 - Operating Rooms.
  • Level 2 - LDRP Rooms

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Level 2 - LDRP Rooms.
  • Level 3 - Intermediate Care

    Photo of Alpena Patient Tower construction - Level 3 - Intermediate Care.

Virtual Groundbreaking - May 28, 2020

Related News

4/28/2021 - Topping-Off Ceremony Marks Milestone in Alpena Patient Tower Project

3/23/2021 - Volunteers Commit Generous Pledge for Alpena’s Patient Tower Project

10/19/2020 - Besser Foundation Leads the Way with Generous Contribution

7/17/2020 - Besser Foundation Offers Generous Support for Patient Tower Project

5/28/2020 - Virtual Groundbreaking Planned for Alpena’s New Patient Tower

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