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Published on June 14, 2018

Heart Patients to Benefit from Chemical Bank Gift

Chemical Bank has donated $50,000 to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to help build a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. When complete, this project will provide world-class care for those patients served in the MidMichigan region suffering from the most complex forms of heart disease. The first phase of the three-year construction project is scheduled for completion in spring 2019.

“We welcome adding our funding commitment to this important project that will positively affect so many people now and in the future. We remain committed to not only the health of our community, but the region. We’ve been a part of making our community better since 1917 and we continue that commitment,” said Robert Rathbun, executive vice president –Retail, East Region president, Chemical Bank.

Previously, support from Chemical Bank played a pivotal role in the construction of the Gerstacker Building, which serves as a base for MidMichigan’s Family Practice Center, the Family Medicine Residency Program and extensive health care education programs and services.

“We are most grateful for the commitment and generosity from Chemical Bank toward yet another important project that will help so many,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “We value their ongoing partnership with their most recent funding supporting our effort to ensure the best in cardiovascular care is available locally and throughout the region we serve.”

The new 160,000-square-foot building, to be located at the corner of Sugnet Road and Orchard Drive, will consolidate Midland’s off-campus cardiology offices along with the non-invasive cardiovascular testing and interventional surgical heart and vascular services. An added expansion to the building will incorporate MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s full-service diagnostic and support areas, including lab and imaging. MidMichigan is also collaborating with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan, on the development of the remaining space in the new building.

In addition to the funding commitment made by Chemical Bank, local foundations have provided support toward the Heart and Vascular Center. This support includes an $8 million pledge from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, $3 million from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation and a $1.25 million pledge from The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation. To date, nearly $13 million has been committed to this project.

Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit


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