Final Demolition Paves Way for Heart and Vascular Center Construction
Final demolition of the former Sugnet Building, also known as the original Midland Hospital, is now underway, kicking off phase two of a three-year construction project on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. This phase consists of MidMichigan’s new Heart and Vascular Center which is slated to open in fall 2020. The 170,700-square-foot Center will consolidate all of Midland’s heart and vascular physician offices and specialty clinics. It will also house cardiac rehabilitation services and provide streamlined access to cardiovascular testing, as well as interventional and surgical heart and vascular services.
“Time is muscle and when it comes to caring for the heart, every second counts. Having all of our services under one roof will provide an environment of seamless, coordinated care for our patients,” said Cardiovascular Service Line Chief William Felten, M.D., F.A.C.C. “The proximity of services for our patients will also improve workflow efficiencies, communication and care delivery for our health care providers and staff. But, more importantly, it keeps our patients close to home, close to their loved ones and those that mean the most.”
Phase one of the project wrapped up in June 2019 with the opening of the new Orchard Building, which houses imaging and laboratory services, an anticoagulation clinic, cardiovascular testing, the clinical research office, as well as physician offices.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland has been continually advancing its heart and vascular capabilities since the open heart surgery program began in August 2007. In fact, MidMichigan had more than 89,000 outpatient visits and more than 4,000 inpatient discharges during fiscal year 2019.
The $62.8 million two-part construction project, of which $30 million is dedicated to the new Heart and Vascular Center, has brought more than 125 jobs to the region with additional to come following the opening of the Center later next year.
“The presence of a regional heart center such as this increases the attractiveness of a community for employers seeking to recruit or to retain highly skilled employees,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “In addition to this benefit of a healthier workforce, this helps local employers compete in a growing, competitive market.”
Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit www.midmichigan.org/heart.