Heart Patients to Benefit from Gift Shop Service Support
The Gift Shop Service of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland has donated $100,000 to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to help build a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. When complete, MidMichigan will provide world-class care for patients suffering from the most complex forms of heart disease in a consolidated setting that is patient focused. The first phase of the three-year construction project is scheduled for completion early this summer.
“The Gift Shop volunteers are happy to contribute to this project to enable state-of-the-art cardiovascular care in our region,” said Sue Dallessandro, chair, Gift Shop Service.
The three-year construction project on MidMichigan’s new 160,000 square foot building is well underway on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. The project will be completed in a two-phased approach. Work is progressing on the north side, which will become the new Orchard Building and will house diagnostic services and advanced cardiac imaging. This first phase of the construction project is scheduled to be finished early this summer, with the completion of the full project set for late summer 2020.
The MidMichigan Health Foundation has accepted the second phase of this project, which will be the new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Center, as a major fund development initiative. The Gift Shop Service joins funding commitments from foundations, lead individuals and businesses to bring the fundraising total to $13.5 million toward the $15 million campaign goal.
When complete, the new Heart and Vascular Center will consolidate Midland’s heart and vascular physician offices including the heart failure and heart valve clinics, as well as the vascular lab, and will provide seamless, coordinated care for patients. MidMichigan is also collaborating with Michigan Medicine, the heath care division of the University of Michigan, on the development of the remaining space in the new building.
Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit www.midmichigan.org/heartandvascularcenter.
The Gift Shop Service has been an avid supporter of the Medical Center over the years. Volunteers in the Medical Center’s Gift Shop sell merchandise to patients, visitors and staff. Profits are donated annually to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to help the Medical Center purchase equipment and support services. To learn more about the volunteer program visit www.midmichigan.org/volunteers, or contact Diana Brookens, volunteer manager, at (989) 839-3340.