New Orchard Building Opens June 24
Patients stepping inside the new Orchard Building later this month will find an abundance of light, warm colors along with unique rooftop garden. The building, located on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, will be the new home to cardiovascular testing, imaging services, laboratory services and an anticoagulation clinic. The facility will open to patients on Monday, June 24, and completes phase one of a 170,700 square-foot campus construction project.
“In the summer of 2017, we embarked on a new project designed to provide an environment of seamless, coordinated cardiovascular care for our patients at home and across the regions we serve,” said Sunita Vadakath, M.D., service line vice president, MidMichigan Health. “To support the consolidation of our cardiovascular services, the need to have full-service diagnostic and support services under the same roof was critical. This is an exciting time as completing this first phase of construction with the opening of the new Orchard Building brings us one step closer to opening our premier Heart and Vascular Center in July 2020.”
The entrance to the new Orchard Building, at 4100 Campus Ridge Drive, is located next to the current Orchard Building entrance. Patients will use the same parking lots, O1 and O2, for access to the new building. For wayfinding assistance, the new building will have permanent, as well as temporary, external signage in place. Weekdays, a receptionist will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to offer additional assistance. A department directory and signage will be located just inside the new entrance doors.
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 has had more than 65,000 outpatient visits and more than 3,000 inpatient discharges. The cardiovascular program accounts for 59 percent of MidMichigan Health’s inpatient volume.
“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.”