Published on June 22, 2020

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot Begins Construction to Improve Patient Experience

MidMichigan Medical Center – Gratiot is kicking off a 12-week construction project on Monday, June 29, to improve the patient experience at the outpatient services entrance and create new space for future providers.

“We are excited to provide our guests a more inviting area for those seeking outpatient services,” said Marita Hattem-Schiffman, president, MidMichigan Medical Centers in Clare, Gratiot and Mt. Pleasant. “The new design creates a more welcoming and spacious area, moves the Anticoagulation Clinic into the Medical Center and makes room in another building for new providers to join our team.”

In addition to creating a more open space and larger waiting areas for patient registration and the outpatient lab, the decor and seating will be updated for patient privacy and comfort, a new fireplace will be added, and an improved greeter’s desk will enable staff to welcome and assist patients as needed.

“We will be relocating the Anticoagulation Clinic, which helps patients manage and monitor the medication they take to prevent blood clots, into the main Medical Center adjacent to the patient registration area,” said Hattem-Schiffman. “This places the clinic closer to laboratory services, which is better for patients and staff. We are also enhancing our laboratory services in this same area.”

The Medical Center continues to offer outpatient laboratory services 24-hours per day, seven days a week during the construction. While walk-ins are still welcome, patients are strongly encouraged to schedule their appointment on-line at for faster service and improved social distancing.

 “MidMichigan Health continues to invest in the health care of the Gratiot community with these newest improvements. We continue to look to the future by building additional space for future providers,” adds Hattem-Schiffman. “Our patients are our top priority and we hope these improvements and many others create an inviting area for our patients to receive excellent health care.”