Emergency Department Open House Goes Virtual Dec. 8
Due to the current and rising number of COVID cases in the region, the public open house for the Emergency Department at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay planned for Wednesday, Dec. 8, will transition to a virtual event. To recognize the unveiling of the new facility, a virtual grand opening will be held on Dec. 8, at 3 p.m., on the MidMichigan Facebook and Instagram pages. The video will be available for viewing at www.facebook.com/midmichigan and www.instagram.com/midmichiganhealth.
“While we had all hoped to tour our community and partners through the new facility, we do not want to jeopardize the health of those in attendance,” said Tammy Terrell, M.S.N., R.N., vice president of nursing, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, and chief nursing officer, MidMichigan Health. “We can easily transition the grand opening to a virtual tour that will safely give attendees a glimpse inside the new Emergency Department and the features that were designed with our patients in mind.”
The new Emergency Department at 3051 Kiesel Road (Bangor Township) is located on the corner of 2 Mile and Kiesel Roads, next to John Glenn High School. According to Terrell, the facility was designed with input from nurses, providers and other experts with more than 200 years of combined experience in delivering emergency care.
“We’ve built in many unique features that will enable us to provide you faster, safer, more patient-friendly care,” Terrell said. “These range from comfort features like curbside heated wheelchairs, a heated ambulance entrance and all-private rooms with natural light to safety features such as separate waiting spaces and specialized rooms with external airflow for safer care of patients with COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. 24/7 CT scanning, X-ray and laboratory services also will be available.”
“Having the Emergency Department next to the family medicine practice will facilitate coordination and prompt outpatient follow-up with a primary care provider,” said David Jordahl, M.D., family medicine physician and medical director for MidMichigan Health Park – Bay. “Emergency patients who do not already have a primary care provider will have the opportunity to establish care with one of the providers at the Health Park. We can even seamlessly make their follow up appointment before they are discharged from the Emergency Department.”
Services currently available at the Health Park include physicians who specialize in family medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, endocrine surgery, plus nurse care management, ambulatory pharmacy services, rehabilitation services, laboratory, X-ray and visiting specialists from Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan.
Those who would like to learn more about MidMichigan Health Park – Bay and the new Emergency Department may visit www.midmichigan.org/bay.