Photo rendering of the new Emergency Department at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch.

Emergency Department Construction Project in West Branch

Get Your First Peek At the New Emergency Department

Wednesday, May 22
3-6 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting and Remarks
3:30 p.m

Open House & Tours
3 - 6 p.m.

MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch
2463 S. M-30

Enjoy light refreshments and giveaways.

Construction of a new Emergency Department is under way on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch. The new ED is designed to improve patient privacy and comfort, operational flow and efficiency and the delivery of care. Features include:

  • 20 private patient treatment rooms, including two large trauma rooms
  • isolation rooms
  • onsite radiology

The current Emergency Department remains open 24/7 during construction of the new ED. Parking for the ED has changed due to construction and patients are advised to follow temporary parking and entrance signs.

A community open house will be held in the new ED when completed.

Project Updates

Emergency Department Taking Shape - May 2019

MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch’s new Emergency Department is taking shape. Most of the exterior brickwork has been completed and crews are now busy working inside the building installing insulation, duct work, electrical and plumbing lines. The building is expected to open to patients early summer. In the meantime, services in the Medical Center’s existing ED remain uninterrupted during construction.

A sneak peek of the new building is planned for Wednesday, May 22 from 3 to 6 p.m. with remarks at 3:30 p.m. Tours, food and giveaways are planned. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo of MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch Construction progress.

Steel Goes Up - January 2019

After five months of construction, the 17,505 square foot Emergency Department achieved a milestone as the last of the structural steel beams were put into place. More than 160 tons of steel was used to frame the Medical Center’s new Emergency Department.

Employees Place Their Mark on History - January 2019

MidMichigan Medical Center – West Branch employees were able to put their mark on history by signing one of the steel beams destined for the ceiling of the maintenance room in the new Emergency Department.

Photo of MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch employees signing the beam to put into the Emergency Department addition.

Topping-Off Ceremony - January 23, 2019

The white-painted steel beam, adorned with hundreds of colorful employee signatures, was hoisted into the air to find its final resting place in the ceiling of the maintenance room in the new Emergency Department. In true topping-off tradition the beam was adorned with an American flag and an evergreen tree signifying the life and growth of the structure and good luck for the future.

Photo of construction work and signed beam at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch topping-off ceremony.

Fun Facts About the ED Construction Project

  • 15,050 pieces of brick and stone
  • 2,865 sheets of drywall
  • 205 dump truck loads of dirt moved during excavation
  • 250 cubic yards of concrete
  • 2 miles of pipe
  • 10 miles of electrical wire, not including telephone or data wire
  • 160 tons of structural steel

Where to Park

Photo of construction and Emergency Department parking at MidMichigan Medical Center - West Branch.