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.
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.
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.
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.