Emergency Department Construction Project in West Branch
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.
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.
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.
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