Opening the Door to MORE in Advanced Heart and Vascular Care
Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital Plans for Major Expansion
MidMichigan Health has announced a $57 million construction project of which $30 million is dedicated to a new Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. Recently named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health AnalyticsTM, the three-year expansion coming to the Medical Center in Midland is slated to begin in fall 2017. The project is pending certificate of need approval from the State of Michigan.
“With heart disease currently the leading cause of death in men and women both regionally and across the United States, we need to be well equipped to fight this disease,” said Diane Postler-Slattery, Ph.D., FACHE, president and CEO, MidMichigan Health. “We are committed to creating a premier Heart and Vascular Center that will offer world-class clinical care in a patient and family-friendly environment.
Construction & Fundraising Update March 8, 2018
The three-year construction project on the new 160,000 square foot building is well underway on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center- Midland. The project will be completed in a two-phased approach. Work is underway on the north side, which will become the new Orchard Building and will house diagnostic services and advanced cardiac imaging. The first phase of the construction project is scheduled to be completed Spring 2019, with the completion of the full project scheduled for late Summer 2020.
The work site has been prepped and footings for the building are being poured this month. Steel beams, which have already been purchased and fabricated, will begin being set within the next four to five weeks.
The MidMichigan Health Foundation has accepted the second phase of this project, which will be our new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Center, as a major fund development initiative. The campaign goal has been set at $15 million and is currently in the “quiet” phase. Commitments thus far are as follows: The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation committed $8 million, The Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation committed $3 million and The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation has committed $1.25 million towards the project. These commitments coupled with $656,588 in donations from lead individuals and businesses bring the fundraising total to $12.8 million towards the $15 million campaign goal. A public campaign cabinet is in the process of being formed is expected to kick off in late spring.
Clearing the Way for the New Heart and Vascular Center
On Monday, July 24, the demolition of the original Midland Hospital marked the first major milestone in construction of the new Heart and Vascular Center at MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland.
“Exciting things are happening for our region as we clear the way to build and enhance our heart and vascular capabilities,” said Cardiovascular Service Line Chief William Felten, M.D., F.A.C.C. “As heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death in men and women both regionally and across the United States, we need to be well equipped to fight this disease. This project will help us do just that and we’re all looking forward to getting the project underway.”
The new 160,000-square-foot building, to be located at the corner of Sugnet Road and Orchard Drive, will consolidate Midland’s off-campus cardiology offices along with the non-invasive cardiovascular testing and interventional surgical heart and vascular services. An additional expansion to the building will incorporate MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland’s full-service diagnostic and support areas, including lab and imaging. MidMichigan is also collaborating with Michigan Medicine on the development of the remaining space in the new building.