MidMichigan Health's 3-year, $57 million expansion project to include new Heart and Vascular Center

Project is scheduled to start fall 2017, pending certificate of need approval from the state.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Rendering of expansion project(handout)Rendering of expansion project(handout)

MidMichigan Health is embarking on a $57 million construction project, $30 million is dedicated of which will be dedicated to building a new Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, the system announced.

The three-year project is scheduled to start fall 2017, pending certificate of need approval from the state.

The new 160,000-square-foot building will bring together their off-campus cardiology offices, non-invasive cardiovascular testing and interventional surgical heart and vascular services. With an additional $27 million, an added expansion to the building will house MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland's full-service diagnostic and support areas, including lab and imaging. MidMichigan is working with Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan's healthcare division, to determine how the remaining new space will be used, the system said.

[Also: Updated list of hospital contruction and expansion projects in 2016]

Midland's open heart surgery program commenced in August 2007. MidMichigan has reported more than 65,000 outpatient visits and more than 3,000 inpatient discharges, with the cardiovascular program accounting for 59 percent of MidMichigan Health's inpatient volume.

"Time is muscle and when it comes to caring for the heart, every second counts. Having all of our services under one roof will provide an environment of seamless, coordinated care for our patients," said Cardiovascular Service Line Chief William Felten, M.D., F.A.C.C. "The proximity of services for our patients will also improve workflow efficiencies, communication and care delivery for our health care providers and staff. But, more importantly, it keeps our patients close to home, close to their loved ones and those that mean the most."

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