University of Michigan to build new 12-story, $920M hospital

Posted at 8:48 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 20:52:42-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor announced Thursday that a new academic medical center, that will be 12-stories tall and cost $920 million, will be built.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation with a new hospital that will support the extraordinary work of our faculty, nurses and other providers and our research community,” said Marschall Runge, executive vice president of medical affairs, CEO of Michigan Medicine and dean of the Medical School. “It’s an investment in Michigan Medicine’s mission of advancing health to serve Michigan and the world.”

The project, which is expected to take about five years to finish, will have 264 private rooms and a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center.

The hospital will be located at the corner of East Ann Street and Zina Pitcher Place.

The 690,00-square-foot project was approved by the Board of Regents on Sept. 19.

Additional features of the medical center include:

  • Family spaces throughout and space for loved ones to visit in each patient room.
  • Centralized collaboration spaces in each patient area to enhance continuity of care.
  • Two floors with 20 operating rooms built with the latest technology, many larger than Michigan Medicine’s current ORs, and three interventional radiology suites.
  • Patient rooms that allow for more complex care, including capability for all spaces to support intensive care.