MyMichigan Medical Center Alma announces plans for construction of advanced surgical departments – The Morning Sun

The My Michigan Health The Board of Directors approved a $26 million investment in MyMichigan Medical Center Alma, to complete a 51,200 square foot surgical suite renovation and expansion project.

MyMichigan has steadily advanced healthcare capabilities for Central Michigan residents by attracting some of the brightest minds in medicine, renovating infrastructure and patient care areas, and acquiring the latest technology. to ensure the availability of advanced treatments and procedures close to home.

“We are excited to further expand and renovate our medical center in Alma after many years of growth,” said Greg Rogers, President and CEO, MyMichigan Health “The medical center is busier than ever and the expansion of surgical service areas is essential to increase our care capacity, improve our services and attract talent to our community.

A groundbreaking event for the multi-year renovation and expansion project is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at 4 p.m. at MyMichigan Medical Center Alma, located at 300 E. Warwick Dr., Alma. The public is invited to attend. Once complete, the expansion will include three large, state-of-the-art operating suites; two procedure rooms; private preoperative and recovery rooms; as well as a new sterile treatment service near the operating theatres.

The Surgical Services area, Phase 1 of construction, is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2023. Phase 2 of the project will include the development of a new hospital entrance and improved patient access for diagnostic imaging at the center medical. Phase two is expected to be completed by the end of 2024. In preparation for the overall construction, the Medical Center’s Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department was moved to a new location within the Medical Center earlier this year.

“The expansion combines the latest in cutting-edge surgical technology with increased comfort and privacy for our patients and their families,” said Marita Hattem-Schiffman, FACHE, CPMSM, president of MyMichigan Medical Centers in Alma, Clare and Mt. . Pleasant. “This investment will strengthen our ability to continue to provide the most advanced surgical services to our rural communities in Central Michigan. We look forward to celebrating our groundbreaking ceremony with the community on July 27th. »

The MyMichigan Health Foundation will raise funds to support the Advanced Surgical Services Project.

“We reached out to the community and received incredible support. Of course, our board of directors, leaders, staff and contractors are all supportive of the project,” said Becky Church, director of the MyMichigan Health Foundation. “We are thrilled to provide the community with opportunities to support this project as we work together to advance health care in the community.”

Those interested in donating to the project can visit www.mymichigan.org/almasurgical or by phone at (989) 839-1932. Those interested in more information on the entire project can visit www.mymichigan.org/AlmaOR.

Richard F. Gandhi