Introducing the Next Generation of Patient Care

Michigan Medicine is devoted to excellent patient care. That’s why we’re moving forward with a new facility that will modernize and transform inpatient and surgical care and increase patient access on the Ann Arbor medical campus.

The new 12-story hospital will house 264 private rooms capable of converting to intensive care, a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center, high-level, specialty care services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients, along with advanced imaging. Locating these services together will enable healthcare providers to quickly respond to complex cases and deliver state-of-the-art treatments.

At 690,000-gross-square-feet, the building will provide more access to care for adult patients at Michigan Medicine, where current hospital facilities often operate at more than 90% capacity.

“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, M.D., Ph.D., the executive vice president of medical affairs for U-M, CEO of Michigan Medicine and dean of the Medical School.

According to David Spahlinger, M.D., president of the University of Michigan Health System, the clinical arm of Michigan Medicine, “The new adult inpatient hospital will allow the relocation of 110 beds currently in semi-private rooms at University Hospital to the new hospital. As a result, all Michigan Medicine inpatient beds will be single private rooms.

“Private rooms are important for the quality of our patient and family member experience, and is a proven factor in reducing hospital-acquired infections.”

After construction of the new rooms and relocation of the existing beds, the project will add a total of 154 new beds to the medical campus.

The building will be constructed adjacent to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, with plans for bridge and tunnel connections to existing inpatient care facilities.

The new hospital was designed with lean principles for efficiency of flow and responsiveness to user needs. It will 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.

Download the new inpatient facility fact sheet. (pdf)

Additional Resources

Construction and Parking: For information about how the new construction may affect your hospital visit, see our Construction Alerts page. You may also view a wayfinding map of the hospital campus during construction.

Support the New Hospital: To learn how to support this project, please contact:

Michael Harders
Senior Director of Development


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