Through an innovative collaboration, Michigan Medicine patients can be admitted to a special Michigan Medicine-staffed inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.
The service provides inpatient general medical care, specialized geriatric care, and addiction medicine services for Michigan Medicine patients.
Michigan Medicine physicians on the unit will provide seamless coordination of care and ensure your primary and specialty care providers have the information they need about your hospital stay to support continued healing after discharge.
Your Room at St. Joe Ann Arbor
Patients receiving care from our inpatient medicine service at St. Joe Ann Arbor can count on:
- Private, spacious rooms
- Private bathrooms
- Quiet area separate from other hospital services
- Bedside recliners
- Soft lighting and warm color palette
- Bench seating that converts into a visitor’s bed
Your Care Team at St. Joe Ann Arbor
Patients will be cared for by a team of general medicine hospitalists and geriatricians from Michigan Medicine, in collaboration with St. Joe Ann Arbor physicians and staff. Your Michigan Medicine primary care providers and specialists will have access to important information about your care every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
If your physician determines you need inpatient hospital care, he or she may recommend you be admitted to our inpatient service at St. Joe Ann Arbor. The unit is designed to provide care for patients with general medical needs, elderly patients who can benefit from the specialized geriatric staffing, and patients who require addiction medicine services.
Your Michigan Medicine doctor will be overseeing your care in collaboration with St. Joe nursing and support staff. If your care requires consultation from a specialist, this will be provided by an IHA provider. You may also see a Clinical Assistant, a Michigan Medicine employee, who will be working to coordinate your care for a smooth transition after discharge from the hospital back to your primary care doctor and any existing specialists you see. Rest assured, the entire care team will be working closely together to give you the excellent care you have come to expect from Michigan Medicine.
Your transport will be facilitated by Emergency Department (ED) nursing staff. Neither you, nor your insurance, will be billed for the transfer.
At St. Joe, you will have a private room. Your family member is even welcome to sleep in your room if you wish. Please refer to www.stjoeshealth.org/annarbor for more information about the current St. Joe visitor policy.
Before 10:00 pm, visitors can head to the main entrance of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor:
5301 McAuley Drive
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
After 10:00 pm, visitors can use the St. Joe Emergency Department entrance to obtain badge access to your room.
Because the unit is located in St. Joe Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and IHA Physician Group will be billing for your care. You may also receive billing paperwork related to your Emergency Department visit at Michigan Medicine, if you go there before being admitted to the unit.
A thorough process has been developed to evaluate insurance coverage upfront to ensure that patients and their families fully understand how their insurance coverage will apply to the care they receive on inpatient service at St. Joe Ann Arbor. If a gap in your insurance coverage is discovered, our team will discuss this with you as soon as it is identified. Care management staff in the Michigan Medicine Emergency Department or at St. Joe’s can help answer more detailed questions you have about your insurance coverage. You may also contact a Patient Financial Counselor at 877-326-9155, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. After hours and on weekends, you may contact Patient Business Services at 734-232-9024.
Your medical records for the admission to St. Joe’s, including information about your hospital stay, lab/test results, and doctor visit summaries, will be available to you through the secure St. Joseph Mercy Health System patient portal. Visit www.stjoeshealth.org/mychart to access your key health information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Copies of relevant medical records will be sent to your designated physician of choice and will be available for review by your Michigan Medicine providers.
For more information about the Michigan Medicine inpatient service at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, call 734-712-6451.