Univer­sity of Michi­gan Health an­nounces ex­pan­sion plan

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The Univer­sity of Michi­gan Health Sys­tem an­nounced a $163 mil­lion plan to cre­ate a neu­ro­log­i­cal ser­vices hospi­tal and ex­pand Univer­sity Hospi­tal by 120 beds. The univer­sity’s board of re­gents ap­proved the project, which will also in­crease the hospi­tal’s num­ber of op­er­at­ing rooms by eight, ac­cord­ing to a univer­sity news re­lease. The ex­pan­sion plan re­quires state certificate-of-need ap­proval. The re­gents also ap­proved a $55 mil­lion plan to ren­o­vate a health ser­vices li­brary used for physi­cian train­ing. The health sys­tem ex­pan­sion will ren­o­vate 163,000 square feet for neu­ro­log­i­cal clin­i­cal ser­vices in­clud­ing neu­ro­surgery, neu­rol­ogy, a cra­nial base pro­gram, spine surgery and cere­brovas­cu­lar dis­ease treat­ment, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease. An ad­di­tional 104,000 square feet of space will be ren­o­vated for of­fices and ad­min­is­tra­tion. Univer­sity Hospi­tal op­er­ates at near 90% ca­pac­ity for adults and 85% for adults ad­mit­ted to in­ten­sive care, ac­cord­ing to the health sys­tem, which added in the re­lease that de­mand for ca­pac­ity to treat adults ad­mit­ted to the hospi­tal has grown 3.7% per year. The sys­tem ex­panded its emer­gency depart­ment in 2011, and out­pa­tient ex­pan­sion plans call for a new lo­ca­tion to open in 2014.

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