Mercy Health Muskegon Unveils Final Plans for $271M Medical Center

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Mercy Health Muskegon has released the final design and timeline for its new $271-million, 267-bed medical center on the Mercy Campus at 1500 E. Sherman Blvd. in Muskegon, Michigan. The new medical center, which will be among the nation’s first using the Lean process in its design, will bring all Mercy Health Muskegon-area inpatient services together at a central location. Preliminary site work began last year, and groundbreaking is set for September.

The new Mercy Health Muskegon medical center will feature nine stories attached to the existing facility on the Mercy Campus, with an entirely new state-of-the-art emergency department and optimized patient flows, which will improve the care experience for patients and their families.

New Lean architecture and new Lean processes have been combined to transform healthcare delivery. This began with two-dimensional modeling of each floor. Architectural models were then built and tested for patient convenience, and full-scale models were built and repeatedly tested, which led to the innovative design. More than 300 front-line colleagues, physicians, patients, medical care staff, local leaders and volunteers spent thousands of hours with the project’s lead architects HGA Architects and Engineers, designing, testing and redesigning to optimize the patient care experience. Christman Company is the construction company hired for the project.

Among the main features of the patient-centered design are:

  • Single-occupancy rooms, with ample room for family members, to allow for greater patient privacy and comfort
  • One campus location for all hospital service needs
  • Strategically locating surgery and emergency departments for trauma and critical patients
  • Placing medicines and supplies closer to the patient rooms to give caregivers more time at the bedside
  • Establish an environment that fosters new protocols and treatment standards to improve outcomes
  • Help patients find their way faster and reduce waiting times

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Posted April 25, 2016

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