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MyMichigan Medical Center unveils new patient tower

MyMichigan Health has grown over the last few years; one example of this growth is the Alpena patient tower expansion. The hospital has raised $6 million that was funded towards the remodeling.

The budget for the project was $63 million, but it was completed while staying under budget. “We’ve expanded surgical services; our rooms are bigger, nicer, more comfortable,” said Chuck Sherwin, President of MyMichigan Alpena Center.  “We’ve had issues with heating and cooling in the past and all that now has been resolved, and doing it in a brand new facility is just amazing”

The patient tower expansion offers 60 new patient rooms, as well as the new labor, delivery, recovery and post–partum suites. “Traditionally you would be moved to a labor and delivery room to go through the delivery process, and then moved to a post partum recovery room, for that now, they stay right in the recovery room baby stays right in the room,” said Tom Kane, vice president of nursing.

The hospital plans to remodel many areas of the existing medical center.  “It doesn’t end here,” said Marie Williams, chair of the chair of the board.  “Our next steps include the renovation and modernization of many areas in the existing medical center”