Detroit-based Henry Ford Macomb Hospital currently is undergoing $318 million in changes to the hospital that will feature a 225,000-square-foot addition, including 160 private patient rooms. Though the hospital will be undergoing significant construction during this time, it will continue to remain fully operational.
In the private rooms, patients that may be critically injured or sick can be treated effectively.
“We are embarking on what I know will be the future of medical facilities not just for Macomb County, but also for the state of Michigan and nationally,” says Bob Riney, president and COO of health care operations at the hospital. “I was here when this hospital became a part of the Henry Ford family, and it has been my privilege to watch it continue to grow, flourish and innovate.”
The designated area for the changes will be in the newly constructed area, the North Tower. The North Tower is a part of the renovation plan and will include all the newly made private rooms for the hospital. The changes will all be interconnected to the existing part of the building through an overhanging bridge above the north entrance that will then lead to the North Tower.
Upon completion, the hospital will have been one of the first in the nation to include 361 private rooms and beds for the critical care of patients. By 2024, the construction of the build will have contributed to a 3.5 percent increase in health care jobs. Private rooms don’t just give the satisfactory of privacy to the patients and their families, but also the staff and healthcare works who would then not have to worry about the increased risk of infections according to Barbra Rossman, president and CEO of Henry Ford Macomb.
“With truly remarkable physician partners and care teams, we have transformed the availability of life-saving care close to home, for everything from heart and neurologic conditions to cancer, traumatic injuries and more,” says Rossman. “Now, we fulfill a long-time vision of transforming our patient rooms and campus for those we serve.”
Construction of the new changes to the hospital began on April 5th and is predicted to be completed in 2023. The entire project will be funded by Henry Ford capital funding and philanthropic donations. Southfield-based Barton Malow/Dixon will be leading the construction, whereas L.A.-based AECOM will be leading the design and architecture process.
“We have envisioned the future of our campus to ensure each patient and their family has the best experience that fits their needs. As someone with decades of leadership and nursing experience, I know the importance of great care, and most notably what it looks like,” says Rossman. “It is a profound commitment and love for our unique communities throughout Macomb County, our history and our people that drive us to make these kinds of investments. It truly guides everything we do at Henry Ford Macomb.”