The Intermediate, Intensive Care and Medical/Surgical Units – all part of the second phase of the $291 million, 10-story medical center on the Mercy Campus – will open on May 4, 2019. Throughout that day, current inpatients will be transferred internally from the existing building into the new units on levels five through nine of the new tower.
A significant feature of this phase is private patient rooms, designed with patient comfort and safety in mind.
“These comfortable rooms will have enough space for the patient, the medical staff, the family, and state-of-the-art technology to come to the bedside,” said F. Remington Sprague, MD, chief medical officer of Mercy Health Muskegon. “Each room features more monitoring equipment and patient lifts, as well as a view of the outdoors through windows that let in plenty of natural light.”
Patient rooms also feature pass-through cabinets, accessible from the outside of the room, which allow staff to restock supplies and remove linens and meal trays without entering the room and disrupting the patient.
The patient move on May 4 will allow for the renovation of the existing structure, which will be completed in the third and final phase of the medical center in spring of 2020. The first phase of the new tower opened in December 2018 and included the surgical suites, main lobby, chapel, coffee shop, Gift Shoppe and the Fazakerley Family Emergency Center.
During all phases of construction, the Mercy Campus remains open for emergency care, surgery, inpatient and additional health care services. The Hackley Campus also remains open and fully functional, and will continue to operate as the community’s main trauma center until spring 2020 when all hospital services will move to the Mercy Campus. If patients are experiencing an emergency, they should dial 911 and allow EMS providers to determine where their treatment should be performed.
Learn more about the new Mercy Health medical center at www.BuildingMercyHealth.com.