DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital Breaks Ground on $77 Million Renovation
A new Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, Radiology Department and lobby will dramatically upgrade care and comfort for DMC Sinai-Grace patients – while also bringing an economic boost to northwest Detroit.
Sinai-Grace, the DMC’s largest hospital, has begun construction on a $77 million development that will include:
- 34,000 additional square feet of space in the ED, increasing the total to 59,000 square feet by the end of 2014
- 42 new “hard-walled” Patient Exam Rooms, to ensure privacy for patients receiving care in the ED and increase comfort for patients
- New “trauma rooms” to be outfitted with the latest state-of-the art lifesaving technology for major accidents or disasters that require maximum medical care
- A new fully computerized system for “paperless” electronic medical record-keeping (EMR) throughout all ED areas
- Expansion of the hospital lobby from the current 5,100 square feet to 18,000 square feet by early 2015
- Expansion of the Radiology Department from the current 4,700 square feet to 24,000 square feet by early 2015
- Complete renovation of existing Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and expansion to 45,000 feet by late 2015
After more than three years of careful planning and design by teams that included physicians, nurses, patients, architects and construction specialists, the massive renovation will more than double the size of the current ED, expand the hospital’s lobby , create a new Radiology Department, and completely overhaul the Intensive Care Unit.
The new facility introduces an abundance of natural light and landscaping to help bring the openness of the outdoors inside. Special attention has been giving to way-finding, including the main entrance and ED entrance, which will be a bright beacon to those arriving at the hospital. The “creature comforts” extend into the ED, ICU and radiology department. For example, currently the ED has curtained exam areas. After the renovation is complete, patients will be able to enjoy the privacy of staying in one of 42 new hard-walled rooms.
All of the updates are designed to provide patients with more privacy, and allow us to deliver care more efficiently.
The comprehensive upgrade –scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015 –is the largest investment in northwest Detroit in nearly a decade, and will create more than 200 full-time construction-related jobs in northwest Detroit.
The new emergency facility at DMC Sinai-Grace is part of Vanguard’s commitment to Detroit. Vanguard’s construction projects for the DMC make up the single largest private investment in the city’s history and will total $850 million in capital improvements. Together, we will build a world-class healthcare center in southeast Michigan.
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