Some of the information that follows has been in a previous announcement, but several more details have been developed to keep you updated (the latest details are in bold).
In our Absolute Quality journey as a Duke LifePoint hospital, Marquette General is making short- and long-term plans for our main campus facility.
It’s crucial that the community we serve be kept abreast of the most up to date information as possible in this regard. The following is the latest update on our facilities planning:
An overall cosmetic facelift of existing hospital facilities
- In a matter of weeks, paint, carpet and many other aesthetic upgrades will begin in the Skywalk and entrances to the Operating Room and Imaging Services.
Ambulatory Surgery Center
- The 18,000 square-foot shell for this facility already exists beneath the “West Building” Emergency Department/Trauma Center addition.
- This major new construction project is expected to be started during this calendar year.
“West Building” Addition
- Four stories will be added to the existing “West Building”.
- The first two floors will house 32 private patient rooms each.
- The Family Birthing/NICU will relocate to the third floor.
- The fourth floor will be a shell for future expansion.
Medical Office Building.
- This new facility will be located between the “West Building” and Seventh St. It will include four to seven floors.
- It will feature an adjoining parking ramp, and a bridge will also be built to connect the facility to the expansion over the West Building.
- The MOB will house MGH employed physicians and some patient services. MGH will utilize existing physician offices at the Upper Peninsula Medical Center for non-clinical departments and services.
- The Brain & Spine Center will move to the MOB building, with the use of its current space too be determined.
Cancer Center, Radiation Oncology, infusion services and oncologist offices
- These services will be located in the “1984 Building,” creating a unified cancer center.
- The Center will build up from Radiation Oncology, and the second floor will be a new infusion center.
- Oncologist physician offices will also relocate to the new center.
Patient Tower Renovation
- The “1981 Building” patient units will be renovated, redesigned and transformed for 22-24 private patient rooms on each unit.
- The design of the private patient rooms in the 1981 tower will mirror those in the West Building addition.
St. Luke’s Building
- The St. Luke’s building will be razed, and a new support services facility will be built in its place.
- Part of the North Building will become a Cardiac Center, which will include cardiologist physician offices, and occupy the space presently occupied by the Family Birthing Center/NICU.
- A new main entrance to the hospital will be constructed west of the ED.
- Nuclear Medicine will move to the new Cardiac Center.
- Over the next three years, the bulk of the projects will be started, with all of them started within five years.
Many other improvements, additions and demolition of some existing structures are on the drawing board, with details to be released as plans are finalized.