ALPENA, MI — A $59 million expansion and renovation project is planned for the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center — Alpena.
The MidMichigan Health Board of Directors approved the plans to build a 99,000-square-foot, three-story inpatient tower, which would house private patient rooms. Now, the Michigan Department of Community Health must approve MidMichigan’s certificate of need request before construction can begin in spring 2019, according to a MidMichigan Health news release.
“Prior to joining MidMichigan Health, our Alpena Board wrestled with the decision to either update the Emergency Department by expanding capacity and providing private exam rooms for our patients or to eliminate our semi-private inpatient rooms and move them to all private rooms,” Eric Smith, board chair, MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, and member of the MidMichigan Health Board of Directors, said in a statement.
“This expansion and renovation is one example of MidMichigan Health investing locally in our community. In fact, one of the many benefits of joining MidMichigan Health is that we have the ability to make private rooms a reality for our…