Michigan Medicine announces name for new $920 million facility

ANN ARBOR, MI – Michigan Medicine is using an old name for its future adult inpatient facility currently under construction.

The building will be called the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health, according to a Michigan Medicine release on Monday, June 14. This is a callback to an extension to the original 1876 University Hospital also known as the Pavilion.

This announcement comes as construction on the project resumed this spring after more than a year of pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new facility, located on corner of Ann Street and Zina Pitcher Place on the main medical campus, is scheduled to open in fall 2025, according to the release.

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“The Pavilion at University of Michigan Health will offer the excellence in complex care that U-M patients are used to in a comforting facility that incorporates the latest innovations in health care delivery,” said Dr. Marschall S. Runge, CEO of Michigan Medicine and dean of the medical school, in a statement.

Michigan Medicine began building the $920 million hospital in October 2019, but work was paused due the pandemic and its financial impacts. The planning team resumed its work in March 2021.

The 12-story, 690,000 square-foot building will include 264 private rooms and an additional 110 private rooms in University Hospital by reducing semi-private rooms. This reduction was made to “improve patient safety, quality and experience, while creating space for family members to participate in their loved one’s care, healing and recovery,” the release stated.

The 264 private rooms are capable of converting to intensive care, a state-of-the-art neurological and neurosurgical center, high-level, specialty care services for cardiovascular and thoracic patients, along with advanced imaging.

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