Responding to ever-rising patient demand, U-M Health System opens $7M emergency critical care center, plans $9M short-stay unit

A new emergency treatment facility at U-M’s flagship University Hospital has just opened, giving medical teams a dedicated space to care for the most critically ill and injured emergency patients from around the state and region.

The $7 million Massey Emergency Critical Care Center, which opened February 16, is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It’s named for Joyce and Don Massey, whose family foundation recently gave a gift to U-M traumatic brain injury research and care.

Another project aimed at increasing the U-M Health System’s ability to serve patients from every county in the state is now under construction. Crews are busy creating a 22-bed short-stay hospital unit that will help accommodate the ever-rising demand for U-M care.

Meanwhile, to increase the availability of medical imaging services, the Health System has launched a project to make room for an additional high-powered magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine in University Hospital, and to improve facilities for all patients undergoing MRI exams there.

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