U. of Michigan Health System plans short-stay unit

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan Health System is planning a $9 million, 22-bed short stay unit on the fourth floor of University Hospital South.

The renovation was approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents.

As part of the renovation, the unit will get all-new medical equipment and about $4 million in furnishings and other moveable equipment. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1zH2q9d ) the work comes as the University of Michigan Health System says it's running at or near capacity.

The Ann Arbor-based architectural firm OX Studios will design the project. Construction could be completed in the summer.

Earlier this year, the Board of Regents approved the $11 million Emergency Critical Care Center, a section of the adult emergency department that will open in early 2015 to offer specialized care for severely ill or injured adult emergency patients.

In September, the board approved a $23.5 million adult operating room expansion project in University Hospital.





Information from: The Ann Arbor News, http://www.mlive.com/ann-arbor

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