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Providence Hospital Plans $5 Million Emergency Department Expansion

Providence Hospital: Southfield
Tuesday, January 04, 2011


Contact: Brian Taylor, 586-753-0726

Providence Hospital in Southfield is making an investment of $5 million to expand and enhance the hospital’s emergency department. The hospital has received the necessary approval from the State of Michigan for the project.

The $5 million project calls for the construction of a 4,055 square foot addition to the emergency department that will house 16 new acute care treatment areas, increasing the number of private treatment bays to 54. The addition will bring the total square footage of the department to nearly 30,000. Also, more than 17,300 square feet of the existing space will be renovated as part of the project.

“Each year we care for more than 60,000 people in our emergency department. This expansion will help enable our doctors and nurses to enhance the already high quality care they provide to our patients,” says Dr. Michael Wiemann, Providence Hospital president, and executive vice president, SJPHS West Region.

Construction on the project is slated to begin early this year. In addition, the Providence Health Foundation has embarked on a campaign to raise funds for further upgrades to the department.

For more than 100 years, Providence Hospital has been a premier provider of compassionate and leading edge healthcare in southeastern Michigan. Providence is ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 major teaching hospitals by Thomson Reuters, one of the country’s leading sources of health care information and research. Providence is a member of St. John Providence Health System, the largest provider of inpatient care in southeast Michigan. SJPHS provides comprehensive prevention, primary care and advanced treatment programs with more than 125 medical centers, and six hospitals spanning five counties.