Munson Healthcare begins $2.9M renovation

Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare is launching a $2.9 million renovation and construction project to its Grayling (Mich.) Hospital, according to a Gaylord Herald Times report.

The first phase of the project will add a unit on the first floor of the 81-bed hospital and expand space for physical and occupational therapy on the second floor.

The new unit will be next to the hospital's emergency department and used to observe patients. The unit will also serve as a single location for patients who need diagnostic testing, provider assessment, medical decision-making services and care coordination.

"The goal of the new unit is to have our processes centered on the patient, so they can get the care they need in an efficient, single encounter that seamlessly flows into the outpatient setting," said Elizabeth Monk, RN, chief nursing offer and vice president of care coordination at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital. "For many diagnoses, this process is expected to reduce a patient's stay in observation by at least 12 hours and the pre-surgical process by about a week."

The first phase of construction is anticipated to be finished by spring 2018.

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