The public is invited to an open house celebrating the opening of the new Emergency Department at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay on Wednesday, December 8. It’s scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. The new Emergency Department at 3051 Kiesel Road in Bangor Township is on the corner of 2 Mile and Kiesel, next to John Glenn High School. It opens to patient care on Monday, December 13.
Those who attend the open house will be able to meet staff and take a tour. Attendees will also receive a to-go treat and giveaway at the end of their tour. Masks will be required for those attending.
According to Tammy Terrell, M.S.N., R.N., vice president of nursing, MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland, and chief nursing officer, MidMichigan Health, the new Emergency Department was designed with input from nurses, providers and other experts with more than 200 years of combined experience in delivering emergency care.
“We’re building in many unique features that will enable us to provide you faster, safer, more patient-friendly care,” Terrell said. “These range from comfort features like curbside heated wheelchairs, a heated ambulance entrance and all-private rooms with natural light to safety features such as separate waiting spaces and specialized rooms with external airflow for safer care of patients with COVID-19 or other infectious diseases. 24/7 CT scanning, X-ray and laboratory services also will be available.”
“Having the Emergency Department next to the family medicine practice will facilitate coordination and prompt outpatient follow-up with a primary care provider,” said David Jordahl, M.D., family medicine physician and medical director for MidMichigan Health Park – Bay. “Emergency patients who do not already have a primary care provider will have the opportunity to establish care with one of the providers at the Health Park. We can even seamlessly make their follow up appointment before they are discharged from the Emergency Department.”
You can find more information about the new facility at http://www.midmichigan.org/bay