Two UM Health System Projects Approved

At their June 16, 2011 meeting, the University of Michigan board of regents authorized two projects for the UM Hospitals and Health Centers. A $5 million project to tear down the Parkview Medical Center and Scott and Amy Prudden Turner Memorial Clinic buildings was approved without comment. According to a staff memo, the operations formerly housed in these buildings have been moved to the W.K.Kellogg Eye Center and Brehm Tower. In addition to demolishing the buildings, the project includes renovating the existing east side of the Kellogg Eye Center that connects to these buildings, adding a new entrance, and expanding the parking lot for a net gain of 75 parking spaces.

Regents also approved an $8.5 million renovation of a patient food kitchen on level B2 of the University Hospital. The kitchen, which serves the hospital and cardiovascular center, will shift from a “cook-chill-reheat” production to an on-demand “room service” approach. During construction, food service operations will be relocated to the North Campus Research Complex facility. As part of this project, regents also authorized the hiring of the architectural firm of Integrated Design Solutions to design the renovation.

This brief was filed from the regents meeting in the boardroom of the Fleming administration building on UM’s Ann Arbor campus. A more detailed report will follow: [link]

Section: Civic News Ticker

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