UM Regents OK Rehab of Former Mott Hospital

A $163 million overhaul of the former C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was approved by University of Michigan regents at their April 19, 2012 meeting. The new C. S. Mott Children’s and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital opened late last year.

According to a staff memo, the renovation project covers roughly 163,000 square feet and will include a new eight-room adult operating room suite; a new imaging suite; 95 general patient care beds; and 25 intensive care beds to serve primarily neurosciences programs. About 104,000 square feet will be renovated for faculty and staff offices. Areas that have been vacated in University Hospital bed units and operating rooms will be renovated for growth and improved access in other adult inpatient programs and services.

The Ann Arbor firm Hobbes + Black Architects will handle the project’s design. Parking impact will be assessed and discussed at a future regents meeting, along with the presentation of a schematic design.

This brief was filed from the Michigan Union’s Rogel ballroom, where the board held its April meeting.