JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — After more than a year of construction, a major addition to a local hospital is complete.
21st century patient care has arrived in Jackson.
And this weekend you have the chance to see it for yourself, as Henry Ford Allegiance Health unveils its new patient tower.
It’s a $45 million addition to the hospital’s campus in Jackson that’s aimed at making sure you have a more comfortable stay in your time of need.
“It’s just all come together. It looks fantastic,” said George Gancsos, Director of Plant Engineering.
Three stories are stacked on top of the hospital’s west wing, featuring 66 private patient rooms.
Technology is hidden behind walls so patients and their families can relax in an open and airy healing environment with help readily available.
“It looks more like a typical home than it would a hospital,” Gancsos said.
Critical care patients will be occupying these rooms starting next month.
The rooms are designed so patients can stay in one place and not shifted around the hospital.
“So it’s really more of a patient-centered approach, we’re bringing care to the patient,” said Wendy Boersma, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.
This also meets the growing demand for more privacy.
“It’s a vulnerable time in your life and you’re not feeling well. And so to have that privacy as well is just essential for healing,” Boersma said.
The new tower is also full of the latest medical technology and space for staff to collaborate on patient care.
The opening coincides with the health system’s 100th anniversary.
This weekend they’re celebrating both milestones by this investment in the community with an open house.
“It’s that next 100 years of care delivery and it’s very exciting for us to be able to truly offer a patient-centered experience,” Boersma said.
The community open house is happening Sunday Aug. 26 from noon to 4 p.m.
Follow this link for more information about the event.