Public Invited to Tour New Bay City Emergency Department Dec. 8
Photo rendering of the new Emergency Department at MidMichigan Health Park - Bay.
The public is invited to attend an open house to celebrate the opening of the new Emergency Department at MidMichigan Health Park – Bay on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. The new Emergency Department at 3051 Kiesel Road (Bangor Township) is located on the corner of 2 Mile and Kiesel Roads, next to John Glenn High School. The Emergency Department will open to patient care on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021.
During the open house event, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the staff and tour the new facility. Attendees will receive a to-go treat and giveaway at the completion of their tour. Masks will be required for all those in attendance.
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.”
Services currently available at the Health Park include physicians specialized in family medicine, orthopedics and sports medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, endocrine surgery, plus nurse care management, ambulatory pharmacy services, rehabilitation services, laboratory, X-ray and visiting specialists from Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan.
Those who would like to learn more about MidMichigan Health Park – Bay and the new Emergency Department may visit www.midmichigan.org/bay.