Work to begin on Detroit Medical Center’s pediatrics tower – The Oakland Press

DETROIT (AP) — Work is set to begin on the new six-story pediatrics tower at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in downtown Detroit.

The 248,800 square-foot structure will include expanded pediatric and neonatal care units, a pediatric emergency department and expanded surgical facilities for transplants, neurosurgery and other procedures. Hospital officials believe the expansion will make the Detroit Medical Center, which houses the children’s hospital, one of the nation’s top facilities for treating seriously ill children.

Detroit Medical Center CEO Joseph Mullany tells The Detroit News that the project will bring it on par with children’s hospitals in Philadelphia and Boston.

Construction of the pediatrics tower is expected to begin Tuesday and wrap up in early 2017.