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Building the Future of Health Care

First beam installed

In just nine months, the new wing has grown from the single beam pictured left, to the 170,000 sq. ft. structure below. We are thankful to all of our generous donors who are making this possible. 

Current progress
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Rendering of completed building

Current Progress - Phase 2: Construction of New Wing

West End of the New Wing
Construction of the Offield Family Pavilion progresses in leaps and bounds. It’s amazing to stand inside the building knowing it was a gaping hole in the earth just last summer.  Your generous support is building this new wing from the ground up, and even more exciting, your giving will provide a superior place of healing for generations to come. 

The exterior façade of the Offield Family Pavilion is in various stages of completion. Application of the clay-colored sealant over the yellow insulation board is nearly finished. 

Window installation and stone work are in progress. There are two shades of brick; you are able to see the darker brick in the photo to the left, as well as the tan decorative block. 

In the photo above, there are four windows within the dark brick façade. If you were to climb through one of those windows, this is what you would see (pictured  right).

Running along the far right and left walls are the private patient room windows and steel framing.  A total of 92 new private patient rooms will be located between three floors of the new wing.

The center core area will be built out as nurses stations, meeting rooms, dictation areas, storage, etc.

Medical/Surgical Private Patient Room Floor
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New South Entrance

The New South Entrance features “the lantern,”  a three-story frosted-glass entry that will be softly lit and act as a beacon. Many features of the new wing, such as the South Entrance, are designed to improve wayfinding and provide a better experience for patients and visitors.  

The drywall process has begun and will be completed from the bottom floor up.

Pictured to the right is a section of one of the new Operating Rooms (ORs).

Each of the 10 ORs are 30% or more larger than current ORs.

The new Surgery Center will offer vast improvements — from storage, supply chain  management, work flow, timeframe to retrieve sterile equipment and medications, to the most advanced OR technology available.

New Operating Room

Phase 1: Site Preparation 


Significant work has been completed to prepare the Petoskey Campus for building the new 170,000 sq. ft. wing. Major accomplishments are highlighted below and involved relocating anything above or below ground that would fall within the footprint of the new wing. Utilities are also being upgraded to support the increased square footage.


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  • Underground Utility Upgrade/Relocation — water mains, storm and sanitary sewer lines, and electrical were moved and/or upgraded. 

  • New Cooling Towers — three new cooling towers installed on roof of the existing facility. These will replace old equipment located on the bluff. 

  • New Mobile PET/CT Dock — constructed new docking area, including corridor and bathrooms, for Mobile PET/CT Unit. 

  • New Location for Maintenance Garage — razed existing structure and relocated Maintenance Garage to a renovated space adjacent to Foundation Building. 

  • New Fuel Tanks — two new fuel tanks installed below ground. Each holds 30,000 gallons of fuel and are required to generate 96 hours of emergency power and heat. 

  • New Patient / Visitor Parking — two buildings along south end of campus razed to relocate patient and visitor parking.

  • New Staff Parking Lot — constructed new lot with 380 parking spots for staff. Shuttle service launched to transport staff to facility.

  • Jackson Street Realignment — changed on-campus route of Jackson Street to improve future traffic flow.

Phase 2: Construction of New Wing

Spring 2021 Completion

Despite the long, harsh winter the Construction Phase is on schedule. In the coming months, work will be focused on the following areas:

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  • Mass Excavation and Earth Retention System: 59,000 cubic yards of dirt is being excavated to construct the new wing.  To keep earth in place and protect the work site, an earth retention system is being built 40 feet down, along the perimeter of the construction area. 

  • Concrete Foundation: when excavation is finished, the concrete foundation for the new wing will be poured. It is a four month process, expected to be completed in June.

  • Structural Steel: steel is currently in fabrication with plans to begin erecting in July.

  • New Emergency Generators: Two new emergency generators will sustain crucial hospital operations during the loss of normal power. Parking lots on Lake Street (next to the parking structure) have been converted to the new location for the generators, with a concrete “slab” installed in January.

  • Heart Center Renovations: the Electrophysiology Lab (EP Lab) will be relocated from a future renovation area to the Heart Center. To prepare for this, several changes are being made in the Heart Center, including building a new Transesophageal Echocardiograph room, expanding one of the Cath Labs, and constructing the new EP Lab. Much of the work will be completed by July.

  • Model Patient Rooms: Prototypes of the new private patient rooms have been constructed within the Petoskey facility for the purpose of clinical staff review and final adjustments. 

Phase 3: Renovation of Existing Space

Late 2022 Completion

During the campaign's final phase, renovations will continue. 

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To talk with someone about how you can give a gift, call us at 231-487-3500.