• Heart Patients to Benefit from $100,000 Midland Area Community Foundation Grant

    For Immediate Release
    January 30, 2019
     
    Heart Patients to Benefit from $100,000 Midland Area Community Foundation Grant
     
    MIDLAND, Mich. – The Midland Area Community Foundation has donated $100,000 to the MidMichigan Health Foundation to help build a premier Heart and Vascular Center on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. When complete, MidMichigan will provide world-class care for patients suffering from the most complex forms of heart disease in a consolidated setting that is patient focused. The first phase of the three-year construction project is scheduled for completion this spring.
     
    “We recognize that heart disease affects many men and women in our community,” said Sharon Mortensen, president and CEO, Midland Area Community Foundation. “We are pleased to show our support of this important endeavor that will help community members gain access to high-quality heart care close to home.”
     
    This grant comes from the Midland Area Community Foundation Investment Fund. The Midland Area Community Foundation provides philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future.
     
    The three-year construction project on the new 160,000 square foot building is well underway on the campus of MidMichigan Medical Center – Midland. The project will be completed in a two-phased approach. Work is progressing on the north side, which will become the new Orchard Building and will house diagnostic services and advanced cardiac imaging. The first phase of the construction project is scheduled to be finished this spring, with the completion of the full project scheduled for late summer 2020.
     
    The MidMichigan Health Foundation is currently raising support for the new state-of-the-art Heart and Vascular Center. The recent grant made by the Midland Area Community Foundation joins other funding commitments received from foundations, lead individuals and businesses. A total of $13.5 million has been raised thus far toward the $15 million campaign goal. 
     
    The new Heart and Vascular Center will consolidate Midland’s heart and vascular physician offices including the heart failure and heart valve clinics, as well as the vascular lab, and will provide seamless, coordinated care for patients. MidMichigan is also collaborating with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan, on the development of the remaining space in the new building.
     
    Those interested in more information on MidMichigan’s comprehensive cardiovascular program may visit www.midmichigan.org/heartandvascularcenter.
     
    The MidMichigan Health Foundation supports the patients and families served by MidMichigan Health by raising funds for equipment, services and programs. MidMichigan Health is a non-profit health system headquartered in Midland, Michigan, affiliated with Michigan Medicine, the health care division of the University of Michigan. MidMichigan Health covers a 23-county region with medical centers in Midland, Alpena, Alma, Clare, Gladwin, Mt. Pleasant and West Branch.
     
    In addition to its Medical Centers, MidMichigan Health also offers both home health care and physician services, and has a strong commitment to medical education. MidMichigan Physicians Group provides urgent care and medical offices in more than 30 specialties and subspecialties including cardiology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, vascular surgery, family medicine and more. Currently, MidMichigan has more than 7,400 employees, volunteers and physicians and provided more than $144 million in community benefits in fiscal year 2018.
     

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