BUILDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

University of Michigan Health System's Newest Addition

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Women’s Hospital was comprised of five structures constructed throughout 1950 to 1990, the majority of which were at least 30 years old. The vision of the replacement hospital project was to provide a new, state-of-the-art inpatient facility for children and women, and also to provide shelled space in order to be flexible for expansion in the future.

The new facility increases pediatric inpatient bed capacity, increases birthing capacity to allow 4,500 - 5,000 births annually, increases surgical capacity and improves parent and family accommodations creating an environment focused on family-centered care.

Barton Malow constructed the new 775,000 SF inpatient facility including 11 levels with a basement. Levels 5 and 6 are dedicated mechanical floors. The new outpatient clinic facility with medical office spaces adds 225,000 SF to the new hospital including 10 levels with a basement. The basement level houses the central plant for the complex and the rooftop provides cooling towers.

Additional construction included demolition of the existing women’s office building, connections between buildings, improvements to the site parking structure, site improvements: utility reconfiguration, roadway reconfigurations, landscaping, steam tunnel and ductbank extensions, as well as a stormwater retention system and a rooftop helipad.

Go Blue! (And Green)
The hospital has been awarded LEED® Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council

Environmentally green features that allow for the LEED® Silver certification include:

  • Green Roof - The "green roof" filters rainfall as part of a storm-water management system.
  • Recycled Materials - 93% of the material harvested has been recycled for use in the new hospital.
  • No-wax Floors - Most of the flooring is rubber-based, requiring no waxing, stripping or buffing.
  • Certified Wood Products - 84.6% of wood materials in the hospital are certified in accordance with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) principles for wood building components.
  • Air Quality - HEPA filters are used throughout the hospital to enhance air quality for immuno-compromised and other high-risk patients.
  • Biodiesel - Construction equipment used operated on biodiesel fuel.

More information about the hospital's green features can be found on the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital website.