ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Patient moving day has arrived at the new C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital after five years of construction.
The move planned for Sunday at the Ann Arbor hospital complex was to send patients 800 feet down an indoor path from the old Mott Children's Hospital into the new, $754 million University of Michigan Health System facility. It's expected to take 12 hours to move about 200 to 250 patients.
Officials say a command center has been set up to track progress, identify issues and coordinate communication. A security team that includes 40 screeners plans to work in shifts at the old and new hospitals as well as the pathway in between.