US-based health care provider Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has unveiled a new $78m heart hospital.
The 215,000ft², six-storey hospital will provide patients with comprehensive cardiovascular care that include a range of the latest minimally invasive treatment options and preventive services.
Built on an eight-acre site at the south end of the DMC campus, the new hospital is one of the first dedicated cardiovascular care facilities in the Great Lakes region.
DMC Cardiovascular Institute and DMC Heart Hospital president Theodore Schreiber said: "Advances in technology now enable us to treat many different heart problems in a minimally invasive way for faster recovery and shorter hospital stays.
"With the launch of this world-class facility, designed and dedicated for the care of heart patients with a focus on minimally invasive techniques, DMC is taking another major step toward becoming an internationally-recognised centre of excellence in cardiovascular medicine."
DMC’s new hospital will feature six catheterisation labs and other procedure rooms to perform an array of minimally invasive treatments to open and repair heart arteries, treat heart rhythm abnormalities and restore blood flow to the legs.
The heart hospital will also have advanced imaging technologies, electrocardiogram and stress testing to diagnose cardiovascular disorders.
Additionally, the hospital will have a retail pharmacy, physician offices and a new parking structure with more than 1,700 spaces.
The new structure will be home to the DMC Cardiovascular Institute and Cardio Team One, a team of interventional cardiologists.
DMC operates DMC Children’s Hospital in Michigan with nine speciality centres, DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, and DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, among others.