Move-in date announced for new UPHS-Marquette hospital
Hospital officials have released new details on the move-in date for the new UP Health System-Marquette Hospital.
According to Victor Harrington, the UPHS Regional Marketing Director, patients will be moved to the new location on Sunday, June 2.
In a statement to TV6 & FOX UP, Harrington said,
The hospital has said they typically have around 120 to 180 inpatients and will try to flex down to about 80 to 100 by move day. To lower their patients, they will not be planning as many elective surgeries.
UPHS has partnered with EMS to move patients on-by-one down the 1.4-mile route. They are working with the city to get roads blocked. Based on the patient's condition, the hospital will have around 2 to 5 medical specialists in ambulances to keep patients in good condition until they reach their new room. The hospital intends to move all patients in one day.
When all patients are moved, UPHS-Marquette will start shutting down existing services at the old hospital.