The University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved money for the construction a new, nearly $1 billion hospital in Ann Arbor.
The new 12-story adult hospital will serve critical-care patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine, and heart, among others.
It will include a state-of-the art neurological and neurosurgical center, and 264 private rooms. That means all Michigan Medicine patient rooms will be private single rooms.
The university spent $35 million to figure out the best way to serve people needing care, and university officials say this new facility will address that.
"The addition is crucial for our state, our university, and the millions of people who rely on us for quality advanced health care,” said U of M President Mark Schlissel.
The health system says it will also help alleviate capacity issues at University Hospital, which is currently operating at 90% capacity.
University officials say U of M's new hospital is expected to provide 1,600 new jobs, not including physicians.
It's expected to open in the fall of 2024.