DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit Medical Center is unveiling another part of its multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project.

Harper University Hospital will host the grand opening of its brand new Emergency Department this weekend.

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Interim Hospital President Dr. Patricia Uddyback says patients and their families will notice the change the moment they walk in.

“We have expanded the space tremendously,” Uddyback told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee. “Previously we were an emergency department that was located on two floors. And now, we were able to expand to the point where the entire emergency department is on one floor. So, the space is huge.”

(credit: Harper University Hospital)

(credit: Harper University Hospital)

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Patients can expect to see an enlarged waiting room, replete with updated finishes designed to enhance the patient’s experience; all rooms are wired with smart-technology and the latest and greatest in medical equipment.   This renovation is part of the multi-million dollar investment DMC is making in Detroit’s mid-town neighborhood, said to total some $850 million dollars and one of the largest investments the city has seen in generations.

“Harper has some of the most talented Physicians in the country and these improvements are going to enable them to continue to deliver world-class care to our patients,” said Uddyback, Harper Hospital.” She added, “When the community drives through mid-town and see the Cranes up and construction in progress, I hope they realize that these investments translate into enhanced patient care. Care that is accessible to them.”

Tours of the emergency department, free health screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI checks), opportunity to meet the medical team and refreshments are among the activities that will take place at the grand opening, Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The DMC Harper University Hospital Emergency Department is located at 4160 John R, Detroit, MI, 48201.

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(credit: Harper University Hospital)

(credit: Harper University Hospital)