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Monday, December 6, 2021  |  11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Impactful Lessons Learned from Integrating Cardiovascular Care

Jim Albert, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Principal, Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.
Mike Erickson, MS, MBA, CHFM
Vice President Support Services, MidMichigan Health
Serena Peters, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC
Senior Associate, Hord Coplan Macht
Sunita Vadakath, MD
VP of Service Lines, MidMichigan Health

In the fall of 2020, in the midst of COVID-19, MidMichigan Medical Center opened its new Cardiovascular Care Center. This building serves as the hub for a 7-hospital, 22-county health system and brings together all aspects of cardiovascular care into one center of excellence. This session will review key planning guidelines in developing a specialty care center including our project’s guiding principles, location, and how we organized the building. It will then focus on the challenges that MidMichigan Health faced in consolidating a wide range of specialties, as they integrated the patient care experience while co-locating services. Find out our potential architectural, operational, and technological pitfalls, and see how our consistent leadership paired with proper advanced planning overcame many of these specific obstacles. We will measure the success in delivering on MidMichigan Health’s guiding principle: to create a welcoming new home for all their cardiovascular patients.


1. Establish the principles for creating an integrated cardiovascular care center
2. Identify the short and long-term impact of COVID-19 on providing specialized outpatient care
3. Review the challenges organizations face when eliminating service line silos.
4. Celebrate the patient and staff benefits of developing an integrated care model