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Michigan City New Hospital Construction Updates

Opening January 2019!

The new Franciscan Health Michigan City will be located on an 86-acre site at the northwest corner of U.S. 421 and Interstate 94. It will have 123 inpatient beds and feature the latest in technology and equipment in the cath lab and operating rooms.


Open House - December 8

Watch the Construction 24/7

Video: July/August 2018 Update

Excitement continues to build as we are only months away from the opening of the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital. This summer, cabinetry, paint and flooring on patient floors 1-4, in the basement and in Outpatient Surgery have been completed. Outside, landscaping and irrigation is now underway.

Photo Galleries
August 2018
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June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
Topping-Off Ceremony - July 14, 2017

Fun Facts

Fun Facts

The Last Beam

The last beam is part of approximately 3,000 tons of steel the hospital will have upon completion. By comparison:

  • The average Amtrak passenger car weighs about 65 tons.
  • The Golden Gate Bridge used 83,000 tons.
  • This project averages about 100 tons per week.

How Much Cement?

Since September 2016, crews have poured approximately 8,784 cubic yards of cement. That's over 850 trucks visiting the jobsite!

The Crane Game

The various stages of the project require different sized cranes. To date the project has utilized 5 different styles and sizes of cranes. The largest crane to date is 250-feet tall and can lift 150 tons or 300,000 lbs.

Steel - By the Numbers

Did you crews have installed approximately 442,000 tons of reinforcement steel to support our future hospital?

Below are some monthly amounts installed and weight comparisons.

  • In November 2016, we set 308,175 lbs. That's the weight of a Blue Whale (the largest animal known to have ever existed)!
  • In December 2016, we set 18,569 lbs. That's approximately six (6) average sized family vehicles!        
  • In January 2017, we set 28,365 lbs. That’s about the same weight as twenty-eight (28) Grand Pianos or One (1) military fight jet!
  • In February 2017, we set 102,263 lbs. That’s about 650 average sized adults!

Just so you know... the Statue of liberty = 225 tons (or 450,000 pounds)!


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