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Michigan City New Hospital Construction Updates

Coming in 2018!

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 130 inpatient beds, in addition to those that will remain at the current Homer Street location, which will retain some services and which has served the community since 1904. The new facility also will have the latest in technology and equipment in the cath lab and operating rooms.

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Video: April 2018 Update

The winter months were quite productive as we now roll into spring. The construction project for the new Franciscan Health Michigan City hospital is moving right along. The observation unit is complete, the 5th floor and basement have been framed, the 4th floor drywall has been installed and painting has begun in the 3rd floor rooms.

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Topping-Off Ceremony - July 14, 2017
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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 know...construction 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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