U. of Michigan project aims to boost critical care

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A $7 million project at the University of Michigan Health System will create a new place for the most critically ill and injured adults it serves to get initial emergency care.

The Emergency Critical Care Center will be set up within the health system's existing adult Emergency Department at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Funding for the project was approved Thursday by the school's Board of Regents at a meeting in Dearborn.

The health system says the center, known as EC3, could help shorten — or eliminate, in some cases — the stay of patients in intensive care units.

The 7,800-square-foot EC3 is scheduled to open in two phases starting in spring 2015. It will have five resuscitation/trauma bays and nine patient rooms.

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