For Immediate Release
Contact: Kaitlynn Riley, Coordinator of Marketing & Business Development
October 8, 2019
Garden City Hospital Celebrates Five-Year Transformation and Major Facility Upgrades
Garden City, MI – October 8, 2019 - Garden City Hospital (GCH) celebrated its fifth anniversary with Prime
Healthcare with achievements in improving patient safety, efficiency,
better outcomes and reduced cost. This resulted in the hospital’s
designation as the area’s only 100 Top Hospital® and one of
13 hospitals nationwide to receive the Everest Award – reflecting
significant improvement within five years - by IBM Watson Health™.
Further, the hospital invested over $45 million in upgrades to infrastructure,
facilities and programs as follows:
- Expanded heart program with a second cardiac catheterization lab, new recovery
rooms, life-saving diagnostic and treatment procedures including PCI/angioplasty,
radial lounge with four-hour recovery and electrophysiology (EP) services.
- Two brand-new inpatient units complete with private rooms.
- New, state-of-the-art monitoring (telemetry) system installed for all units.
- Updated family birthing center with a new look and comforting, family-oriented space.
- Upgrades to ER and process improvements including shorter wait times, prompt
care and through-put, senior ER for older adult needs and designated areas
to care for patients with behavioral health needs.
- New digital technology in the radiology/imaging department with all digital
x-ray units and new fluoroscopy room, interventional lab and diagnostics for ER.
- Award-winning surgical services and state-of-the-art operating rooms for
patient safety, recovery and comfort (e.g. new booms, lights, renovated
OR rooms and trained staff).
- Opening of a new primary care Continuity Clinic with three board-certified
internal medicine physicians and residents providing an option of continuing
care for those without a primary care doctor. The clinic is now open and
accepting appointments in the GCH Medical Office Building.
- Maintained excellence in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, offering
physical medicine, PT, OT, speech therapy and sports rehabilitation services,
special expertise in neurology and orthopedics and an 18-bed unit and
- Art of Healing student art gallery in collaboration with the area school
districts to feature student artwork with a healing theme in the main
corridor of the hospital.
These improvements were unveiled at two open house events held at the hospital
on September 25th and 26th. Around 700 community members, physicians and hospital staff along with
200 local dignitaries and members of the business community gathered for
a ribbon-cutting ceremony and received tours of the new areas.Click here for photo highlights of the events.
About Garden City Hospital: Garden City Hospital is a community hospital with a full range of services.
GCH has provided over 72 years of caring to the residents of western Wayne
County, Michigan. Over the past few years, the hospital has been recognized
nationally through quality awards such as the 100 Top Hospitals® and
Everest Award by IBM Watson Health™ in 2019 and ranked among top
five percent in Michigan for clinical excellence with the 2019 Patient
Safety Excellence Award™ from Health Grades. The hospital has also
earned the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ and separate Five
Star Awards for pacemaker procedures, hip fracture treatment, gallbladder
removal surgery and treatment of sepsis from Health Grades in 2019 and
is a Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Michigan Blue Distinction Center for Hip
& Knee Replacement and Maternity Care. Learn more at www.gch.org.
About Prime Healthcare: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 45 acute-care
hospitals providing nearly 45,000 jobs in 14 states. Fifteen of the hospitals
are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity.
Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country,
Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare.
Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been recognized as among the “100
Top Hospitals” in the nation 47 times and among the “15 Top
Health Systems” three times, and Prime is the only "10 Top
Health System" west of the Mississippi. Prime Healthcare hospitals
are annually recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures”
by The Joint Commission. For more information, please visit www.primehealthcare.com.