Since the first Crittenton Hospital opened in Detroit in the early 1900′s, the name “Crittenton” has stood for excellence in medical care with a compassionate atmosphere. For many who live in Rochester and surrounding communities, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is the first place they turn to for the health of themselves and their loved ones.
The Detroit location has long since closed, but Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester has established a strong reputation of compassionate, quality care since opening its doors in 1967.
CHMC brings a strong Northern Oakland County presence to the statewide service area of Ascension Michigan, which includes St. John Providence in southeast Michigan, Borgess Health in Kalamazoo, Genesys in Grand Blanc, St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw and Standish, and St. Joseph Health System in Tawas.
In becoming part of Ascension Michigan, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center increases its ability to pursue its goal of creating a clinically integrated system of care that will be positioned to manage the health of populations in partnership with insurers. As part of the largest non-profit health system in the country, Ascension, the hospital will enjoy the support of a national system that is benefiting from shared best clinical practices, cost efficiencies, and quality improvements.
Crittenton receives certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission.
Crittenton was named a winner of Health Care’s Most Wired Award, which recognizes hospitals for their electronic medical record systems and Internet availability for patients and their families.
Crittenton began its robotic surgery program with the implementation of the da Vinci® Surgical System for gynecologic and urologic procedures. This system allows physicians to perform minimally invasive techniques that promote quicker recovery and healing for patients.
Crittenton receives accreditation as a Chest Pain Center.
The Reinvestment Project and related facility expansion was completed. The North Addition, costing about $30 million, offers an impressive glass exterior, which includes a fountain, a Starbucks Coffee shop, and a Gift Shop. Also housed in the North Addition is a 106-seat, state-of-the-art auditorium, executive offices, new high-tech conference rooms and training rooms.
An integral part of the Reinvestment Project included a $10 million expansion which nearly triples the size of the Emergency Department, allowing for a broader scope of specialty services, including Cardiac Care and Family Express Care.
The South Addition, costing $32 million, added 25,000 square feet, which expanded the Lab, Pre-Admission Testing, Special Diagnostics, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Another $8 million, was invested in a 500-space parking deck, along with $6 million for the expansion of Women and Children’s Services, including a totally remodeled Birthplace.
Internal renovations included a new Crittenton Wound Management Center, a new cafeteria, and additional renovations, completed in the areas of Admitting, Diagnostic Imaging, Central Sterile Processing, Medical Records, Information Systems, and others.
Crittenton launches an ambitious $86 million Reinvestment into its facilities, services, and communities. The project includes a free parking structure, 45,000-square-foot north addition with two-story atrium lobby, expanded emergency room, enhanced surgical suites, and more.