In April 2012, the U-M Board of Regents gave the Health System the green light to transform the former home of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital into a state-of-the art hospital for adults, with the primary focus being on diseases of the nervous system. Planning is now under way for this transformation that will expand our overall inpatient capacity for adult patients, and allow us to bring together a broad range of services currently housed in various areas of University Hospital.
When it opens, the U-M Neuroscience Hospital will offer diagnostic and inpatient care for those with brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, aneurysms, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, and spine diseases and disorders.
The new hospital will allow us to offer patients access to new technologies and clinical research opportunities, and will complement our existing outpatient clinics for these conditions. It will also include space for general adult inpatient care.
Even as the new plan for this building takes shape, we continue to offer some pediatric services there. Services that continue to operate are pediatric physical therapy and occupational therapy, pediatric speech and language pathology, pediatric psychology and pediatric pulmonary function testing.