New EMS garage bringing safety and comfort to new McLaren hospital
When you need emergency medical care, moments matter. That’s why McLaren Greater Lansing is redesigning the ambulance garage at its new state-of-the-art hospital to serve patients and EMS staff quickly and safely in any conditions.
When it opens in early 2022, McLaren’s new comprehensive health care campus will offer innovative solutions that allow for safety and comfort in all aspects of care. The campus has been designed with staff and community input, and the EMS garage is no exception.
“With a new dedicated ambulance drive off of Collins road, it will be an easy experience for EMS crews to get to the garage quickly,” said Austin Holcomb, director of facilities management at McLaren Greater Lansing.
McLaren’s commitment to innovation starts with the four massive high-speed garage doors, which allow for the spacious bays to open quickly for ambulances at a moment’s notice, while keeping the area inside temperature controlled during Michigan’s frigid winters and sometimes scorching summers.
“Providing a dry, conditioned space where patients can be transferred from the ambulance to our care will make first responders and patients safer,” said Dr. Christine Perry, emergency medical director at McLaren Greater Lansing.
The garage includes secured access to ensure that only authorized hospital and emergency personnel can enter the facility, adding another level of safety when patients need it most.
Inside the bays, EMS crews will find storage space for their equipment and will have access to parking nearby after the patient has been transferred to the hospital. From there, first responders will have access to a dedicated EMS lounge area where they can complete paperwork, relax, and recharge while keeping our community safe.