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Nov 3 2010
DMC & Vanguard Ceremonial Dig - CHM
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The beginning of new construction for Detroit Medical Center was celebrated today when Vanguard Health System and representatives from the federal, state, and city levels were on hand for the groundbreaking of the new Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center.

The 105,550 square-foot facility will be home to a general pediatrics clinic, adolescent medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, specialty clinics and 200 physician office suites. The anticipated completion date is early 2012. Children's Hospital of Michigan President Dr. Herman Gray talks about the construction process and what the results mean for children.

A five-handled shovel made it way to the dirt-filled site. This shovel came with significance as it debuted with past Detroit Mayor Coleman Young on the groundbreaking of a different DMC project - the last major construction project on DMC's main campus in 30 years!

Children were asked to help with the ceremonial first dig as this specialty center is for them.

Pictures and video of the event can be found on DMC's Flickr page, speciafically the DMC Vanguard Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Groundbreaking Ceremony set. 

And please make sure to follow the DMC Social Media Team for construction coverage and updates of the new DMC Children's Hospital Speciality Center.


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