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  • Who should I contact if I have questions regarding site work?

    For additional information regarding the McLaren Northern Michigan building and renovation project place call (800) 248-6777.

  • How can I receive updates on construction activities?

    We encourage you to sign-up for our 10-Day Look Ahead email notices. These Friday updates include the project’s anticipated activities for the upcoming 10 days so that you can plan accordingly.

  • What is being done to mitigate any impacts from the construction activities?

    The building project work is being permitted by the City of Petoskey and will be in compliance with all requirements established by the Petoskey Municipal Code as well as the Emmet County and State of Michigan. All construction activities, hours of operation, and truck hauling routes are being coordinated carefully to reduce impact to project neighbors and the health care of our patients.

  • What are the general hours of construction?

    Regular construction hours will be between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday. Weekend, night, and holiday work by special permission only. All construction related equipment and materials must be transported on roadways designated as truck routes by the City of Petoskey.

  • Will the current hospital remain open during the rebuilding and expansion?

    Yes. In order to ensure that our community’s health care needs are being met, McLaren Northern Michigan hospital will remain open and fully operational during construction.

  • When will the project be completed?

    The last stages of the project, the renovation of the existing McLaren Northern Michigan hospital is expected to be completed in 2023, respectively.

  • What is the McLaren Northern Michigan Building and Renovation Project?

    The McLaren Northern Michigan Building and Renovation Project includes the transformation and modernizing facilities that are the foundation of our community and regions healthcare services. The primary community benefit of the project is providing a safe, modern hospital with adequate capacity for patient care.

  • What are the different ways hysterectomy can be performed?

    A hysterectomy can be done in different ways: through the vagina, through the abdomen, or with laparoscopy. The choice will depend on why you are having the surgery and other factors. Sometimes, the decision is made after the surgery begins and the surgeon is able to see whether other problems are present.

  • What other organs besides the cervix and uterus may be removed during a total hysterectomy?

    One or both of your ovaries and fallopian tubes may be removed if they are abnormal (for example, they are affected by endometriosis). Your surgeon may not know whether the ovaries and fallopian tubes will be removed until the time of surgery. Women at risk of ovarian cancer or breast cancer can choose to have both ovaries removed even if these organs are healthy in order to reduce their risk of cancer.

  • What structures are removed when having a hysterectomy?

    • Total hysterectomy—the entire uterus, including the cervix, is removed.
    • Supracervical (also called subtotal or partial) hysterectomy—the upper part of the uterus is removed, but the cervix is left in place. This type of hysterectomy can only be performed laparoscopically or abdominally.
    • Radical hysterectomy—this is a total hysterectomy that also includes removal of structures around the uterus. It may be recommended if cancer is diagnosed or suspected.