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New hospital to replace Mott

5. May 2005 • Matt Hollerbach
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From the Michigan Daily article:

University President Mary Sue Coleman opened the April regents’ meeting by addressing the increasingly outdated facilities at Mott, which opened in 1969.

“The Mott facilities are 35 years old and virtually the whole world of pediatric medicine has changed during that time,” Coleman said. “The Mott team has coped with insufficient and outdated spaces as patient demand has skyrocketed.”

Funding for the hospital is expected to come from private donations, multiple fundraising efforts and hospital reserves. UHS has already raised roughly $35 million for the new building, with $25 million coming through a grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation, based in Flint, and $4 million through a grant from the Carls Foundation. The “M GO BLUE for Mott” wristbands have also raised $500,000 in sales to go toward the project. Even professional and Michigan hockey players played each other twice to raise $60,000 for the new hospital.