vanguard http://michiganradio.org en DMC breaks ground on heart hospital http://michiganradio.org/post/dmc-breaks-ground-heart-hospital <p>The Detroit Medical Center has broken ground on a&nbsp;$78 million dollar heart hospital.</p><p>It&rsquo;s part of a broader expansion plan announced when Vanguard Health System purchased the DMC last year.</p><p>Theodore Schreiber&nbsp;is president of the Cardiovascular Institute, which will run the hospital. He says financing the facility would have been &ldquo;inconceivable&rdquo; without the DMC&rsquo;s acquisition by for-profit Vanguard.</p><p>&quot;Nationally as a whole, non-profit hospital institutions have tremendous difficulty obtaining capital, let alone the flagship institution in center city Detroit at the heart of the economic crisis,&quot; he said.</p><p>Schreiber says the hospital will be the only facility of its kind in Michigan,&nbsp;with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of&nbsp;heart disease.</p><p>It&rsquo;s expected to be completed in early 2014. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:05:42 +0000 Sarah Hulett 5827 at http://michiganradio.org DMC breaks ground on heart hospital