Obstetrical and Newborn Service
Moving Into Our Next
In January, after months of planning and
deliberation, Sinai Hospital submitted an
application for Certificate of Need to the
Department of Public Health (MDPH) for
the modernization and renovation of the
obstetrical and newborn service. The
proposed project calls for no new beds,
although space for the existing service
would be expanded and new personnel to
support the "birthing" program would be
required at some point in time. The project
application was reviewed locally by the
Comprehensive Health Planning Council of
Southeast Michigan during March and
received a positive recommendation. It was
then reviewed and approved by the MDPH
The program that will be implemented at
Sinai Hospital for obstetrical and infant care,
facilitated by this renovation project, has
several components including:
Planning for the future of Sinai Hospital at
its present location in northwest Detroit
(with the intent to expand its outreach
capabilities for the benefit of community
members who have emigrated to the
suburbs) has already begun.
This year has been a time of change and
review in the Administrative area in order to
maintain and improve the health care
already provided by Sinai Hospital.
A blue-ribbon committee of the Board of
Trustees has been reviewing the corporate
By-Laws as well as the structure of its
various committees to continue to make
them relevant for future needs.
As the Hospital moves into its next quarter
century of service, the Board of Trustees
and the Administration is pleased to
announce that two major modernization
projects have begun this year.
The renovation of the Sinai Hospital
Emergency Room began this fall and this
summer the Michigan Department of Public
Health granted Sinai Hospital a Certificate
of Need for its Obstetrical and Newborn
Service Renovation Project.
- Services and facilities for high risk
mothers and infants.
Family-centered maternal and infant care
including a Birthing Room, which is a
private room located within the Labor
and Delivery Suite.
- "Rooming-In" option where mothers are
given the opportunity to have the
newborn remain with them in their rooms
during their hospital stay.
Emergency Room Renovation
The project is expected to be completed in
about 18 months. It is being partially funded
through a $500,000 grant from the United
The reconstruction plan will more than
double the existing size of our Emergency
Room — all for the benefit of our patients
and community members. The new space
will include a Critical Care Room and a
Holding Area. There will also be separate
critical care holding areas, as well as trauma
and resuscitation stations, an enlarged
waiting room and additional office and
Supplement to the Jewish News
Medical Endowment Fund
Sinai Hospital has launched a $20 million
Medical Endowment Fund campaign under
the auspices of the United Jewish Charities.
The goal of $20 million was brought a long
step toward realization by the
unprecedented gift of $1 million from
Harold and Goldie Soble and the promise
of many other contributions from trustees
and friends of the hospital.