Facts and Figures about the New C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan Health System is nationally recognized for excellence in clinical services, research and education. As one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, our new state-of-the-art facility enables us to fulfill our continued commitment to providing newborns, children and pregnant women with the best health care possible. 

The new hospital, by the numbers:

  • 12-story inpatient wing and a 9-story outpatient wing
  • 1.1 million square feet
  • 348 beds, including 50 private maternity rooms and 46 private NICU rooms.
  • 16 operating rooms and 2 interventional radiology rooms


Better facilities for our patients and families

  • Each of the inpatient rooms in the new hospital is an approximately 300 square foot private room with a sleep space for a parent and a large window with a beautiful view.
  • The new hospital features a breathtaking two-story lobby offering entertainment and other activities, opening into an outdoor garden park and reflection area.
  • In addition to the Ronald McDonald House located around the corner from the hospital, families are also able to utilize a new in-hospital Ronald McDonald House offering 12 rooms with private baths for families needing short-term lodging to be near critically ill children.
  • The new facility has its own dining area with food available for both in-hospital dining as well as take-out for families and visitors to take home on busy days.
  • Families can take advantage of a peaceful meditation space, gift shop, family workout room and an indoor playground!
  • Families and visitors will also find Welcome Assistants stationed just off the elevator on every floor to help visitors find their way to clinics and patient rooms.


Integrated care – better than ever before!

Our new hospital is located on the University of Michigan Health System campus with a convenient walkway connecting physicians and visitors to the rest of the UMHS hospital facilities. The Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital birth center is located within the children’s hospital, providing seamless care for mother and baby with a high risk pregnancy team, newborn intensive care team and pediatric subspecialists on site around the clock. Our 9-story outpatient clinic tower is connected to the 12-story inpatient tower, so patients and their families have easy access to their visits and appointments through the same convenient elevator bank.

State-of-the-art clinical facilities

Our new pediatric emergency department and urgent care center includes its own private entrance and kid-friendly waiting area, 31 exam rooms and observation bays, hazmat capabilities, staffing by pediatric subspecialists 24/7 and a dedicated Mott helipad providing direct, uninterrupted access for transport patients. The facility also features three all-private-room intensive care units: a newborn intensive care unit (NICU), a child and adolescent intensive care unit (PICU), and a dedicated cardiac intensive care unit (PCTU). Additional features include a state-of-the-art operating room suite featuring intra-operative MRI capabilities, blood and marrow transplant (BMT) suite with on-site infusion pharmacy, an entire floor for the Michigan Congenital Heart Center, and many more unique clinical features.

Other Fun Facts

How big is the building and what is going into it?

The $754 million facility is 1.1 million gross square feet and was the largest construction project in the state of Michigan at the time it was being built.

  • 855,000 square feet for inpatient space:
    • 348 pediatric inpatient beds
    • 50 maternity rooms
    • 16 operating rooms (OR's), including robotic surgery capabilities and an intraoperative MRI OR, in addition to 4 procedure rooms
    • 46 private NICU rooms
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and a Pediatric Cardio-Thoracic Unit
    • clinical and outpatient services of the Michigan Congenital Heart Center
  • 245,000 square feet for outpatient clinics and offices
  • Comprehensive pediatric emergency department with rooftop helipad

The new facilities feature:

  • 10,500 tons of steel
  • 4.4 million feet of wire for electrical, communications and safety/security equipment
  • Over 4,000 directional and room signs
  • 9 stairwells and 3,501 steps
  • 1.3 million sheets of drywall
  • 62,400,000 nails to install drywall
  • 93% of material recycled from the site of the new buildings
  • 600 full-time employees on site each day