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Posted on Sun, Dec 2, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

By the numbers: 1st anniversary of Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan

By Amy Biolchini


Leukemia patient Josh McCarthy roams the hallways of the pediatric cancer unit named after Coach Lloyd Carr on the 7th floor as he hunts for imaginary zombies with a nurse. Josh stays at the hospital for weeks at a time for chemotherapy treatments, and his family often stays with him in his private room at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

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The University of Michigan Health System's C.S. Mott and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital turns one year old Tuesday.

Here's a look at how the hospital has been able to expand its care for women and children.

26,000: The number of pediatric patients the hospital projects it will treat in its pediatric emergency department through the end of 2012, an increase of 10 percent from the previous year in University Hospital.

5.3: The average number of days a patient stays in the new hospital, based on December 2011 to October 2012, an increase of 1.7 percent from the previous year in the old hospital.

3,662: The number of babies born in the new hospital from December 2011 to October 2012, up 7 percent from the number of births in the old building from December 2010 to October 2011. The hospital is on track to hit its goal of 4,500 births this year.

78: The number of unused beds in the new hospital, which currently has 270 beds in use. The old Mott hospital had 213 beds.

32: The number of new physicians hired for nine different pediatric specialties.

483: The number of full-time equivalent positions other than physicians hired to staff the new hospital, including 288 nurses, 70 emergency department staff, 50 operating room staff, 45 radiology staff and 30 respiratory care staff.

12,593: The number of inpatient discharges from the new hospital from December 2011 to October 2012, up 5.2 percent from the previous year in the old hospital.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter.