New Henry Ford Allegiance President, CEO Paula Autry cuts the ribbon on the new medical center at Michigan International Speedway. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV.
By Jeff Steers
Henry Ford Health System will be providing urgent care in the new infield care center at Michigan International Speedway.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sunday prior to the Consumers Energy 400 at MIS.
The care center, located in turn 4, will be open 24 hours a day on race weekend. Any fan can use the care center for a medical condition during their stay at the track on race week.
“We are proud to partner with Michigan International Speedway. Not only is MIS considered one of the premier racing facilities in the United States, it is a positive presence in our community,” said Georgia Fojtasek, President and CEO, Henry Ford Allegiance Health.
She made the comments earlier in the year before retiring with Henry Ford Allegiance.
The 3,854 square foot Henry Ford Health System Infield Care Center will be open 24 hours a day during both race weekends for any guest who needs medical attention. It will house 10 beds and a waiting room for the patient’s friends or families. In addition, there will be a covered ambulance bay and new helipad.
Medical Director Dr. John Maino said the facility is split between beds for the drivers and race fans or other personnel associated with the race.
Michigan International Speedway continues to showcase the benefits of partnering with local companies to enhance the experience for the guests, according to MIS President Rick Brenner.