Michigan Energy Made It: Powering Our Healthcare
In a life or death situation, the role of Michigan power cannot be understated. We may not be able to see it, yet it’s there—and it’s transforming the way our nurses, doctors, hospitals, medical technology, and our entire healthcare system treat patients. As part of our Michigan Energy Made It series, we’re taking a look at how local energy supports innovations in healthcare and other medical devices that are helping save lives.
Quality Care at Every Stage of Life
The sheer scope of our medical needs is enough for one to quickly grasp why smart energy policies are important for lengthening and improving the quality of our lives.
- With sophisticated ultrasound imaging, our healthcare now begins before birth. Access to reliable, affordable energy that powers technological innovations in prenatal care helps ensure Michigan’s next generation are born healthier than ever.
- Throughout our lives, power plays a part in preventative care. Michigan energy powers numerous types of screening equipment, such as x-rays, CAT scans, and other types of radiographic and imaging machines, helping doctors diagnose and treat maladies early.
- For Michiganders with disabilities, Michigan energy helps power electronic aids that help make life a little easier—such as stair lifts, mobility scooters, and even technological innovations that “help the deaf and blind communicate.”
- Michigan energy is also needed to monitor our condition during hospitalizations, stabilize us during surgeries, and power life support when critical situations occur. Everyone needs quality healthcare at some point in their lives—and in hospitals and clinics statewide, Michigan energy helps make that possible.
Overall, Michigan energy powers a wide variety of complex medical devices that deliver important information and discoveries to help doctors and nurses treat more patients effectively and efficiently.
Local power also illuminates the hospitals and clinics where this life-saving work is done day in and day out.
Economic and Social Impact
The impact of healthcare on Michigan’s economy is tremendous—and Michigan energy’s role in powering this sector of our economy is undeniable.
From detecting a baby’s first heartbeat to powering the life-saving machines and monitors used in hospice care, Michigan energy is helping to improve the quality of patient care in all of our lives—yet another reason we need smart energy policies in place to preserve access, reliability, and fairness
for all Michiganders.