Spectrum Health West Michigan

BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan Breaks Ground on Downtown Grand Rapids Outpatient Center

New facility for primary and advanced specialty care, medical education and simulation and team member wellness

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 20, 2022 – BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan breaks ground today on a 12-story, 240,000-square-foot building located across the street from Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.

The new building will bring together several outpatient services, including primary care and specialty services which include heart and vascular and neurosciences clinics, West Michigan’s only heart and lung transplant center and residency clinics. The facility also will include a simulation center to train and educate physicians and other caregivers through applied experiential learning and hands on-innovative technology. It will also include several services to support physician and team member wellness.

This new outpatient center is located at the former site of the Cook Institute.

“Today we proudly celebrate the next evolution of Peter and Pat Cook’s vision to create a place dedicated to ‘helping healers heal,’” said Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, BHSH System. “This new center paves the way to advancing medicine for the communities we serve and further solidifies the Grand Rapids Medical Mile as a destination for extraordinary care.”

“With a simulation center and educational resources for physicians and other caregivers, along with specialty care and an emphasis on physician and team member well-being, this facility will help us care for current patient needs and prepare for the future,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, president, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan. “We thank everyone who helped make this project a reality.”

The downtown outpatient center is part of the $151 million investment in patient care locations announced earlier this year. Other clinical facilities are under construction in Lakeview and Big Rapids. These facilities demonstrate BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan’s commitment to making care accessible and convenient.

The new outpatient center will be located at 251 Michigan St. NE, Grand Rapids and will open in late 2024.


About BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan
People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.

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