Continuing Care

Corewell Health™ Cuts Ribbon on Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Facility

Focus of the facility is provide to short term, goal-oriented rehabilitation with the purpose of returning home

December 7, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 7, 2022 – Corewell Health, formerly Spectrum Health, today is cutting the ribbon on an 82,000 square foot, 80-bed, 15-acre, sub-acute rehabilitation (SAR) facility at 1001 Leffingwell Ave NE in Grand Rapids.

Corewell Health-Rehab and Nursing Center Leffingwell will provide short term, goal-oriented rehabilitation to individuals after surgery, serious injury or illness. Subacute rehabilitation is time limited with the purpose of improving function and discharging the patient home. Recovery will be enhanced by a natural setting with wetlands that provide comfortable, appealing and healing spaces. Occupancy of the SAR facility is expected to begin in early 2023.

“The new sub-acute rehabilitation facility is specifically designed for the needs of our patients and is set in an environment designed to promote peaceful recovery,” said Chad Tuttle, senior vice president, hospital operations and post-acute care, Corewell Health West. “Well-designed, smaller facilities provide us with a modern environment for both rehabilitation and long-term care.”

The facility will be complemented by a 125-bed facility primarily focused on long-term care which is scheduled to open in 2024. Corewell Health broke ground in August on nine acres at the corner of Fuller and Cedar Streets in Grand Rapids. The combination of these facilities enables Corewell Health to offer the community a full continuum of rehab and nursing care in spacious, state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed for that care.

Upon completion of both facilities, care will be fully transitioned from Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center – Fuller Avenue, an award-winning facility that recently was named to Newsweek’s Best Nursing Homes of 2023 in Michigan.

As part of Corewell Health’s goal to make its facilities carbon neutral by 2040, Corewell Health West and CMS Energy are partnering to develop a 2.35-acre solar array on the Leffingwell property that will help power the SAR facility.

Special features of the SAR facility:


  • Over 5,000 square feet space designed for patients to regain independence
  • State of the art fitness and rehabilitation equipment
  • Open space within gym for patients and visitors to connect
  • Daily living space with full kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom to practice home-like living activities

Private Dining Area

  • Dining option that gets patients out of their rooms and promotes socialization
  • Available to reserve for social and family gatherings


  • Three spacious courtyards on the property
  • Benches and tables offer a beautiful, serene place to visit
  • Walking paths allow patients to move freely in a secured area

Hair Salon

  • Private, full-service salon encourages patients to maintain self-care routine, building self-esteem and mental health
  • Services include shampoo, styling, cuts, color, shaving and nail treatments
  • Onsite licensed beautician with appointments three days a week

Private Patient Rooms

  • 55’’ televisions
  • Private bathroom with handicap accessible shower
  • Comfortable seating for personal or family use
  • Windows with beautiful nature views in all rooms

Activity Room 

  • Large, multi-purpose room with natural lighting
  • Stocked with books, games and activities to encourage mental stimulation and well-being.
  • Comfortable seating to encourage gathering and social interactions

For more information, call 616.486.3042 or visit the website at:

About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit or

Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
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