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Spectrum Health Announces $151 Million Investment in West Michigan Patient Care Locations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 13, 2022 – Spectrum Health today announced new building projects that will benefit patients in several West Michigan locations with more convenient access to primary and specialty care close to home. The projects focus on expanding outpatient services and represent an investment of $151 million in West Michigan patient care locations.

“Providing our communities with care that is high-quality and convenient, particularly for outpatient services, is essential to helping people live healthier lives,” said Tina Freese Decker, President & CEO, Spectrum Health. “We are committed to making investments that increase access to affordable health care.”

  • Medical Center – New Ambulatory Care Building – This new 11-story 240,000 square foot building in downtown Grand Rapids will allow Spectrum Health to continue advancing education, research and clinical excellence in one location on the Medical Mile. It will bring together several outpatient services, including primary and specialty care, such as our heart and vascular and neurosciences clinics as well as residency clinics. The facility also will include a simulation center to train and educate physicians by utilizing applied experiential learning and hands-on innovative technology to improve patient safety and outcomes. (Opening Spring 2024)
  • Lakeview Rural Health Clinic – A new Rural Health Clinic will bring together much-needed outpatient care for the Lakeview community and surrounding area in a convenient location. The 15,800 square foot building will relocate the Lakeview Family Medicine practice, outpatient rehabilitation and walk-in clinic from their current locations and provide space for specialty care services. (Opening Spring 2023)
  • Big Rapids Primary Care Building – The new 33,000 square foot building will house the Big Rapids Family Medicine clinic, the first Spectrum Health Urgent Care in the area, outpatient rehabilitation, occupational health and other ancillary services, which are currently located in the hospital. (Opening Spring 2023)

“We have listened to our community in prioritizing these building projects to improve access to exceptional care. We thank the physicians and community members who have helped develop these plans,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, president, Spectrum Health West Michigan.

 

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Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system that provides care and coverage, comprising 31,000+ team members, 14 hospitals (including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital), a robust network of care facilities, teams of nationally recognized doctors and providers, and the nation’s third-largest provider-sponsored health plan, Priority Health, currently serving over 1 million members across the state of Michigan. People are at the heart of everything we do. Locally governed and headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are focused on our mission: to improve health, inspire hope and save lives. Spectrum Health has a legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Through experience, innovation and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness.

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