New $600 million McLaren health care campus takes first patients
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The first patients began receiving treatment Monday on McLaren’s new health care campus. The event was marked by a ribbon cutting attended by leaders from McLaren, Michigan State University (MSU), Karmanos Cancer Institute, MSU Health Care, clinicians, support staff, construction workers, and elected officials.
The new campus was built at a price of around $600 million.
“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in McLaren and Michigan State University’s history of collaborating on caring for the communities we serve, advancing medical research, and training the next generation of caregivers to serve our patients in mid-Michigan and beyond,” said Phil Incarnati, President and CEO of the McLaren Health Care system. “The possibilities of a greater partnership between McLaren and MSU combined with a common vision for healthy communities led to the creation of this new, next-generation health care campus.”
Coming in at nearly 900,000 square feet of new inpatient and ambulatory care space, it is the largest capital project in McLaren’s history.
“Community partnerships are the basis of MSU’s medical education and outreach across the state of Michigan, and it is wonderful to have these new facilities and our partners at McLaren Health Care in such close proximity to MSU,” MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., said. “The new McLaren campus will expand services and help improve health care outcomes for residents across our entire region.”
It won’t all open at once. The new health care campus is planned to open in stages over the coming weeks and months.
The seven-story, 240-bed hospital and Level 3 trauma center with certified primary stroke center designation is located at 2900 Collins Road in Lansing and opens on March 6. Ahead of the hospital opening, the first patients at the new multi-specialty outpatient care center and Karmanos Cancer Institute received treatment Monday.
The $600 million price tag on the health care campus is being held up as a benefit to the area in and of itself. According to McLaren representatives, an estimated 2,500 construction jobs were created in the development of the health care campus.
“This investment in Lansing and the development it will spur is truly transformational for our city, especially south Lansing, and the entire region,” said Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing. “I am excited that our residents will continue to have access to world-class health care in this incredible new facility and look forward to the future growth of the campus here.”
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