Spectrum First To Open Near M6
The Spectrum Health West Pavilion opens today at
"The Spectrum Health West Pavilion was designed to meet several outpatient needs," stated Senior Vice President Marc Chircop. "The facility consolidates numerous services and will enable patients to access health care close to home in a convenient location."
Construction was performed by The Christman
Chircop said demand for Spectrum Health's services had outgrown the former strip mall it occupied on Canal Avenue SW. "We looked at that site and decided, because of growth in that part of the city, we needed to expand, but we were unable to expand on that site," Chircop said.
The Canal site was closed, as were several other stand-alone services in
The West Pavilion will bring additional services, such as CT scans, MRI and ultrasound, as well as expanded services, such as a Spectrum Urgent Care center twice the size of the old location. Chircop said the Urgent Care center alone has seen patient volumes increase by 5 percent to 6 percent annually in recent years, to about 29,000 per year.
"The reason for doubling the size is just the volume that continues to grow," he said.
Population growth in the area is drawing not just Spectrum Health, but also Saint Mary's Health Care and
"For our business, accessibility for patients, convenience, plenty of parking — that's what the M-6 site offers," Chircop said. "The southwest part of the city, the population is just growing out there very rapidly. That makes it a desirable market for us as well as other health care providers. Competition is a good thing."