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Health system completes $24M project

August 17, 2016
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Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center Grand Rapids
The Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center in southeast Grand Rapids serves about 700 patients a year. Courtesy Spectrum Health

A health system has completed a $24.5-million expansion and renovation project at its rehabilitation and nursing facility in town.

Spectrum Health held a ceremonial opening last week at its Rehab and Nursing Center in Grand Rapids, at 4118 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, to celebrate the project’s completion.

The two story, 122,600-square-foot addition broke ground last summer, adjacent to the existing one-story building, which was constructed in 1964.

Patients are scheduled to move into the new building this month.

Rehab and nursing care

The addition offers short-term rehabilitation services on the first floor and long-term care on the second floor.

The first floor has 77 beds, most in private rooms, and the second floor has 88 beds, with the majority being in enhanced semi-private suites and some private rooms.

Each floor is divided into four “households” with separate living areas. A large room on each floor will be used for meals and recreational activities.

The project also included fully equipped rehab gyms, private treatment rooms and a low-stimulation area for patients with neurological conditions. There is also a low-stimulation dining area.

Several services are offered at the new facility: neuro rehabilitation; general rehabilitation; short- and long-term nursing care; long-term care for aging adults; and art and music therapy.

Chad Tuttle, president of Spectrum Health Continuing Care, said the facility features “the latest in innovative design concepts” to create an “environment of healing” for rehab patients, while providing a “home-like environment” for long-term residents.

Christina Freese-Decker, president of Spectrum Health Hospital Group, added that Spectrum’s integrated health system is able to provide the” full continuum of care to patients and their families.”

Specialized accreditation

The Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center serves about 700 patients each year and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for brain injury and stroke.

It is one of five Medicare certified sub-acute programs in the nation accredited in brain injury and stroke.

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