Metro Health CEO Mike Faas won't take no for an answer. The result? A unique, $165 million health care village — a product of his observations of hospitals across the country that are surrounded by doctors' offices and other medical services, retail stores, restaurants and even housing.
Michael Faas dons a white hard hat while touring the $165 million Metro Health Hospital under construction in Wyoming, a suburb southwest of Grand Rapids with a population of 70,122. President of the hospital, Faas chats easily with electricians, plumbers and carpenters, as open ceilings snaked with PVC pipes, copper tubes and power lines tower above their heads. Faas leaves the site with a little drywall dust clinging to the elbow of his houndstooth-check sport coat.