Constructing A Medical Future

December 31, 2007
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As 2007 draws to a close, construction continues on nearly 600,000 square feet of hospital-related projects in the Grand Rapids area. Above is a bird’s-eye view of Spectrum Health’s $78 million Lemmen Holton Cancer Pavilion along the north side of Michigan Street is slated to open in 2008. The building will include radiation treatment rooms, chemotherapy, medical oncology, doctors’ offices, a library for patients, a genetic evaluation clinic and research laboratories. The 200,000-square-foot building will feature a multi-level garden. Top right, Metro Health Hospital will lease space for cancer services in this 12,000-square-foot building under construction near its new facility at the Metro Health Village development in Wyoming. The hospital’s chemotherapy services will move there. Metro also plans to offer radiation treatment and doctors’ office in the building, a project jointly undertaken with Cancer and Hematology Centers of West Michigan. The hospital plans to spend about $8 million. Middle right, these beams will support Spectrum Health’s $250 million Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, expected to open in 2010. With 14 stories and 440,000 square feet, the hospital will have two stories underground at its sloping location at Michigan Street and Bostwick Avenue. Below right, at Saint Mary’s Health Care, the $60 million, 145,000-square-foot Hauenstein Center is expected to be completed in summer 2008. In addition to services for neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, epilepsy and spine disorders, the Hauenstein Center will host a new emergency department with 45 private rooms; a new critical care unit with 32 private rooms; a parking structure with 400-plus spaces; and a rooftop landing pad for the AeroMed helicopter.

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