- people on the move
Centre for Plastic Surgery moving to new facility in southeast Grand Rapids
One of the larger cosmetic and plastic surgery practices in West Michigan, the Centre for Plastic Surgery on Michigan Street in downtown Grand Rapids, has announced plans to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility in southeast Grand Rapids.
The build-out of the Centre’s new 11,500-square-foot surgical center at the Heritage Pointe office building at 2060 East Paris has started, and the practice anticipates moving in June.
The Centre, which has been in its current location for 25 years, will celebrate its 30th year of service in 2013, and is still growing.
“We have seen a steady increase in new patients in recent years, and we’ve also acquired leading-edge technologies, so we felt the time was right to enhance our offerings” said Dr. Benjamin Rechner, one of the three physician partners.
Part of the technology he was referring to is the TouchMD portal, for patient consultations.
“The patient and physician will create notes together during the consult, but then the patient can also log into their account from home and view drawings, notes and other information that was talked about during their consult. It is a very innovative approach to patient consultations,” said Carol Fewless, practice administrator.
First Companies, which owns and manages the building on the southeast corner of East Paris and Burton, is doing the build out. Cox Medendorp Olson is the architect.
Another of the partners, Dr. Douglas Leppink, said their patients now want services in “a more aesthetically-pleasing, private and comfortable environment. Our new expanded location will allow us to provide an experience more suitable to our team’s expectations, as well as those we serve.”
“The Centre for Plastic Surgery is one of only a few cosmetic surgery providers in the region to offer a full-service surgery center, so all of our cosmetic surgeries are done in our office, not the hospitals,” said senior partner Dr. Scott Brundage. “Our current location’s proximity to hospitals isn’t as important as it used to be.”
The floor plan of the Centre for Plastic Surgery’s new home will provide more treatment rooms, recovery rooms, office space and even a private entrance for patients who want that amenity.
“The increased desire for non-surgical solutions has allowed us to expand this area of the business over the years,” said Fewless, so the practice continues to add new equipment and services to the skin care and injectable processes and has needed to increase the space for it.
As a result of the move, the practice expects to add to the staff of 25, both in administrative and clinical areas.