McLaren Health Care to build $450m replacement hospital in Michigan


McLaren Health Care Corporation has unveiled its plans to build a $450m replacement hospital in south Lansing, Michigan and expand its partnership with Michigan State University (MSU).

The replacement hospital will combine the services at McLaren Greater Lansing hospital and Lansing-based McLaren Orthopaedic Hospital into one facility.

The new facility will be a nine-level building and have 18 operating rooms, 240 beds, an ambulatory care centre and a cancer centre, besides facilities to support healthcare delivery, educational opportunities and medical research.

Work on the new hospital will begin in spring and is expected to be completed by 2021. An estimated 2,500 jobs will be created to construct the health care campus, and another 80 employees will be hired when the new hospital opens.

The new health care campus will be developed on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park, located between Collins Road and US 127.

McLaren’s biggest medical partnership is with Michigan State. The 12-hospital health system has 35 clinical trials with MSU and 425 residents and Fellows at its hospitals State-wide from MSU.

In addition to ongoing clinical research and teaching programmes, MSU and McLaren will collaborate on initiatives such as access to data to accelerate clinical research efforts, recruitment of staff to MSU, clinical trials through MSU’s Institutional Review Board, and multiple clinical service lines.

McLaren also plans to construct a new outpatient facility with medical office building and a freestanding Karmanos outpatient cancer centre.

McLaren hired Kramer Management Group for owner’s services and preconstruction programming and planning is being provided by Barton Malow/Christman Joint Venture and CallisonRTKL.

McLaren plans to finance the project with cash, reserves, philanthropy and tax-exempt bond financing.

The McLaren system includes 12 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres, imaging centres, a 450-member employed primary care physician network, home health and hospice providers, retail medical equipment showrooms, pharmacy services, and a wholly-owned medical malpractice insurance company.

McLaren’s two Lansing hospitals joined the system in 1997 after the merger of Lansing General Hospital and Ingham Medical Centre formed Michigan Capital Healthcare in 1992. The two-campus hospital included 483 beds and 49 sub-acute care beds.

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