Author: Sarah Barbier
“Together, MSU Health Care and McLaren will combine the latest imaging technology with the clinical and research expertise of talented providers, technologists and researchers. We will deliver faster and more accurate diagnosis, shorter wait times and research, to meet the growing need in our community.”
The new McLaren Healthcare Campus which will open in spring 2022 is already expanding with the addition of another medical services building, officials announced at a groundbreaking event today. The new 60,200 square foot building will be developed by Lansing-based Gillespie Group.
“In developing the new health care campus for Greater Lansing, we maintained a focus on adding new ways for patients to access care and strengthening the partnership between McLaren and MSU Health Care,” said said Kirk Ray, president and CEO of McLaren Greater Lansing. “The new facility will launch an innovative model of diagnostic imaging care between McLaren and MSU Health Care and facilitate patient access to radiology exams.”
The development of the facility will employ 100 to 150 construction workers. Lansing-based Christman Corporation is the prime contractor for the development. Construction is expected to take 16 months with an expected completion date of summer 2023.
“We are not just developing a typical medical office building. This building will be a destination for ambulatory care to meet the needs of residents in this region and beyond,” said Pat Gillespie, President, Gillespie Group. “It is inspiring to know that this development will impact our community and our health for generations to come.”
The largest component of the facility will be a new Ambulatory Imaging Center which is a joint venture between McLaren and MSU Health Care to improve access to advanced low-dose digital diagnostic technology. The center includes a full suite of imaging capabilities with brand new equipment in over 20,000 square feet of space. The four innovative large-diameter MRI systems will feature new Siemens technology to enable faster scan times. Additional services include a new digital PET/CT scanner and CT scanners offering faster scan times and lower isotope doses. This center is focused on patient comfort and convenience, including on-site parking and evening and weekend hours. McLaren and MSU Health Care are also working to expand training programs for the next generation of physicians and diagnostic imaging departments.
“This project is the result of many years of collaboration,” said Seth Ciabotti, CEO of MSU Health Care. “Together, MSU Health Care and McLaren will combine the latest imaging technology with the clinical and research expertise of talented providers, technologists and researchers. We will deliver faster and more accurate diagnosis, shorter wait times and research to meet the growing needs of our community.
When McLaren announced the new healthcare campus and expanded partnerships with Michigan State University in 2017, it was the start of the redesign of University Health Park (formerly known as University Corporate Research Park), which makes part of the MSU Innovation Network.
“We are excited to see additional facilities being developed to support University Health Park’s mission,” said David Washburn, executive director of the Michigan State University Foundation. “This land and surrounding area anchored by McLaren will become a premier destination for medical research and education and be a beacon for medical innovation.”
The building will be owned by Pat Gillespie, Tom and Lupe Izzo and Steve Wickens.
More information about the project can be found at mclaren.org/lansing.