Find High-Level Health Care in Muskegon, MI

New 10-story facility opens to better serve Muskegon Lakeshore residents.

By
Rebecca Treon
On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 13:53
Muskegon Lakeshore, MI

Years in the making, the newly opened 10-story Mercy Health Muskegon Medical Center gives residents of the Muskegon Lakeshore region high-quality treatment options in private inpatient rooms, access to the latest technologies and unparalleled efficiencies.

“We opened in phases, renovating our former hospital on the same campus,” says Gary Allore, president of Mercy Health Muskegon. “We did a lot of design work with our community, our physicians and our nurses starting from scratch to see what they thought was the best and most efficient way to provide care.”

Muskegon Lakeshore, MI
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Consolidating Care in Muskegon

Behind the decision to build the new medical center was the Muskegon Lakeshore community’s need to consolidate care into one location. Previously, there were three hospitals in Muskegon, MI, which required both patients and medical staff to travel between them.

Now, any stage of treatment is accessible in one place. Plus, the new hospital has state-of-the-art private rooms, an upgrade from its previous semiprivate setting.

“Historically, for a small community, we have a high level of care and high level of acuity,” Allore says. “We’ve always been known for our heart and vascular programs; we have great cardiologists and cardiac surgeons using the latest technology. We have a state-of-the-art neurosurgery program and a strong orthopedic and spine practice, as well.”

The hospital performs over 400 open-heart surgeries a year, and in the new hospital, the smallest operating room is bigger than the largest operating room in the former hospital.

Additionally, the new surgical department features all the latest technology and a hybrid surgical suite that allows for more advanced surgical procedures. A 74-bed universal care unit offers space with flexible use, including pre- and post-op needs.

Coming soon: A Conference Center and Healing Garden

And there is more to come – The Roger W. Spoelman Conference & Learning Center and the Healing Garden are on track to be completed in 2021. The center will have the capacity to host one larger conference or up to five smaller health-related learning events, and the Healing Garden will provide a quiet and peaceful place for reflection or meditation.

Located adjacent to the hospital’s chapel, it will be a place for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy during times of stress.

Want to learn more about Muskegon Lakeshore? Check out the newest edition of Livability Muskegon Lakeshore, Michigan.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rebecca Treon is a Denver-based freelance food, travel, and lifestyles writer who has worked on the editorial staff at 5280, DiningOut