Massive expansion project delivers advanced health services to region.
One of the largest construction projects in Muskegon County, the $291 million Trinity Health Muskegon consolidation and expansion project, has delivered the latest in medical care to the Muskegon Lakeshore community in one location.
“For the first time, all of our medical specialists are on one campus, allowing them to more easily collaborate on complex cases and patient care,” says Dr. Justin Grill, chief medical officer. “This new facility helps us attract and retain the best physicians and specialists in our community.”
Expanding Health Care
Built in phases starting in 2018, the endeavor includes 360,000 square feet of renovations in the existing hospital and the construction of an attached, 10-story, 382,000-square-foot south tower.
The new tower will house 331 licensed care beds. Muskegon Lakeshore residents will find patient-centered treatment combined with modern, technological innovation, such as the Level II Fazakerley Family Emergency & Trauma Center, which has 54 exam rooms, and the Thill Family Heart & Vascular Center (the hospital performs more than 400 open-heart surgeries annually).
The surgery area, which includes 20 operating rooms, is directly connected to the emergency department, with a designated elevator ensuring quick transport of patients when time is of the essence. The upper levels are home to a mother and baby unit, immediate care, intensive care and four floors for medical-surgical patients.
Private Patient Rooms
“A significant feature of the new medical center is private patient rooms, designed with patient comfort and safety in mind. These comfortable rooms have enough space for the patient, the medical staff, the family and state-of-the-art technology to come to the bedside and windows that let in plenty of natural light,” Grill says.
Slated for completion in 2022 is the Roger W. Spoelman Conference & Learning Center and the Healing Garden, which will provide a quiet respite. The center will have the capacity to host one larger conference or up to five smaller health-related learning events.
The Military and Veteran Health Program is another dynamic service offered by Trinity Health Muskegon, with providers specially trained to treat key illnesses and injuries experienced by the military community.
No Appointment Needed
When the hospital consolidated services, the vacated former 30,000-square-foot emergency department located at the former Mercy Health Hackley Campus on Clinton Street became the location of Hackley Community Care’s NowCare medical and mental health counseling services.
Provided to the public is treatment for non-trauma acute illnesses requiring immediate care, such as allergies, bites and stings, headaches, sprains, toothaches and more. Mental health services will include counseling for depression, anxiety and other emotional outpatient needs.
The clinic offers both walk-in care and appointments. Also, it provides primary care for patients needing a medical home.
“We understand that our community, and particularly the surrounding downtown neighborhoods, need a health care resource that is closer to home, accessible via public transportation and within walking distance,” said Linda Juarez, Hackley Community Care CEO. “Hackley Community Care is committed to continuously meeting the health care needs of the residents of Muskegon County as we have done for almost 30 years.”
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