Detroit Medical Center broke ground today for the new Specialty Center for Children’s Hospital of Michigan in a ceremony attended by federal, state, and regional legislators and community leaders. They joined Vanguard Health System’s Vice President Keith Pitts, Detroit Medical Center CEO Mike Duggan, and Children’s Hospital of Michigan President Herman Gray, MD, for the event.
“Children’s Hospital of Michigan outpatient volumes have grown significantly in the past several years,” said Dr Gray. “The new specialty center will help us improve access for children we treat by providing them with a more spacious, child- and family-friendly environment.”
The 105,500 square foot Specialty Center will foster a culture of wellness in the community, and will be home to the general pediatrics clinic, adolescent medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, specialty clinics, and 200 physician offices suites. It is the first major expansion for Detroit Medical Center’s central campus in nearly 30 years.
The project is targeting completion in early 2012.