Officials from McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University (MSU) held a ceremonial groundbreaking Dec. 17 at University Research Park. The groundbreaking is one more step in the direction of building the new health care campus adjacent to the university.
Design and construction on the $450 million medical services building and cancer center are expected to begin in the next year.
“Michigan deserves world-class health care. This partnership with Michigan State University, which builds upon decades of close cooperation between McLaren and MSU, is an important step toward that goal,” said Phil Incarnati, president and CEO, McLaren Health Care. “Building this facility in such close proximity to MSU will benefit patients and researchers looking for the best health outcomes possible.”
Those attending the groundbreaking included top Lansing region health, education and political leaders, all of whom focused on how the new center will lead to better health care and new jobs.
“This is another milestone in this important project that will ensure the Greater Lansing region will have access to the finest in health care and health research,” said Kirk Ray, president and CEO of McLaren Greater Lansing. “With the help of the entire community, from our patients and their families to the extraordinary researchers at Michigan State University, we are reinventing health care and how it is delivered. Our goal is to provide such outstanding health care services that no one need seek treatment outside of our region.”
McLaren expects to add 80 employees to its current workforce of more than 2,000 employees when the campus opens.
It is estimated that 2,500 construction jobs will be created in the development of the health care campus.
For more information, visit www.mclaren.org/redesignhealthcare.