New 94,000-square-foot facility will accommodate 120 residents in mix of semi-private and private rooms, with on-site dialysis center and acute hospice care
Grand Rapids, Mich., Aug. 18, 2022 – BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan breaks ground today on a new rehabilitation and nursing center to replace the current continuing care facility located at 750 Fuller Street.
The new skilled rehab and nursing facility located at 1226 Cedar Street NE in Grand Rapids will accommodate 120 long-term residents in a mix of semi-private and private rooms. An additional five beds will be dedicated to acute hospice care. The facility will also include an on-site dialysis center and therapeutic programs such as art therapy.
“Our communities will have an essential resource in this modern facility,” said Darryl Elmouchi, MD, president, BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan. “This is a place that not only offers residents and their families the highest quality medical care, but also provides spaces that support what we value—compassion and humanity through long-term care and hospice care in our dedicated hospice unit.”
The 94,000+ square foot facility includes spaces constructed to feel like home—all living space will be on one level, with easy access to the outdoors, including several courtyards. Residents will be attended by a care team around the clock, to provide services, care and companionship that enhances quality of life and comfort for end of life.
“I am most proud of how this center will impact the lives of people, helping them live a healthy and active life to the greatest extent possible” said Chad Tuttle, senior vice president of hospital and post-acute operations at BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan. “We are fortunate to have many dedicated team members come with us from our Fuller location to our new center. They are some of the most talented and compassionate professionals I’ve ever worked with.”
The new facility was designed by the architecture and engineering firm Progressive AE and will be constructed by The Christman Company. It is also made possible by a special land use permit by the Grand Rapids Planning Commission and the generous support of the Kent Community Health Foundation.
The facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2024.
About BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan
People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.
SOURCE: BHSH System