Ascension Michigan of Missouri’s Ascension has announced the development of an ambulatory center in New Baltimore. The 38,755-square-foot center will be along the interchange of the I-94 and 26 Mile Road corridor. It is expected to open in 2022 and it represents a $24 million investment in the community.
The center will serve northeast Macomb and St. Clair counties.
“Location is key when making personal choices about your health,” says Dr. Kenneth Berkovitz, senior vice president of Ascension and ministry market executive for Ascension Michigan. “The construction of this new ambulatory center supports our mission, vision, and values by offering patents and families easy access to convenient, cost-effective quality care.”
In addition, the center will offer services including radiology such as ultrasound, CT, and MRI scans, physical therapy, lab and urgent care, and others. The center will also have patient and family-centered care through onsite primary care, orthopedic, and endovascular physician practices.
“We’re thrilled to expand Ascension Michigan’s outpatient services to residents in northeast Macomb/St. Clair counties,” says Berkovitz. “Additionally, consistent with our integrated system of care model, patients needing higher acuity care can choose to receive those services at our nearby hospital campuses.”
Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related health care facilities in Michigan. Ascension also employs more than 22,000 associates across the state. The health care system also provided over $270 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2019. It has served Michigan for more than 140 years. It is a Catholic health system that operates 2,600 sites of care including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities in 20 states and Washington, D.C.