Beaumont Health has filed a certificate of need application with the state of Michigan to build a $140-million, 117-bed hospital in Oxford.
The Michigan Certificate of Need Commission recently reviewed the hospital beds in the state and identified Oxford as a “limited access area” community, or a geographic area the state determines does not have enough hospital beds to meet the future needs of residents within a 30-minute driving distance.
The application was filed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which will decide whether to approve the project. The approval process will be complete by July and, if approved, construction could begin within the next two years.
“We are still very early in this process. But, as Michigan’s largest health system, it is our duty to serve the community and provide as much access as possible to our connected network of high-quality medical care providers,” says John Fox, CEO of Beaumont.
The 225,000-square-foot facility would be at the southeast corner of Lapeer Road and Market Street. It would have five floors and a mechanical penthouse. Additional details will be revealed as the process continues.
Beaumont Health has eight hospitals that include 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees, and 3,500 volunteers.