Grand Blanc-based McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University Monday broke ground on a $450-million health-care campus adjacent to the university in south Lansing.
The campus will be developed on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park, located between Collins Road and U.S. 127. It will house a 240-bed hospital, a cancer center, a medical services building, and other facilities. When complete, it will house more than 1,000 physicians, researchers, educators, and other members of the academic and medical team. The facilities are expected to open in early 2022.
“Michigan deserves world-class health care,” says Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of McLaren 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. Building this facility in such close proximity to MSU will benefit patients and researchers looking for the best health outcomes possible.”
An estimated 2,500 construction jobs will be created through the development of the campus. McLaren expects to add 80 employees to its workforce of more than 2,000 when the campus opens.
“We believe this new facility will help us recruit top physicians and researcher to our region by giving them the best tools, data, and settings possible to develop new life-changing therapies and treatments,” says John M. Engler, interim president of MSU.