A new pediatric specialty clinic staffed with Michigan State University specialists along with pediatric cardiologists from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids has opened in Lansing.
The new 7,000-square-foot cardiology practice, located at 3960 Patient Care Dr., offers Michigan State University experts in genetics, infectious disease, endocrinology, and general pediatrics, along with three Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiologists.
“Together, our pediatric specialists can offer care close to home for … children while coordinating ongoing care with their pediatricians and primary care providers,” says Bob Connors, president of the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
He says several additional specialists from the hospital will also be joining the practice on a rotating basis in the areas of gastroenterology, nephrology (the study of the kidneys), pulmonology (the study of the lungs), plastic surgery, and neurosurgery. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital also plans to recruit Lansing-based specialists in ear, nose, and throat and pediatric sleep medicine.
“Strengthening our partnership with our Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital colleagues enables us to improve access to pediatric specialty services in Lansing and to expand pediatric research in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and our other college of human medicine campuses throughout the state,” says Keith English, chair of the department of pediatrics and human development in the college of human medicine at Michigan State.
English says the partnership also includes adding a full-time pediatric researcher, based on Michigan State’s campus in East Lansing, to expand pediatric research across the state.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has more than 200 pediatric physicians practices throughout the state. For more information on the clinic, click here.