New $600M McLaren Greater Lansing Campus Begins Staggered Opening

Clinicians at McLaren Greater Lansing’s new $600 million health care campus began treating their first patients at the new outpatient care center and Karmanos Cancer Institute in the first stage of its opening process that will continue in the coming weeks and months.
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McLaren Greater Lansing has started the staggered opening of its new $600 million campus with its outpatient care facility and Karmanos Cancer Institute. // Courtesy of McLaren Health Care
McLaren Greater Lansing has started the staggered opening of its new $600 million campus with its outpatient care facility and Karmanos Cancer Institute. // Courtesy of McLaren Health Care

Clinicians at McLaren Greater Lansing’s new $600 million health care campus began treating their first patients at the new outpatient care center and Karmanos Cancer Institute in the first stage of its opening process that will continue in the coming weeks and months.

“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter in McLaren and Michigan State University’s history of collaborating on caring for the communities we serve, advancing medical research, and training the next generation of caregivers to serve our patients in mid-Michigan and beyond,” says Phil Incarnati, president and CEO of the McLaren Health Care system.

“The possibilities of a greater partnership between McLaren and MSU combined with a common vision for healthy communities led to the creation of this new, next-generation health care campus. With nearly 900,000 square feet of new inpatient and ambulatory care space, this project is the largest capital project in our system’s history and one of the largest single investments in the health of the greater Lansing community ever.”

The new seven-story, 240-bed hospital and Level 3 trauma center with certified primary stroke center designation is located at 2900 Collins Road in Lansing and will open March 6. The patients already received treatment went to the multi-specialty outpatient care center and Karmanos Cancer Institute.

The multi-specialty outpatient care center includes endoscopy services, a comprehensive heart and vascular institute with direct catheterization lab access, and a training center to support graduate medical education featuring expanded classroom spaces and advanced simulation labs, along with an expanded lounge and sleep rooms for resident physicians.

The 46,000-square-foot cancer center is a collaboration between McLaren Greater Lansing and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, in partnership with MSU Health Care. The partnership will recruit top clinicians to the region, provide outstanding patient care, and “bench-to-bedside” access to new life-changing therapies and treatments.

Another hallmark of the cancer center is its patient-centric design that includes larger exam rooms to support a multidisciplinary approach to care, and flexible infusion areas to offer patients options for the setting where they will receive their treatments. The cancer center also houses a state-of-the-art breast imaging center offering 3D mammography, biopsies, and surgical and reconstructive services.

“Community partnerships are the basis of MSU’s medical education and outreach across the state of Michigan, and it is wonderful to have these new facilities and our partners at McLaren Health Care in such close proximity to MSU,” says Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr., president of MSU. “The new McLaren campus will expand services and help improve health care outcomes for residents across our entire region.”

Karmanos Cancer Institute is headquartered in Detroit and has 15 locations throughout Michigan. As part of McLaren, Karmanos is the largest cancer care and research network in the state. It is among the nation’s best cancer centers as one of the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.

Michigan State University Cancer is a founding member of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium. The Big Ten cancer centers work together and conduct innovative clinical trials using the expertise of Big Ten universities.

“The partnership between McLaren Greater Lansing, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and MSU will bring comprehensive cancer services conveniently accessible under one roof to ensure an excellent patient experience,” says Dr. Justin Klamerus, president of Karmanos Cancer Hospital and Network.

“By offering a seamless continuum of care, patients experience less disruption in care, and the burden of treatment is reduced. We are committed to staying at the forefront of cancer treatment and offering patients tomorrow’s standard of care today — giving them their best chance to beat the disease. This investment enables our teams to keep moving forward in the fight against cancer.”

The McLaren Health & Wellness pavilion will open later this spring. Designed to meet the physical and emotional needs of patients in today’s fast-paced society, this facility will provide a variety of ambulatory patient care services in a convenient, comfortable, and restorative environment. Some of these clinical care services will include a hyperbaric wound care center, sleep medicine, and physical rehabilitation, with more services to be added in the future.

The design-build team of the acute care hospital included Barton Malow and Christman in a joint venture as the design builder, Harley Ellis Devereaux and Gresham Smith as the architects, Pace Howe Design for interior design services, Limbach Mechanical as the mechanical design assist, and Shaw Electric as the electrical design assist.

The design-build team for the outpatient care center and Karmanos Cancer Institute included Granger Construction Co. as construction manager, Smith Group as the architects, Pace Howe Design for interior design services, Gunthorpe Plumbing and Heating and Dee Cramer as the mechanical design assist, and Shaw Electric as the electrical design assist.

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