tThe new University of Michigan Northville Health Center won’t open until mid-July, however, patients have already started scheduling appointments.
tThe opening of the new primary and specialty care center on July 15 comes at a good time as officials for the University of Michigan Health System recently reported that patient care activity in the 2014 fiscal year grew 4.3 percent over the previous year, and all three U-M hospitals had high occupancy rates — approximately 88 percent — throughout the year.
t“Thanks to the hard work of more than 22,000, including physician faculty, leaders, and staff, we continue to grow and strengthen our ability to provide value to those we serve, including patients from every county of Michigan and beyond,” says T. Anthony Denton, CEO of the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers.
tIn addition to keeping up with rising patient care demand, Denton says the staff have worked hard for more than a year to plan for two major launches: continuing the phased implementation of a new electronic health record and billing system known as MiChart and the upcoming opening of the Northville Health Center.
tThe Northville Health Center will be set within Northville Park Place — an 82-acre retail, restaurants, and mixed-use development currently underway at Seven Mile and Haggerty in Northville Township. Livonia-based Schostak Brothers and Co., along with Bloomfield Hills-based REI Investment Group, will kick off the second phase of the project on Wednesday.
tPhase 2, scheduled for a spring 2015 completion, will continue to finalize leasing activity. To date, confirmed tenants include Granite City Food and Brewery, Rusty Bucket, Sherwin Williams, BurgerFi, Chipotle and Jimmy John’s.
t“From a regional perspective, Northville Park Place is positioned as a prominent and scenic new retail destination, designed to energize the community and serve as a valuable civic resource and a popular social hub,” says David Schostak, CEO of Schostak Brothers & Co.
tThe property, which will be directly connected via bike paths to the future Northville Township Park, will feature water ponds with floating fountains, an elevated waterfall, pedestrian paths, a gathering area, and outdoor seating throughout the property.