Spectrum Health breaks ground on Orthopedic Health & Performance Center

Spectrum Health breaks ground on Orthopedic Health & Performance Center





GRAND RAPIDS, MI — BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday for a new Orthopedic Health & Performance Center, a four-story building that will house five operating rooms, clinics, and training areas where athletes can learn about injury prevention.

The building, expected to be completed in mid-2024, is Spectrum’s fist first free-standing ambulatory surgery center, and is a partnership with Arizona-based Atlas Healthcare Partners. It’s located adjacent to Spectrum’s Integrated Care Campus, 2750 E. Beltline Ave. NE, in Grand Rapids Township.

Darryl Elmouchi, president of Spectrum Health West Michigan, said the building will bring under one roof numerous orthopedic specialties, including foot and ankle, sports, trauma, total joint, and more.

“You have all this different specialization altogether — physical therapy, the sports folks — and everyone builds upon each other and can actually come up with comprehensive plans for individuals in a way that if they’re in separate locations or separate facilities just doesn’t work,” he said.

As of now, those services are offered at multiple different sites across Spectrum’s footprint, though the majority are at its building at 4100 Lake Dr. SE.

“So this is just another convenient access point,” Elmouchi said. “It will be easier to navigate, and it will have essentially every cutting edge technology available right there.”

Spectrum said it’s not releasing the total cost of the project, though the five operating rooms are expected to cost $15 million. The building is expected to open in mid-2024, Elmouchi said.

Highlights of the building, as described in a news release by Spectrum include:

“Patient access to more than 60 orthopedic specialists, imaging capabilities, image-guided treatment and an orthopedic urgent care center.””An indoor training area, basketball court, turf areas and a motion analysis lab so athletes can move beyond physical rehabilitation to individual and team training and improvement with a focus on injury prevention.””Technology driven programming to help athletes of all ages perform at their peak and prevent injury.””Research and education for the next generation of orthopedic providers.”

The building will also have indoor and outdoor training areas, as well as a sports performance center that will house personal trainers, injury prevention specialists, sports medicine physicians, and more.

“There will be assessments for individuals and classes where we can evaluate people, try to teach them the proper movements, strength exercises and motions to prevent future injury,” Elmouchi said.

Later, he added: “We see a fair number of young people that are involved in exercise and activities that injure themselves, and I think the real excitement about this is not only that we will help them get better, but that there will be all types of facilities and expertise to prevent them from coming back.”

The new Orthopedic Health & Performance Center is one of several construction projects Spectrum is leading.

Last month, the health system broke ground on a $37 million, 120-bed rehab and nursing center on Cedar Street NE. In July, it broke ground on a 240,000-square-foot building, located across the street from Butterworth Hospital on Michigan Street, that will house outpatient services such as heart and vascular and neurosciences clinics.

It’s also building a $98.7 million administrative office complex along Monroe Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

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