UMH-West plans 17,300 sq. ft. facility on West Superior

University of Michigan Health-West has further announced plans for a new health center and expanded services for Wayland on the north side of West Superior Street between United Bank and Burger King.

UMH-West earlier this year announced plans to move from its current location on East Superior across the street from Wayland High School to build a new facility.

“This is a community we know well, and we listened to the people of Wayland when they told us they wanted more health care access and expanded services close to home,” said UMH-West CEO Dr. Peter Hahn. “We look forward to serving new generations of patients and families with even more comprehensive medical care.”

Groundbreaking is scheduled for March at 113 West Superior St., and opening is expected in May 2024. The project reflects a $10.4 million investment in the Wayland community.

At 17,300 square feet, the new center will be more than 75 percent larger than the current office, allowing UMH-West to add primary care and specialty providers to meet the needs of the region’s growing population.

Besides existing staffing of three primary care physicians and three advanced practice providers, the new center is expected to have capacity to add three or four more physicians and providers. The center also will have space to accommodate monthly rotating specialties, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology.

The plans reflect University of Michigan Health-West’s philosophy of bringing care to patients when and where they need it most, said Dr. Rakesh Pai, president of University of Michigan Health Partners and chief population health officer for UMH-West.

“We are committed to serving the Wayland community and are proud to be growing right alongside this vibrant and growing region,” Pai said. “As we continue to advance care through state-of-the art facilities, equipment and expertise, we remain dedicated to bringing exceptionally high-quality primary and specialty care, close to where our patients live.”

University of Michigan Health-West is a non-profit, multi-specialty medical provider advancing health to serve West Michigan as part of the state’s top-ranked health system. Founded in Grand Rapids in 1942 by a group of osteopathic doctors, the organization today serves more than 250,000 patients annually at 30 locations across four counties, including a 208-bed teaching hospital in Wyoming.

Leave a Comment