U of M Health-West breaks ground for its new facility

University of Michigan Health-West had a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for its new Wayland Health Center at 1113 West Superior St., between Burger King and United Bank of Michigan.

The ceremony will unveil plans for the new health center and expanded services for the community UMH-West has served for more than two decades at its East Superior building across the street from Wayland High School.

The new center, which reflects a $10.4 million investment in the Wayland community, will be more than 75 percent larger than the current office, at 17,300 square feet to enable 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 will also have space to accommodate monthly rotating specialties, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology.

UMH-West CEO Dr. Peter Hahn said, “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. We look forward to serving new generations of patients and families with even more comprehensive medical care.”

The new health center is scheduled to open in May 2024.

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