Spectrum Health breaks ground on Orthopedic Health & Performance Center

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday for a new Orthopedic Health and 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, which is expected to be completed in mid-2024, is Spectrum’s first freestanding ambulatory surgery center and is a partnership with Arizona-based Atlas Healthcare Partners. Located adjacent to Spectrum Integrated Care Complex, 2750 E. Beltline Ave. NE, in the city of Grand Rapids.

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

“You have all these different specializations across the board — physical therapy, sports people — and everyone builds off each other and can actually come up with comprehensive plans for individual people in a way that if they’re in different locations or separate facilities, it just doesn’t work,” he said. .

Currently, these services are offered at a number of different sites within Spectrum’s reach, although the majority are at the building at 4100 Lake Dr. SE.

“So it’s just another convenient access point,” Elmouchi said. “It’s going to be easier to navigate and have all the cutting edge technology available right there.”

Spectrum said it is not disclosing the total cost of the project, although 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 from Spectrum, include:

  • “Patient access to more than 60 orthopedic specialists, imaging capabilities, imaging therapy and an orthopedic emergency center.”
  • “An indoor training area, basketball court, turf fields and movement 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 an athletic performance center that will house personal trainers, injury prevention specialists, sports medicine physicians and more.

“There will be individual and class assessments where we can assess people, try to teach them the right movements, strength exercises and movements to prevent future injuries,” Elmouchi said.

He later added: “We’re seeing quite a few young people doing exercise and activities getting injured and I think the real excitement about that is not only that we’re going to help them get better, but that there’s going to be all kinds of facilities and an attempt to prevent them from going 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 rehabilitation center and nursing center on Cedar Street NE. Ground was broken in July 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 clinics and neurosciences.

It is also building a $98.7 million administrative office complex on Monroe Avenue NW in downtown Grand Rapids.

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