ADRIAN TOWNSHIP, MI (AP) – Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica is planning to open a new full-service hospital in southeastern Michigan.
The Daily Telegram of Adrian and the Toledo Blade say the 145,000-square-foot facility in Lenawee County’s Adrian Township will replace ProMedica Bixby in Adrian and Herrick hospital in Tecumseh.
It will have up to 80 acute care beds, an emergency department, surgical capabilities, cancer and women’s health centers, and an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Work is to start in 2016. The nonprofit health care company says the new hospital will provide a central location for its service area.
Chief acute care officer Kevin Webb says in a release that small, regional hospitals face competitive challenges. He says by consolidating two hospitals into one, ProMedica will improve access for patients “and strengthen health care offerings” in the community.
ProMedica has 12 member and affiliate hospitals.
“ProMedica’s mission to improve health and well-being in the communities we serve will advance with the development of this new facility,” said Tim Jakacki, president of ProMedica Bixby and Herrick hospitals. “This dynamic new hospital will offer more efficient, effective services and enhance our ability to recruit and retain new specialists to Lenawee County and surrounding communities.”
The new hospital would be built on the site of a golf course that ProMedica bought two years ago.