Botsford Hospital Seeking Approval for $160 Million Expansion
- Nov 16, 2014
By Veronica Grecu, Associate Editor
After joining the Beaumont Health group of hospitals in September this year, Botsford Hospital plans to expand its campus in Farmington Hills by the end of 2015.
In a prepared statement Botsford Hospital announced it filed a Certificate of Need with the State of Michigan for a $160 million expansion, seeking approval to build new medical space and renovate the hospital’s existing structure which was completed in 1965. While the number of beds at Botsford will remain at 330, the expansion plan calls for the creation of private rooms that improve the patients’ recovery process by reducing the risk of infection and offering immediate access to a wider array of up-to-date medical technology.
“As advances are made in medical technology and the needs of our patients grow, our hospital must build to meet patient needs for the immediate and long-term future,” said in an official statement Paul E. LaCasse, D.O., MPH, president and CEO of Botsford Hospital and chair of Beaumont Health’s Clinical Leadership Council. “With this expansion, patients and their families will benefit from the most innovative and advanced medical technologies in a safe and welcoming environment designed for patient-centered care. The patient and caregiver relationship is paramount as we design and build these new facilities.”
If approved by the State of Michigan, the Botsford Hospital will embark on the largest expansion project in 20 years. By the end of 2015 the hospital will have an expanded Emergency and Trauma Center, a new critical care unit, a dedicated observation unit, as well as nine new operating rooms. Also included in Botsford Hospital’s $160 million expansion project is the construction of a five-story, 80-bed tower that will bring the number of private patient rooms to 160, with 24 private beds that will be added to an expanded Intensive Care Unit.
According to an official statement, financing for the expansion project will come through The Botsford Foundation, which serves as Beaumont Health’s fundraising arm.
Located at 28050 Grand River Avenue in Farmington Hills and serving communities in southern Oakland and western Wayne Counties, the current Botsford Hospital opened in 1965 as the Zieger Osteopathic Hospital.
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