Housed within the new Plaza Building, the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center will be built upon the principles of Patient- and family-centered care. Sparrow is committed to offering timely and convenient access to radiation, medical and surgical oncologists and a full range of clinical and family support services. The facility and programs are being designed with team medicine and Patient- and family engagement in mind.
The Herbert and Herman families
A New Cancer Center – a commitment to our community
A new level in Patient care
The new four-story Plaza Building, located centrally on the Sparrow Campus, will house an expanded Cancer Center and other ancillary services to streamline Patient care. Designed with the future in mind, this flexible space can easily be adapted to next-generation technologies as they emerge.
A central courtyard in front of the Plaza Building will add green space along Michigan Avenue and provide a place for our Patients, visitors and Caregivers to rest and revitalize.
Adjacent to the Plaza Building, a new multi-level parking structure will add approximately 600 new parking spaces, providing greater accessibility for visitors. A dedicated second floor entrance with reserved parking for Cancer Center Patients, is just one of the many steps we’re taking to create a Patient-centered, healing environment. At Sparrow, the needs of the Patient must always come first, every step of the way.
- Construction start: Spring 2015
- Estimated completion – Early 2017
Field report – the inside of the new Sparrow Ionia hospital is coming along nicely with walls going into place and drywall prepped for paint. Here’s a look from the inside out with views of the snowy countryside beyond. Not too long before the snow melts and the new hospital opens!
Wiring and walls are well underway for Mary Free Bed at Sparrow. Work is progressing quickly as the new space takes shape.
Construction crews have started working on the first phase of renovations for the $7-million Mary Free Bed at Sparrow rehabilitation unit, a joint venture between Sparrow Hospital and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital.
The project will expand the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Sparrow to 40 private Patient rooms and two therapy gymnasiums on the same floor to provide advanced rehabilitation care for Patients in the mid-Michigan region.
The unit will continue to provide intensive neurological, orthopedic, and stroke rehab care.
The first phase of renovations, including 30 of the 40 planned private Patient rooms, is expected to be finished by mid-2015. The remainder of the project is expected to be complete by early 2016.
Sparrow’s current inpatient rehabilitation unit is housed on two floors of the hospital. Mary Free Bed at Sparrow will combine all aspects of adult rehabilitation care and therapy in one convenient area.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital has served the needs of children and adults since 1891 and today offers the most comprehensive rehabilitation services in Michigan. The Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Network includes relationships with leading acute care hospitals in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Muskegon. Visit MaryFreeBed.com for additional information.
- 45,050 sq. ft.
- $7M project budget
- Construction start: December 2014
- Estimated completion – Phase I: April/May 2015
- Estimated completion – Phase II: May 2015
- Estimated completion – Phase III: November 2015
Check out these great shots captured on Oct. 5 by a University of Michigan Survival Flight crew as they passed over the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital.
Caregivers gathered to watch the final beam placed in the the construction of the new Sparrow Ionia Hospital. The last beam, covered in signatures from Caregivers, community members, and donors, will support the ambulance entrance to the hospital.