As construction continues on the Plaza Building and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, the glass walkway that will connect to the Sparrow Professional Building is now framed and enclosed. Construction on the circular drive off of Michigan Avenue is also underway. We thank all of our Patients, Caregivers, Visitors and Guests for your patience during this time when access to the Professional Building Parking ramp is periodically re-routed to accommodate the work. As weather permits, more detailed work on the W3 Plaza, the central courtyard, will get underway.
As of the end of July, the glass front has been gradually going into place on the face of the new Plaza Building, home to the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, and construction has started on the pedestrian bridge that will connect the Plaza to the Sparrow Professional Building. Construction started just over one year ago. Track the progress through The Christman Company’s webcam, and watch a timelapse from the very beginning!
With the framework set, the shape of the new Plaza Building and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center can be visualized. Each day brings great progress!
The new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, a keystone in Sparrow’s commitment to caring for our community, hit another milestone with the placement of the signature beam, reflecting the collaboration between Caregivers, Patients, Donors, and community members to transform healthcare for our region.
A group of special guests, donors, Physicians, Cancer Center Patients and Caregivers gathered recently to sign on to a piece of history.
After brief remarks from James and Susan Herman, attendees lined up to sign the beam or add a personal message.
The naming of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center facility recognizes a combined $2.5- million philanthropic gift from James and Judith Herbert of Lansing, and James and Susan Herman of East Lansing. James Herman, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Sparrow Cancer Center.
Support from our region and our Caregivers is what allows us to transform health care, expanding and improving our services to bring you quality, compassionate care, in a healthy, healing environment.
This beam, filled with signatures from Caregivers, Patients, Donors, and community members, is a reflection of that collaboration and will be a permanent piece of the Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, opening early summer of 2017.
A check-in shows that final steps are near for the parking deck adjacent to the future Plaza Building and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. This multi-level parking structure will offer approximately 600 new parking spaces, providing greater accessibility for Visitors and offering reserved parking for Cancer Center Patients.
As summer comes to an end, and fall ramps up the progress on the new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center and Plaza Building has made great strides. Check out these shots, taken approximately on month apart, to see just how much work has been done already.
Then, visit the Christman Company’s webcam page and click on time-lapse for a cool up to the hour video showing the flurry of activity along Michigan Avenue! Tune in to watch this pivotal project grow from the ground up towards our opening in 2017.
With every passing day big changes are apparent in the construction on the main campus along Michigan Avenue. Initial site prep has been completed and the crews have started work to lay the foundations for the new Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center.
Across the street, they are well underway with the foundation for the new Sparrow Gathering Place too!
Construction crews are well underway clearing grass and concrete and preparing a solid foundation for the new Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. Despite the wet weather things are coming along well and the site is changing daily! As you can see in these photos, the area of the former Bingham Elementary school has been cleared, along with portions of the parking lot around the former Sparrow Foundation building. Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer on our progress.
Today, Sparrow broke ground on the Sparrow Plaza, a new four-story building located centrally on the Sparrow Campus along Michigan Avenue.
Designed with the future in mind, this flexible space can easily be adapted to next-generation technologies and will be home to the new Herbert-Herman Cancer Center and other services as we streamline Patient care.
With the help of the Herbert and Herman families, organizations such as Women Working Wonders (W3) and partners like Auto-Owners Insurance, the Dart Foundation and MSU Federal Credit Union, we are creating a new space designed to support the unique collaborative teams of specialists at Sparrow – all in a new healthy, healing, and Patient-centered environment.
A portion of the building will feature a Green Roof deck and an environmentally friendly design offering our visitors a healing garden view through the South windows. A central courtyard area to the north, generously funded through community support of W3, will provide a place for our Patients, visitors and Caregivers to rest and revitalize.
The project will also include a new multi-level parking structure adjacent to the Plaza Building adding approximately 600 parking spaces, providing greater accessibility for visitors and offering reserved parking for Cancer Center Patients.
Preliminary site preparation is underway and the project is expected to be complete in early 2017.
The Cancer Center campaign has raised more than $6.5 million in support of this project to date. The naming of the new Cancer Center recognizes the gifts from the James and Judith Herbert Family of Lansing, and the James and Susan Herman Family of East Lansing. It represents one of the most significant contributions since founder Edward W. Sparrow donated $100,000 and the land upon which the main hospital still stands.
“A hospital is not only a place of treatment; a hospital is a community of caring,” said Stella Cash, Vice President of Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sparrow. “At Sparrow, the very walls that we build, and the care that we provide within them, are testaments to the importance of giving and the deeply rooted value of philanthropy in our community’s history.”
Sparrow has undertaken a significant investment in the community, more than $285 million in construction and information technology projects over a five-year period, as we continue to transform care, implement best practices, and deliver nationally recognized care. The philanthropic support of individuals, corporations and organizations is a valued part of these investments. To learn more, visit BuildingSparrow.org.
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