New hospital campus coming to Lansing

December 23, 2017 by  

Officials from McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University recently announced there will be a new hospital campus built on the southeast side of the city, and they expect it will have an significant impact on the area’s economic development.

The president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Robert Trezise, said certain types of projects have the potential to improve the overall economy and spur area growth.

He sees the new hospital, which is expected to cost $450m, as such a project, and expects that when the hospital is built, property values will rise. He also anticipates Lansing will attract more medical device manufacturers, and adds that the specific location of the hospital, will reinvigorate private industry that is related to healthcare.

The MSU Foundation owns the land where the hospital is planned. David Washburn, the executive director, says the new hospital will attract research and development; in particular, startups run by people graduating from the university. There are two McLaren buildings currently at the site, which may eventually be replaced, though Trezise says it is possible they could be redeveloped.

For area residents, the new facility will be a lot more than a place to care for their health; it will also bring new opportunities to the neighborhood.

Project like this are important to many, so officials might consider working with a newsletter printing company to create an update letter for residents.