Kayla McGuire, a service assistant in surgery at Beaumont, Farmington Hills, shows the third-floor surgery room Feb. 27 during a sneak-peek tour of the new hospital amenities.

Kayla McGuire, a service assistant in surgery at Beaumont, Farmington Hills, shows the third-floor surgery room Feb. 27 during a sneak-peek tour of the new hospital amenities.

Photo by Deb Jacques


Beaumont Hospital $160M expansion includes new emergency center, other projects

By: Sherri Kolade | Farmington Press | Published March 5, 2019

 The new emergency center, surgical suite and critical care unit at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, will soon be open for business.

The new emergency center, surgical suite and critical care unit at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, will soon be open for business.

Photo by Deb Jacques

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FARMINGTON HILLS — Connie O’Malley, the president of outpatient services for Beaumont Health, gave a sneak peek at the finished product of a major renovation at the hospital Feb. 27.

The $160 million hospital expansion project was initially celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 25, 2016.

The finished work of the project was celebrated with a tour last month.

The expansion includes 193,000 square feet of new space, and more than 61,500 square feet of existing space on the campus will also be renovated, states a press release.

“I’m thrilled to be standing here in the lobby of our new emergency center as we open our new facilities to the community,” O’Malley said Feb. 27. “This project has been very close to my heart for the past several years. As I drive here every day, I see the progress on the campus, and we’re really super excited to open our facilities to the community.”

The tour showcased the new emergency center, a new surgical suite and a high-tech/family-friendly critical care unit, along with private exams rooms and more.

The hospital filed a certificate of need with the state of Michigan for the expansion project in 2014. The Michigan Department of Community Health manages and approves certificates of need for all hospitals, which is a state regulatory program intended to balance cost, quality and access issues, and to ensure that the needed services are developed in Michigan.

The project included expanding and modernizing surgical services, with nine new operating rooms and 27 private patient rooms, according to the press release.

“This … project is the largest expansion on the campus in more than 20 years,” O’Malley said.   

The five-story south tower will have 80 private rooms, bringing the total number of private patient rooms to 159, with an additional 24 private intensive care unit beds. Total beds will remain at 330.

South tower renovations feature units for orthopedic, oncology and respiratory care patients; and a new main entrance and reception area for the entire hospital, according to a press release.

The expansion of the hospital’s east pavilion features a bigger emergency and Level II trauma center that will grow over 60 percent to 58 treatment and evaluation bays, including three trauma rooms, and a 17-bay observation unit. An increase in capacity will mean bumping the current 65,000 patient visits annually to 88,000.

A new parking deck and more are also on tap.

Beaumont Health funded $150 million for the project; charitable donations make up the remaining $10 million, according to the press release. The project represents Beaumont Health’s largest capital investment.

It is the largest building project for Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills — formerly Botsford Hospital — in more than 20 years.

David Claeys, the newly appointed president of Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills, said during the event that it is an “exciting time to be here.”

“Not every day you get to open up a hospital with a brand-new facility; a real blessing, and I attribute that to a lot of the hard work done by everybody,” Claeys said. “This expansion renovation project is complex.”

Farmington Hills Mayor Ken Massey, who grew up in the city, frequented the hospital as a paramedic in the past, and he even visited as a patient at 16 years old.

“I spent a decade bringing patients into the hospital,” he said. “I am absolutely convinced that our community’s health care is a great hands. You will be accomodated and … we’re all going to be proud of it.”

For more information, go to www.beaumont.edu.

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