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RGTV - After three years, $60M Hauenstein Center at Saint Mary's receives first patients

By: Deborah Johnson Wood

Last Monday, the $60 million Hauenstein Center at Saint Mary’s opened its doors to patients after nearly three years of construction. The center, 220 Cherry St. SE, Grand Rapids, is the latest comprehensive care center on the Saint Mary’s Health Care campus.

“All the neuroscience providers are under one roof and all on one floor, where before they were on four different sites across the campus,” says Leanna Krukowski, clinical service director. “Now if a patient comes into, for instance, the spine center and we need a surgeon to look at them, all we have to do is go get the surgeon. Before, the patient had to leave the spine center and maybe drive to the other part of the campus.”

The facility contains all seven ambulatory clinics: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, general neurology, neuro-ophthalmalogy, the spine center, epilepsy clinic and neurosurgery.

In addition, a new state-of-the-art emergency department occupies a portion of the building. The ER includes a 64-slice CT scanner so patients can stay right in the ER for emergency scans. A patient can be loaded into the machine, scanned and unloaded in just five minutes.

A leading-edge ICU contains 32 private rooms equipped for acuity care, so as patients progress through their care they can stay in the room and have the same caregivers.

“Neurology patients had to drive to Ann Arbor, Detroit or Chicago for treatment and they don’t have to anymore,” Krukowski says.

All art inside the facility features Michigan landscapes by Michigan artists.

Saint Mary’s plans to apply for silver LEED certification.

Source: Leanna Krukowski, Saint Mary’s Health Care

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Deborah Johnson Wood is development news editor for Rapid Growth Media. She can be contacted at deborah@rapidgrowthmedia.com.

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