Metro Health invests $1M in orthopedic surgery suite, heart/vascular offices downtown Grand Rapids

Metro Health and Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan (OAM) will add a fourth surgery suite to the partnership's surgery center in the Women's Health Center of West Michigan building (555 Mid Towne St. NE, Grand Rapids). In addition, Metro Health will add 10,000 square feet to an adjoining Metro Heart and Vascular medical practice, which will make room for a new Metro Health Orthopedics office.

"This facility offers greater efficiency and lower cost for patients, and, for many patients, is closer to home," says Metro Health President and CEO Mike Faas. "After settling in, we expect to see up to 300 patients per week in the Metro Health Orthopedics practice. The heart and vascular practice expects to see 360-380 patients per month."

The existing three-suite orthopedic surgery center opened in the Women's Health Center in 2009, handling out-patient knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries, foot and ankle surgeries, hand surgeries and some general orthopedic surgeries, says Faas.

Metro Health says the surgery center is the area's only surgical center focused entirely on orthopedic surgeries. The new surgery suite will serve its first patients in January 2013.  

Source: Mike Faas, Metro Health; Nick Wasmiller, Wondergem
Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor

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