EAST LANSING – Michigan State University will broaden its research and education partnership with McLaren Health Care, as the medical provider looks to build a new hospital near the university’s campus.
“MSU has long enjoyed a close relationship with McLaren, and this new collaboration allows us to explore additional partnerships to jointly deliver health care services, further medical education and advance medical research,” MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon said.
“Working with McLaren, this new facility will help us recruit top physicians and researchers to our region by providing access to tools and data that will build a healthier society and develop new life-saving therapies and treatments.”
McLaren recently announced that it will combine two of its Lansing hospitals into a new $450 million facility that will be located on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in the University Corporate Research Park near Collins Road.
MSU and McLaren will collaborate on a number of initiatives including:
- Access to data to accelerate clinical research efforts
- Recruitment of researchers, physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to the MSU HealthTeam and university
- Support for team-based learning philosophies in the design and workflow of the facilities to create a world-class medical education experience
- Cooperation on clinical trials through MSU’s Institutional Review Board to provide patients with the latest clinical therapies and treatments
- Collaboration on multiple clinical service lines to bring higher quality, more efficient care to the community
The new location will house a 240-bed state-of-the-art hospital, cancer center, ambulatory care center and other facilities to support health care delivery, educational opportunities and medical research.
The University Corporate Research Park offered an ideal location for McLaren’s investment, according to Daniel Medrano, vice president of facility management for McLaren Health Care.
“The University Corporate Research Park property is unique because it is situated at the crossroads of South Lansing and Michigan State University,” Medrano said. “It’s not often that a development of this magnitude can have such a positive impact on so many municipalities and organizations. McLaren’s investment will be a tremendous benefit to the City of Lansing, Lansing Township, the City of East Lansing, the MSU Foundation, Michigan State University and the entire region.”
The current estimated timeline to open the new hospital is late 2021.
This article was originally published in MSU Today.