Beaumont submits application to build new 117-bed hospital in Oxford

Posted at 3:33 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 15:33:02-04

(WXYZ) — Beaumont Health has submitted an application with the state of Michigan to build a new hospital in Oakland County, the hospital announced on Tuesday.

According to the hospital, the Oxford location would have 117 beds and be located on the southeast corner of Lapeer Rd. (M-24) and Market St., which is just north of the downtown area.

“We are still very early in this process. But, as Michigan’s largest health system, it is our duty to serve the community and provide as much access as possible to our connected network of high-quality medical care providers,” Beaumont Health CEO John Fox said in a release.

It's estimated the hospital would cost about $140 million and be about 225,000-square-feet. it would have five floors and a mechanical penthouse. It's expected that more details will be released at a later date.

The Michigan Certificate of Need Commission reviewed the hospital beds in the state and found oxford was a "limited access area" community, meaning it doesn't have enough hospital beds to meet the future needs of local residents within a 30-minute drive.

According to the hospital, the application was filed with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which will decide to approve the process. It will be complete in July, and if approved, construction could begin within the next two years.