Beaumont Health announces $160 million expansion and renovation plan for Botsford hospital site

Posted at 6:46 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-25 18:46:07-04

Michigan's largest health care system is about to get even bigger.

Beaumont Health announced a $160 million expansion and renovation of its Farmington Hills campus.

The former Botsford Hospital facility has been located in Farmington Hills for 51 years.

A new 470-space parking dark adjacent to the hospital opened this week. Dirt was turned during the ceremonial groundbreaking on Tuesday. Construction is scheduled to begin on Nov. 1 on the the first phase of the project.

"We're extremely excited to launch this project," said Connie O'Malley, president of the Farmington Hills facility. Plans call for a new east and south towers as part of the 210,000 square foot expansion. A new surgical department and expanded emergency are also planned along with a private patient tower that features 80 private patient rooms..

Fundraising is being counted on for $10 million of that total. 16 emergency medicine physicians who work at the hospital have pledged a $1 million gift to jump start the effort.

"Our group has assumed a role of leadership within the hospital in this community for many years," said Sanford Vieder, chair of Emergency Medicine and medical director of the Emergency and Trauma at the Farmington Hills hospital. "We now take responsibility to provide philanthropic leadership, which is why we have committed this $1 million pledge to the capital campaign," Vieder said.

Completion of all phases of the project is expected by the end of 2019.