The Future of Health Care Is Taking Shape
What started as a field on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park is now a bustling hub of activity as McLaren Greater Lansing’s new hospital starts taking shape.
More than 500 steel beams have now been placed since the first one was set in late May. Portions of the steel that makes up the first and second floor are already being assembled over the hospital’s foundation.
“We’ve made tremendous progress despite challenging weather,” said Austin Holcomb, director of facilities for McLaren Greater Lansing. “The workers at the project site have put in amazing effort to keep the project right on track.”
More than 5,200 pieces of structural steel are being used to build the state-of-the-art hospital. The current construction timeline estimates that structural steel work will be complete around the end of 2019, after which crews will begin enclosing the building so that work can begin on the interior.
The 240-bed hospital is the crown jewel of a larger comprehensive health care campus that includes a cancer center, medical services building, and other facilities to support health care delivery, educational opportunities and medical research.