First Steel Beams Raised for New Hospital
Less than six months after breaking ground on a state-of-the-art $450 million health care campus, McLaren Greater Lansing officials and construction management leaders gathered to celebrate as crews raised the first steel beam on the new hospital project.
“It’s an exciting milestone, and we’ve been working very hard to get where we’re at,” said Austin Holcomb, McLaren Greater Lansing Director of Facilities. “People driving by on the highway will begin to see the new hospital quickly taking shape.”
More than 3,200 tons of structural steel are being used to build the new hospital. Construction teams will be working with a pair of massive cranes to place more than 5,200 pieces of steel by the end of the year. Despite challenging weather conditions in May, workers pushed forward and kept the project on schedule. The current estimated timeline to open the facility is early 2022.
The new health care campus is being developed in Lansing on land purchased from the MSU Foundation in its University Corporate Research Park, located between Collins Road and US 127. The campus will house a 240-bed state-of-the-art hospital, cancer center, medical services building, and other facilities to support health care delivery, educational opportunities, and medical research.
An estimated 2,500 construction jobs will be created in the development of the health care campus. McLaren expects to add an additional 80 employees to its current workforce of more than 2,000 employees when the campus opens.