The old Metro Health Hospital has officially closed after the successful transfer of 90 patients to the new facility
Hospital Opens New Facility,
2007 – Metro Health
Hospital opened its new facility in Wyoming at 7 a.m. Sunday, September 30, completing the last chapter of
its move with the successful transfer of patients from its Grand Rapids facility.
The move, which began at 7 a.m., drew on the
resources of 375+ medical staff and three ambulance companies to move 90
patients. The seven-hour move was
completed without incident, and the Grand
Rapids facility officially closed its doors at 1:03
All inpatient health-care services, including
emergency-room services, are now housed in the new hospital at 5900 Byron Center
The Grand Rapids
hospital is scheduled to be sold to Beacon Hill at Eastgate, formerly Michigan Christian Home,
its longtime neighbor. Beacon
Hill plans to demolish the old hospital in December to make way
for a continuing care retirement community.
"The move went extremely smoothly and exactly as we
had planned," said Craig Blassingame, director of transition planning. "As a team, we spent more than three years
planning for this move, and all that hard work paid off today. We had lots of praise from patients and
families for how easy and seamless the transition between facilities went."
About Metro Health
Metro Health Hospital is a 208-bed general acute care osteopathic
teaching hospital that serves more than 130,000 patients in Kent and
surrounding counties. Metro Health offers a broad range of services, including
inpatient and outpatient services, emergency, surgery, intensive care, rehabilitation,
wellness and community education. Metro’s work is supported by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation, which is a charitable organization
dedicated to improving the health and well being of the West Michigan community
through philanthropy. For more information, visit metrohealth.net.
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