More than a decade after opening an outpatient clinic in Allendale Township, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health has started work on a new and larger office to better serve the fast-growing community.
Clinic staff and Metro Health leaders gathered yesterday evening for a groundbreaking for the 15,000-square-foot office to be built at the northwest corner of 48th Avenue and Lake Michigan Drive.
The office is expected to open in spring 2022, replacing the current clinic that opened in 2009. In the years since that clinic opened, the population of Allendale Township has grown 29 percent, making it one of the fastest-growing communities in the state.
All the providers from the current location are relocating to the new site, which is about two miles east of the existing office. The office will continue to offer comprehensive services, including primary care, lab services, obstetrics & gynecology, and sports medicine. The additional space will allow for the addition of x-ray services.
The building will feature a modern design and patient-centered concierge atmosphere. It is also conveniently located along the Rapid bus line, giving patients better accessibility.
“A lot has changed since we first opened our office in Allendale,” said Dr. Raki Pai, Chief Population Health Officer and President of the Medical Group, Metro Health – University of Michigan Health. “We want to be sure to meet the needs of a growing community, along with expectations of our patients for how they access health care.”
Metro Health primary care provider, Caroline Beall, DO said she is looking forward to serving patients in the new location.
“As part of this community, we are proud to serve our neighbors with the excellent care they deserve,” said Dr. Beall. “The new location supports us in this work.”