University of Michigan Health-West announced an investment to meet the growing needs of the Wayland area, unveiling plans for a new health center and expanded services for a community it has served for more than two decades.
“This is a community we know well, and we listened to the people of Wayland when they told us they wanted more healthcare access and expanded services close to home,” said UMH-West CEO Dr. Peter Hahn. “We look forward to serving new generations of patients and families with even more comprehensive medical care.”
Groundbreaking is scheduled for March at 1113 West Superior St., opening expected in May 2024. The project reflects a $10.4 million investment in the Wayland community.
At 17,300 square feet, the new center will be more than 75 percent larger than the current office, allowing UMH-West to add primary care and specialty providers to meet the needs of the region’s growing population.
In addition to existing staffing of three primary care physicians and three advanced practice providers, the new center is expected to have capacity to add three or four more physicians and providers. The center will also have space to accommodate monthly rotating specialties, such as cardiology and obstetrics and gynecology.
The plans reflect University of Michigan Health-West’s philosophy of bringing care to patients when and where they need it most, said Dr. Rakesh Pai, President of University of Michigan Health Partners and Chief Population Health Officer for UMH-West.
“We are committed to serving the Wayland community and are proud to be growing right alongside this vibrant and growing region,” Pai said. “As we continue to advance care through state-of-the art facilities, equipment and expertise, we remain dedicated to bringing exceptionally high-quality primary and specialty care, close to where our patients live.”