New $450 million McLaren Health Care hospital in Lansing to benefit Flint area

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LANSING (WJRT) (12/4/2017) - McLaren Health Care announced plans Monday to spend $450 million to develop a new hospital campus in Lansing, which will have several spinoff benefits for the Flint area.

The nine-story hospital with 240 beds will feature a cancer center, ambulatory care clinic and educational partnerships with Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.

The new health care complex will employ more than 1,000 physicians, researchers, educators and other members of the academic and medical team. It will be built on land near the MSU Foundation's University Corporate Research Park between U.S. 127 and Collins Road south of Forest Road.

“This expanded partnership, will allow both these great institutions to provide cutting edge medical care to patients across the region and to train the next generation of doctors,” said Brian Breslin, chairman of the MSU Board of Trustees.

The tighter partnership between Grand Blanc-based McLaren and MSU includes $60 million worth of research coming to the Flint area and Genesee County.

“Flint has a strong relationship historically with MSU students medical schools already so I think it will be a continuation of that, certainly as president we are able to bring in 60 million dollars, into the community to continue to grow," said McLaren CEO Phillip Incarnati.

The new hospital is expected to open in 2021.