Beaumont Farmington Hills opens $160M expansion in March

Beaumont Farmington Hills will host a March 2 open house to give local residents a closer look at the hospital’s $160 million expansion and renovation, portions of which will open in early March.

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Tours of the new Emergency and Trauma Center, operating rooms, Critical Care and private patient rooms happen from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 20-bed Critical Care unit opens March 7, a new surgical suite opens March 13, and the new Emergency and Level II Trauma Center opens March 14.

Jon Aldred for Farmington Hills City Council

The balance of the project includes:

  • a new 80-bed South Tower, opening this summer;
  • an Observation Unit with 19 private rooms that allow caregivers to provide care to patients with symptoms such as chest pain, congestive heart failure and asthma, opening later this year:
  • 27 private perioperative patient rooms and a larger modern surgical waiting room, coming in 2020; and
  • renovations to the Emergency and Trauma Center, tripling its footprint and increasing patient capacity from 65,000 to 88,000 annually, also in 2020.

“This ambitious project helps ensure the campus continues to fulfill our vision of providing high-value and high-quality health care,” David Claeys, newly named president of Beaumont, Farmington Hills said, in a press release. “We have an excellent team here, and I look forward to helping Beaumont, Farmington Hills become the community’s top choice for hospital-based care.”

“As the only hospital located in Farmington Hills, and serving the neighboring communities of northwest Detroit, Farmington, Livonia, Novi, Redford, Southfield, West Bloomfield and beyond, Beaumont, Farmington Hills is uniquely positioned to care for a very diverse population,” said Connie O’Malley, RN, who presided over the hospital during the past three years of construction. She was recently promoted to lead all of Beaumont Health’s Outpatient Services.

“The hospital serves as a major economic engine and the largest employer in Farmington Hills,” she added. “The Farmington-Farmington Hills area continues to enjoy a commercial renaissance, and the hospital’s expansion and renovation help cement the communities’ revitalization.”

Those who attend the Saturday event can learn how to “Stop the Bleed” and view hands-only CPR demonstrations. Injury prevention tips and blood pressure checks will also be offered. Pharmacists, and physical, speech, or occupational therapists will answer questions.

The open house also includes kids’ crafts, fire truck and ambulance tours, visits from Beau the Bear and therapy dogs, free valet parking, and refreshments. Beaumont Farmington Hills is located at 28050 Grand River in Farmington Hills.

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