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In December, the Michigan State University Hospitals and Clinics Board approved a plan to build a $1.5 billion, $500 million facility in Eastport, which will serve as the flagship for the state’s two largest hospitals.
The hospital is expected to open later this year.
The new facility is part of a $7.9 billion plan to replace and modernize the two largest state hospitals, Michigan Health System (MHSC) and Hurley Medical Center (HMC).
The state has been scrambling to replace both hospitals with more modern facilities, and has been exploring the idea of constructing a new one.
In a statement, the state Health and Human Services Department said it was working with the University of Michigan to “consult with the state on the feasibility of a new hospital in East Point, a town located just outside of Eastport and located on the east coast of Michigan.”
The announcement came after a week-long tour of East Point in which the state and UM announced they were partnering to explore “alternative solutions to address challenges facing East Point’s residents.”
The new hospital would have a capacity of 10,000 beds.
The state also announced that it was awarding $250 million in funding for a new public health center in Eastpoint.
The project is expected in 2019.
In November, the legislature approved a $3 billion plan for a $9.9-billion public health program to replace the existing hospitals in the state, and to help the state address health disparities.
The plan includes $400 million in funds for a public health facility and $400,000 for a health care center.
The facility is expected by 2019.