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Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital to Bring Nationally Recognized Pediatric Care to Lansing

Updated: Mar 25, 2023

Courtesy of Lansing Marketing

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, McLaren and Gillespie Group announce the new location on McLaren Greater Lansing’s Health Care campus, within the University Health Park

Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, part of Corewell Health™, will be upgrading, expanding and bringing new pediatric specialties to the Lansing region and will be partnering with McLaren Greater Lansing to enhance care in the new hospital’s Birthing Center by providing pediatric hospitalists and neonatal nurse practitioners. These services will be located on McLaren’s new health care campus, within the University Health Park, and are set to open Summer of 2023. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital (HDVCH), known for its expert care, is committed to bring their vast list of children’s services to the Lansing area. HDVCH and McLaren are working together to expand current pediatric specialty care and bring new services to provide seamless patient care through integrated diagnostic services. “We want to make access to care as easy and convenient as possible for children in the Lansing area,” said Dr. Anas Taqatqa, section chief of pediatric cardiology in Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Lansing clinic. “We are grateful to McLaren for their partnership and for helping to make health care accessible for all.” This partnership with McLaren and HDVCH is a result of many years of planning and collaboration to improve the region’s pediatric care, providing access to more families close to home. “McLaren Greater Lansing and HDVCH have held a long-standing position in our communities with a common purpose to provide high-quality medical care for our patients, close to home,” said Kirk Ray, President and CEO at McLaren Greater Lansing. “This relationship is a part of a broader strategy to provide convenient access to health care by keeping care local for the families we serve.” Newly expanded services will include pediatric and adult congenital cardiology, fetal cardiology, pediatric orthopedics, rheumatology, gastrointestinal, plastic surgery, genetics, infectious disease, neurosurgery, pulmonology, endocrinology and nephrology. Maternal fetal medicine will be offered at this location for the first time, with additional services being added in the future. To access contact information at HDVCH clinics in Lansing click here. “Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has long served the Lansing area for years through our outpatient pediatric clinics and quickly recognized a need for expanding additional children’s services locally,” Dr. Taqatqa said. “It is a privilege to bring nationally-renowned pediatric specialties to the Greater Lansing community.” The home of these services will be the second medical services building on the campus, a 60,400 sq. ft. development by Gillespie Group providing a premier destination for additional services including clinical space, medical research, and education as well as increased accessibility to diagnostic imaging to meet the needs of the region. Other services planned for the space include McLaren’s Multi-Specialty Clinic and an outpatient imaging center through a partnership with McLaren and MSU Health Care. The Gillespie Group team is proud to add another tenant offering necessary services to the region. “We are excited about this state-of-the-art project and what it is bringing to the region,” said Pat Gillespie, President of Gillespie Group. “Our focus at Gillespie Group is to bring multiple partners together to produce a creative solution that meets the needs of our community now and for the future.” The co-owners of the building were announced in December 2021 as Michigan State Basketball Coach and his wife Tom and Lupe Izzo, Wickens Group President Steve Wickens, and Gillespie Group President Pat Gillespie. MSB2 is on track to be completed in summer of 2023 with 4,190 square feet of first floor space still available for medical, clinical, or office use. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, part of Corewell Health, is a nationally ranked children’s hospital that provides comprehensive clinical care to children all across the state of Michigan. It offers advanced pediatric specialty care with more than 300 pediatric physicians who practice in 70 pediatric specialties and programs and care close to home in over 50 regional clinics.
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