The University of Michigan will relocate and expand its Ypsilanti Health Center to continue its commitment to serving the community, after the approval by U-M Board of Regents.
The Board of Regents on Thursday, Dec. 8, approved the relocation to the Michigan Innovation Headquarters (MI-HQ) campus at 300 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti. This location once housed the Eastern Michigan University College of Business.
“We are highly committed to this planned expansion and relocation of the Ypsilanti Health Center, which will improve access to needed health care services for the area communities which we serve,” Tony Denton, J.D., M.H.A., senior vice president and chief operating officer of U-M Health, said in a statement. “This new facility will provide comprehensive services in primary and specialty care, with diagnostic imaging, laboratory, social support and community service spaces. The new health center will be conveniently located close to the downtown transportation center.”
The new facility will consist of 50,000 square feet of space across three levels of the five-floor complex of MI-HQ. According to a U-M release, it will include adult and pediatric medical services ranging from cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, endocrinology, and women’s health.
“This investment in our community will allow U-M Health to deliver more high-quality primary and specialty care services directly to the residents of Ypsilanti and its surrounding areas,” David Miller, M.D., president of U-M Health, said in a statement.
Denton explained that this project aims to bridge the socioeconomic equity and health gaps in lower-income communities. Through employment, community education, and healthcare, U-M Health seeks to make healthcare more easily accessible.
“Through collaboration and teamwork with community leaders, we are actively striving to reduce disparities and address social and other determinants of health in the Ypsilanti area to improve quality of life,” Denton said.
MI-HQ will serve as a shared workspace with other companies developing and researching new technologies working toward improving healthcare outcomes while also reducing costs.
To learn more about this relocation, visit the U-M Health website.
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