The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is celebrating the ground breaking of a new facility in Troy — the Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy, David K. Page Building, on 350 W. Big Beaver Road, slated to open by late 2015.
Key services in the new Children’s Hospital of Michigan location will include a 24/7 pediatric emergency room, day surgery and multiple pediatric medical and surgical specialties especially for children, including cancer and infusion therapy, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, urology, imaging and lab services.
From top to bottom, this new Troy-based facility will be designed just for children and will bring the expertise of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan closer to home for Oakland County families. While many hospitals combine adult and pediatric care in the same setting, this new location will focus entirely on children and what appeals to them. It will include bright colors and vibrant shapes and design elements that send the message that this is a special place for children to feel better.
“Having a sick, injured or chronically-ill child is not easy for the child or parents, and may often mean frequent visits for emergency care, outpatient surgery and consultations with pediatric specialists,” said Larry Gold, CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. “Having Children’s Hospital of Michigan services like these located closer to home for so many of the patients we serve will help make the lives of many families just a bit easier.”
The new Children’s Hospital of Michigan – Troy, David K. Page Building is named after long-time board member and friend to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, the late David K. Page. Mr. Page served on the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board of Trustees for more than 40 years and chaired the board for nine years from 1982-1991.
“David was a tireless advocate for children in our community and for the patients and families we serve at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan,” said Erica Gerson, chair of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Board of Trustees. “Having the building carry his name will be a lasting legacy to his leadership and commitment to children, and we are grateful to DMC CEO Joe Mullany for his support of this fitting tribute.”
The DMC’s $42 million child-inspired investment will provide 100 full-time health care jobs and 60 on-site construction jobs over the 13-month project. The new building encompasses three floors and 63,000-square-feet, with substantial adjacent parking. For more information, please visit www.childrensdmc.org/Troy.