To meet the community health care needs of an underserved area of Oakland County, Beaumont Health has filed a certificate of need application with the state of Michigan to build a new 117-bed hospital in Oxford.
“We are still very early in this process. But, as Michigan’s largest health system, it is our duty to serve the community and provide as much access as possible to our connected network of high-quality medical care providers,” Beaumont Health CEO John Fox said.
The estimated $140 million hospital would be located at the southeast corner of Lapeer Road (M-24) and Market Street.
The Michigan Certificate of Need Commission recently reviewed the hospital beds in the state and identified Oxford as a “limited access area” community. A limited access area is a geographic area the state says does not have enough hospital beds to meet the future needs of local residents within a 30-minute driving distance.
“When the state identified a need for health care in Oxford, we stepped up to fill the gap,” Fox added. “We are always looking for ways to expand our commitment to serving our region and provide care close to where our patients live.”
The proposed 225,000-square-foot facility would include five floors and a mechanical penthouse. Additional details regarding the future hospital will be revealed at a later date as the process continues.Beaumont filed an application with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which will decide whether to approve the project. The approval process will be complete by July. If approved, construction could begin sometime within the next two years.
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization was created to provide patients with greater access to compassionate, extraordinary care, every day. Beaumont Health has a total net revenue of $4.7 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 145 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2018, Beaumont Health had about 178,000 inpatient discharges, 18,000 births and 573,000 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.