Local health care branches out

Some of the North Ottawa Community Health System affiliates are on track for moving next month.
Krystle Wagner
Mar 12, 2013

After years of planning and months of construction, three services of the main hospital campus in Grand Haven and one from Heartwood Lodge in Spring Lake Township will be housed at the South Shore Plaza, next to the Urgent Care Center and Four Pointes Center on the southwest corner of Beacon Boulevard and Taylor Avenue.

The local health system's In-Home Care Equipment division, the corporate offices of In-Home Care Nursing and Community Education will move from the hospital, and the nursing staff from Heartwood Lodge will transition to their new home. The hospital and Heartwood Lodge facility will otherwise remain the same.

Dan Holwerda, chief operating officer for the health system's extended care services, said they are only waiting for the ceiling and flooring to be finished.

Holwerda said the move is a result of increasing the number of primary care physicians in the area and "engaging the community" by placing more services in the core of the health system's service area.

“We feel we’ll see an increase in demand and higher utilization in services,” he said.

Susan Roberts, manager of the In-Home Care Equipment affiliate, said her staff is looking forward to offering more options for their patients.

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