U of M Health Expands Presence in Oakland County with LEED-Certified Facility

University of Michigan Health acquires former Kmart headquarters property, according to The Oakland Press

The University of Michigan Health is expanding its presence in Oakland County with plans to purchase 7.28 acres of vacant land at the former Kmart Corp. headquarters in Troy, Michigan. The university intends to build a multi-specialty facility on the property, which will focus on advanced specialty and diagnostic services as part of a broader effort to expand U of M Health’s presence in southeast Michigan.

Dr. Marschall Runge, CEO of Michigan Medicine, expressed excitement about the new facility, stating that it will provide world-class care close to home for Michiganders. Dr. David Miller, president of U-M Health, highlighted that the center will include a clinical program for multidisciplinary cancer care.

The building will adhere to university guidelines for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) in order to minimize environmental impacts. Forbes/Frankel Troy Ventures LLC purchased the parcel at 3100 W. Big Beaver at Coolidge Highway for $4.42 million last year and funded the demolition costs of the former Kmart Corp. headquarters and parking structure, which began last year and are ongoing. The rear windows of the building were boarded up in preparation for demolition to commence.

In summary, the University of Michigan Health is expanding its clinical services and increasing patient access in Oakland County by purchasing 7.28 acres of vacant land at the former Kmart Corp headquarters and building a multi-specialty facility on it with LEED certification standards to minimize environmental impacts while providing world-class care close to home for Michiganders with a focus on advanced specialty and diagnostic services as well as multidisciplinary cancer care programs.

The purchase marks an exciting milestone for UofM Health’s efforts to expand its presence in southeast Michigan and provide quality healthcare services closer to home for residents of Oakland County.

With this expansion, UofM Health aims to offer patients access to specialized medical care they need without having to travel far from their homes or workplaces.

The university’s commitment towards sustainability is reflected through its decision to follow LEED guidelines during construction which ensures that buildings are designed with energy efficiency measures built-in from conception through occupancy.

Overall, this move by UofM Health represents a positive step towards improving healthcare outcomes in Oakland County while also contributing positively towards the environment through sustainable practices.

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