Together, Building a Healthier Future
Follow the progress during the construction of the new Bronson South Haven Hospital. This exciting new healthcare facility will be ready to serve you in early 2021.
The new Bronson South Haven Hospital is being developed on the current hospital campus at 955 S. Bailey Avenue. The $22 million, two-story, 52,000 square foot facility is located directly east of the existing hospital and will be accessible from both Blue Star Highway and Bailey Avenue. Construction began in October 2019 and is expected to be completed in December 2020. During the course of the project, over 40 building trades companies and 1,000+ individual tradespeople will be involved in building the new hospital.
Interior and Exterior Design
The exterior of the new hospital combines clean and modern architecture with stone porcelain tile and brick tones that coordinate with the exterior of the nearby Bronson Wellness Center. Expanses of tinted glass windows and modern metal details round out the exterior and reflect the signature design style of Bronson facilities.
A curved drive will lead patients and visitors up to the front of the hospital where an angled canopy and glass curtain wall create a welcoming and easily identifiable main entrance. Parking will be available outside the main hospital entrance on the east and south sides of the building.
To create the warm, healing environment that Bronson is known for, the interior color palette reflects the environment of the lakeshore. Blue tones acknowledge the connection to Lake Michigan while green and other warm tones reflect the beach grasses, sand and trees. The colors all harmonize to bring the essence of nature into the built environment and help reduce patient anxiety and promote healing. Flooring, wall finishes and fabrics are coordinated to these hues and bring aesthetic balance as well as ease of maintenance to the facility.
Elzinga & Volkers, Inc., an award-winning firm based in Holland, Mich. is providing design and construction services for the new hospital. Overall, the new hospital will be environmentally-friendly in many ways and exceed minimum Energy Code Building Requirements through use of energy efficient LED lighting, high performance low E coated glass, indoor air quality improvements and building material resource conservation. Low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials and use of material with high recyclable content will further contribute to making the building a healthy one.