Groundbreaking for New Wound Center & Surgical Services Building at Bronson South Haven
Ground was broken on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, for a new building on the Bronson South Haven Hospital campus that will be home to Bronson Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine and Bronson Surgical Services.
These two services, which have outgrown their current space at the hospital, will move to their own new facility in fall. It is being built just north of the new Bronson South Haven Hospital, which is nearing completion and expected to open in April.
“We are excited to be investing in another new facility on our healthcare campus to accommodate the growing need for wound and surgical services in Van Buren County,” says Matthew Dommer, MD, chief operating officer and vice president of medical affairs for Bronson South Haven Hospital. “Like our new hospital, this building will offer a state-of-the-art healing environment, as well as improve door-to-door access for wound patients with mobility issues.
The new 4,500 square foot building will have four exam rooms, a large hyperbaric treatment room with two chambers and increased workspace for staff. It will be accessible from the hospital’s main driveway off Blue Star Highway with parking adjacent to the building. There will also be a separate entrance for those being transported by ambulance.
Bronson is partnering with Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC and Elzinga & Volkers, Inc., on the design and construction of the building. Both firms are also engaged in the design and construction of the new hospital. Trade partners will include site work by Compton, Inc., electrical by Allied Electrical, Inc., and mechanical by Mall City Mechanical, Inc.
The target date for Bronson Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine and Bronson Surgical Services to begin seeing patients in the new facility is November 1, 2021. Updates on the project will be posted at bronsonhealth.com/bronsonsouthhaven.
Pictured in the groundbreaking photo above, left to right: Allan Caudill, MD, general surgeon and medical director of Bronson Wound & Hyperbaric Medicine in South Haven; Matthew Dommer, MD, chief operating officer and vice president of medical affairs, Bronson South Haven Hospital; Jacob Smith, facilities manager, Bronson South Haven Hospital; Kirk Richardson, senior vice president of community care, Bronson Healthcare; Chris Fitzgerald, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer, Bronson South Haven Hospital.
Photos to the right, top to bottom: A rendering of the new wound center & surgical services building, two photos showing the completed exterior of the new hospital and view of the lobby of the new hospital from the second floor.