Monday, December 13, 2004

St. John's in Detroit to Expand

During the next five years, the area at Moross and Mack in Detroit will see a large development: 288,000 square feet, to be exact. That's because, a few days ago, the occupant of the land - St. John Hospital and Medical Center - announced plans to add on a $141 million hospital tower and a $15 million emergency department addition.

The expansion, which will take place over the next five years, will raise the number of private rooms by 144 and will double the current size of the emergency department.

Funding for the project will come from a mixture of the sources, including part of the hospital's retained earnings; a bond offering through its parent company, Ascension Health; and, private donations.