Oakwood plans $13.5M renovation

Posted on June 11, 2012

Units will be renovated and change floors in an upcoming $13.5 million capital project at Dearborn’s Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center.

The plan, approved last month, is part of a five-year initiative to upgrade the hospital and will likely begin in January. The renovation is expected to take 11/2 years and shift beds at the hospital.

Among the changes is the conversion of the pediatrics unit’s semi-private rooms that have a capacity for 30 beds to 15 private rooms.

Other changes include the mother-baby unit swapping floors with the antepartum unit: Patients in labor that need critical care will be moved from the fourth to the third floor, closer to the operating and delivery rooms. All semi-private rooms in the new fourth-floor mother-baby unit will be converted to private rooms, and additional computer stations will be placed throughout to make electronic medical records more accessible.

An 18-bed private nursing unit is also planned for the north and east wings of the 10th floor. They will replace the current medical resident and physician sleeping rooms, which are being relocated elsewhere in the hospital.

A portion of the eastern eighth floor will also be renovated to create room for five new private beds.

The following are selected filings and decisions from May 1-31:

Letters of intent:

Macomb Wellness Center, Warren: Leasing and operating a 99-bed skilled nursing facility that offers rehabilitation therapy and long-term care; $15 million.

Lakeside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center LLC, Sterling Heights: Construct a two-story, 69,695-square-foot nursing facility that will hold 99 beds; $7.4 million.

Rochester Endoscopy and Surgery Center, Rochester Hills: Relocate surgical outpatient facility and its operating rooms into a new, 14,000-square-foot space also in Rochester Hills; $5.6 million.

Trilogy Healthcare of Oakland II LLC, Novi: Build and operate a 60-bed, 34,459-square-foot nursing home; $4.8 million.

Riverview Health and Rehab Center, Detroit: Add 20 ventilator pool beds; $3.3 million.

St. Mary’s Nursing and Rehab Center, St. Clair Shores: JDL Investments-St. Mary LLC, a subsidiary of Southfield-based nursing and rehabilitation operator Ciena Healthcare, is planning to add a wing to the nursing center. The center proposes to lease the new 15,000-square-foot wing from JDL Investments for 15 years and replace 12 existing beds and add 28 beds; $3 million.

Vibra Transitional Care Center, Lincoln Park: Open a nursing home with 20 special pool beds for those with spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries; $2.7 million.

Romeo Continuing Care Inc., Romeo: Relocate the 33-bed facility to the newly constructed, 25,000-square-foot facility and become Romeo Nursing Center; $2.5 million.

Filings approved:

Eastwood Convalescent Center, Detroit: Move to a new building and add 66 beds to create a 138-bed facility; $10.1 million.

William Beaumont Hospital, Troy: Add one Elektra Infinity MRT unit; $5.9 million.

By: Meghana Keshavan, Crain’s Detroit Business