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St. John Providence Breaks Ground on New 60,000-Square-Foot Outpatient Facility in Michigan

St. John Providence has begun construction on a $13.5 million, 60,000 sq.-ft. outpatient facility in Howell, Michigan. The new ambulatory care center, located at the Latson Rd. exit on I-96, will bring St. John Providence physicians and programs to one of the fastest growing areas in the state.

This new ambulatory center represents a successful partnership between St. John Providence and MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate, LLC, a national developer of ambulatory care and medical office buildings. The two organizations are working together to create a mixed-use campus that will be anchored by this new ambulatory care facility, expected to be completed in May 2017.

"When opened, our new outpatient medical center will expand health care options for residents in Howell and surrounding communities. Families will gain greater access to region-leading primary and specialty care, as well as support services like diagnostic imaging," said Joseph Hurshe, president, Providence-Providence Park Hospital. Providence-Providence Park Hospital has campuses in Novi and Southfield.

"We're also very proud to offer a convenient entry point to St. John Providence's outstanding Centers of Excellence. Our physician experts in heart and cancer care, orthopedics, and the neurosciences are among the best in the Midwest, and we're excited to make them more easily available to Livingston County communities. Our chief goal is to improve the health of Michigan families."

The new outpatient center is slated to house specialists in primary care, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, urology, pulmonology, and pediatrics; diagnostic imaging; lab and pharmacy; outpatient rehabilitation; wound care; and other services. According to Hurshe, "We want to extend our outstanding patient experience to a beautiful, efficient, ambulatory environment. Medcraft has been a great partner with our physicians and leaders to convert our vision into reality."

"Our team understands that our most important responsibility is to ensure that the facilities we develop improve the delivery of health care," said MedCraft Principal Eric Carmichael. "We offer unique facility planning capabilities and have project leaders who aren't afraid to challenge current practices and introduce new methods and models to ensure that our partners are successful." MedCraft has engaged Michigan-based resources including Diekema Hamann for architectural and engineering services and the CSM Group for construction services.

About St. John Providence - Ascension
St. John Providence is one of the largest providers of inpatient care in Michigan. St. John Providence is a ministry of Ascension Health. Ascension ( is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2015, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Approximately 160,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers serve in 2,000 sites of care – including 137 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

About MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate, LLC
MedCraft Healthcare Real Estate – formerly Frauenshuh HealthCare Real Estate Solutions – is a national leader in the development, financing and management of ambulatory care and medical office buildings. MedCraft focuses solely on healthcare real estate projects and has partnered with healthcare systems and physicians in more than 80 projects totaling $3 billion throughout their 32-year operating history. To learn more about MedCraft and its projects, visit


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