The Bright stuff: Brighton Center for Specialty Care set to enhance organization’s reach

July 31, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership,

The Brighton Center for Specialty Care is scheduled to welcome its first patients on Sept. 4.

In just over a month, patients and families will set foot for the first time in the Brighton Center for Specialty Care (BCSC), a state-of-the-art facility that will bring dozens of Michigan Medicine specialties to Livingston County.

While construction of the large, 296,000-square-foot building is now complete, the finishing touches will be applied throughout the month of August, with the facility scheduled to open on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

“This project has been years in the making and we’re incredibly excited to finally be nearing the finish line,” said Kathy Herron, associate director of the new facility. “When we open our doors, we will be providing world-class care to so many of our patients right in their own community.”

Extraordinary care, convenient location

Experts at BCSC will offer more than 50 adult and pediatric specialties, from radiation oncology to orthopaedics to vascular surgery.

There will be 153 exam rooms, 33 treatment rooms, six short stay rooms and four operating rooms for outpatient procedures.

“We will be able to provide so many of the extraordinary services currently offered in Ann Arbor, but in a much more convenient location for those who live near Brighton,” said John Wei, M.D., medical director for the BCSC. “In order to do this, we’ve put together a diverse and talented team of faculty and staff who will be ready to go from Day One.”

Indeed, more than 400 full-time employees will help run the BCSC and on-site training is set to begin in early-to-mid August.

‘A pillar in the community’

Michigan Medicine has set a goal of impacting more than 3.5 million lives across the state of Michigan, and BCSC goes a long way in helping to reach that target.

“The current Brighton Health Center offers 19 specialties. Most of those units — along with dozens more — will now be housed at BCSC, allowing Michigan Medicine to play a much bigger role in the area,” said Herron, who added that general pediatrics, general medicine and obstetrics and gynecology will remain at the original location.

Representatives from the new health center — located at 7500 Challis Rd. in Brighton — has already begun reaching out to surrounding community members. Local radio spots and billboards are in place to get the word out, and Michigan Medicine will set up tables and booths at community events such as the Brighton Fine Arts and Acoustic Music Festival from Aug. 3-5.

“We are committed to becoming a pillar in this community,” Herron said. “We want people to know that they can get the best care possible in their own backyard. And all of us at BCSC are thrilled to be able to carry that care out.”

 To learn more about the Brighton Center for Specialty Care and the services it will provide, click here.