Novi Campus expands to better serve community

Ascension Providence Hospital, Novi Campus, is the destination for healthcare for thousands of families in metro Detroit’s western suburbs.

The campus began with an outpatient center in 1991, followed by the Assarian Cancer Center, a medical office building, the Novi Orthopaedic Center and Staybridge Suites hotel. A $229 million investment, including $8.6 million from philanthropy, enabled the opening of the inpatient hospital in 2008.

A consistent increase in emergency department visits, births, surgeries, orthopedic procedures and other services has created a demand for further campus growth. In 2014, a major phase of expansion began inside the hospital and across campus. Some projects are collaborations with partners, such as Rose Senior Living, DaVita Kidney Care and Novi Wellness. Others are funded solely with operating dollars.

An expansion campaign is in progress to raise $4.7 million to support hospital expansion, orthopedics growth, the Van Elslander Surgical Innovation Center, Pediatrics Unit improvements and the Rose Family Senior Assessment for Independent Living Center.

Hospital expansion

With patient volumes exceeding expectations, the first significant hospital expansion has taken place with the opening of 32 private patient rooms on the 5th floor, bringing the total bed count to 264. The new area is dedicated to orthopedic surgical patients and other medical surgical patients as needed. A 14th operating room was also added, and the Inpatient Pharmacy and Post Anesthesia Care Unit were renovated.

Other developments

  • The Van Elslander Surgical Innovation Center, which opened in 2015, features a $3.5 million bio-skills training facility, with classroom and lab space to train surgeons and medical staff on new surgical technologies and procedures.

  • The hospital is in the process of becoming certified as a Level II Trauma Center. This important designation requires trauma surgeons on call 24/7/365 as well as other medical staff, a quality assessment program and trauma prevention programs.

  • Ascension Medical Center, a new ambulatory center in Livingston County, opened in 2017. This facility expands healthcare options for residents in Howell and surrounding communities. It brings physicians, other caregivers and programs from Ascension Providence Hospital to one of the fastest-growing areas in Michigan.

Campus additions

  • The Davita Novi Kidney Center, with 21 dialysis stations and six rooms for home dialysis therapy training, is now open.

  • The Rose Senior Living community opened on the campus in 2017. It has 182 units—69 independent, 75 assisted living and 38 memory care.

All of these programs and facilities are helping to realize the vision of physicians, leaders, donors and community members for a comprehensive healthcare campus for the fast-growing western suburbs. Philanthropy continues to help make campus growth a reality. To learn how you can assist, please call 248-465-5000.