DEARBORN, Mich. – Less than two years after breaking ground, officials from Oakwood, Midwest Health System and REDICO Development Company, together with local dignitaries, celebrated the grand opening of the Midwest Medical Center at 4700 Schaefer Rd. in downtown east Dearborn.
Located within the new Dearborn Town Center development, the Midwest Medical Center will provide citizens of Dearborn,Detroit and southeast Michigan with comprehensive healthcare services including: 24-hour walk-in urgent care, primary and multi-specialty medical care, state-of-the-art imaging technologies, and on-site laboratory and pharmacy, operating rooms, enhanced corporate health and occupational medicine programs, as well as a restaurant and retail amenities. The facility will officially open for patient service on Jan. 3, 2011.
Brian Connolly of Oakwood Healthcare and Dr. Mark Saffer of Midwest Health Clinic were joined by Dearborn Mayor Jack O’Reilly, Jr., Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, and Dale Watchowski of REDICO Development Company to celebrate the completion of the building project.
“For more than 30 years, Oakwood and Midwest have worked side by side as separate organizations, serving the needs of the residents of southeastern Michigan,” said Brian Connolly, President and CEO, Oakwood Healthcare, Inc. (OHI).
“Today, by welcoming Midwest to the Oakwood family, we are better able to meet the needs of those who come to us for care. Our patients and the community at large will be well served by this new facility and the advanced technology and specialty services provided here,” said Connolly.
Midwest is part of a multi-specialty corporation established by Dr. Mark Saffer in 1981, which was acquired by Oakwood in January 2009. Dr. Saffer, who has been recognized for his innovation of healthcare delivery models, oversees the day-to-day management of all Midwest facilities and will also lead the new Dearborn center.
“Midwest has changed and grown over the last three decades, but we’ve always remained true to our mission of providing world-class healthcare to the residents of southeast Michigan,” said Dr. Saffer. “Our partnership with Oakwood and the opening of this new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to further this mission and continue to provide the highest level of accessible care for all patients.”
The new Midwest Medical Center is one of several components of the new $80 million Dearborn Town Center development project. Oakwood and REDICO Development Company will jointly own the medical office development, which will span more than 125,000 square feet of the development, which also includes a five-level, 530-space public parking structure owned by the city of Dearborn. Future phases of the project include an assisted living facility for seniors and a multi-level building for retail and office space.