On a beautiful, sunny September 20, 2016 morning, Mercy Health Muskegon celebrated a very special groundbreaking event to mark the beginning of the construction phase of the new, $271M medical center in Muskegon. Hundreds of community members, dignitaries, elected officials and colleagues gathered in support for this transformational milestone, which will become part of Mercy Health Muskegon’s new legacy.
Donors form the community enjoyed a lunch provided by the Mercy Health Muskegon Philanthropy office, and the Team Club hosted a tent for colleagues who have donated to the hospital campaign. Currently, over $6.3M has been raised toward the $10M goal.
Various groups were involved in the physical groundbreaking – shoveling dirt and celebrating the start of the construction project, including Mercy Health Muskegon and regional board members, event program speakers, the Fazakerley family, Osteopathic Foundation board members, Philanthropy Council Executive Committee members, the Regional Executive Leadership Team, Mercy Health Muskegon’s Senior Leadership Team, Legislative Members / Dignitaries, Project Committees, and the Volunteer Board.
Over the past three years, Mercy Health Muskegon has taken an extraordinary journey to imagine and design an exceptional hospital facility. The new medical center project will ensure that strong, regional health care, with ready access to a wide variety of medical specialists, is available. The groundbreaking represents an historic day and a significant investment in our community’s health care.
Thank you to all of the teams who were involved in the successful planning of this event, and especially to our Mercy Campus colleagues who put our community first by parking offsite and bussing in for their shifts on this historic day.
See gallery of some of the highlights below, and view the media links for the news coverage of this historic day for Muskegon:
We garnered much media attention– here’s just a sampling: