Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is moving its Urgent Care from inside the hospital to a separate facility at 616 Meijer Drive. The new location, which will open Monday, April 1, will be in the same medical office as HGB’s orthopedic and internal medicine practices; across the street from the Charlotte Meijer. The building is adjacent to I-69 and offers improved patient accessibility. It will also feature state-of-the-art technology and facilities, including on-site x-ray.
The move of the urgent care facilities is the next step of The Promise Project, the renovation project HGB announced in May 2018. The initiative represents a $9 million investment in local care by Sparrow Health System. HGB will become a Sparrow community hospital – Sparrow Eaton Hospital – in October 2019. The Promise Project replaces outdated facilities, moves several services and creates a more modernized campus.
The part of the hospital that currently houses the Urgent Care, which is approximately 60 years old, will be demolished later this year. Moving to a new location now ensures there will be minimal disruption to Patient care. HGB Urgent Care will be closed Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31, to facilitate the move.
“We explored many options as we decided where the Urgent Care would most benefit our community,” said Matt Rush, HGB President and CEO. “The new location on Meijer Drive improves accessibility for all potential Eaton County Patients who need the services of a convenient urgent care facility.”
Patients will continue to be able to make convenient online reservations at hgbhealth.com/UrgentCare for HGB Urgent Care appointments after the move.
“If your primary care provider is unavailable, HGB Urgent Care can provide the immediate health care needed until an appointment is available with your own doctor or provider,” said Tammy Merritt, HGB executive director of physician services. “However, if it is an emergency, make sure to visit the nearest emergency room rather than waiting for an appointment.”\
There are certain symptoms when it is imperative to head directly to an emergency department, including chest pain, shortness of breath, bleeding that won’t stop with pressure, prolonged vomiting and severe pain. An urgent care can address symptoms such as minor lacerations, infections, sprains or strains, rashes and flu symptoms when a primary care provider is not available.
“We are pleased to be able to maintain our comprehensive services and excellence in care to meet our community’s needs, even during renovations,” Rush said. “Our affiliation with Sparrow continues to help us create more value for those we serve and further expand our reach in Eaton County.”
Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital has been the Charlotte community’s choice for health care for 85 years. HGB is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com.