Petoskey, Michigan, USA
182,000 ft² | 16,910 ft² | 104 Beds


McLaren Northern Michigan is a regional hospital serving residents in 22 counties across northern Lower Michigan and the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. With more than 230 physicians, it represents nearly all medical and surgical specialties, enabling full-service care with an emphasis on cardiology, cancer, orthopedics and neurosciences.

The $158 million South Tower Addition project saw the 182,000 ft² / 16,910 ft² Offield Family Pavilion constructed and attached to the existing hospital, with connections on the basement level, ground floor, and second floor. The new space features a new main entrance with a grand lobby, 10 state-of-the-art operating room suites with 4k technology, 92 private patient rooms, a new expanded ICU, new cardiovascular unit and a new orthopedic surgical unit.

HCR was selected to provide a full range of relocation services in support of the project, including Building & Staff Readiness Planning, Patient Relocation Planning, Patient Transfer Coordination, Asset Relocation Planning, Physical Relocation of Assets, Off-Site Warehousing, Installation of Owner Purchased/Owner Installed Equipment, IT Roll-Out and Consolidation Planning.

HCR spent nearly 2 years working closely with the facility to plan for the transition, ensuring that new the building was properly outfitted and staff were prepared to provide care in it. HCR arranged for the provision of off-site warehousing, which received, inspected, documented and safely stored all new purchases. HCR coordinated deliveries to site and completed the installation of nearly 3,000 new non-medical items, medical items and IT devices over one week in June 2021. Once ready for occupancy, HCR relocated all equipment, furniture, IT, health records, staff contents, supplies, and other contents from the existing hospital into the new tower. These moves were completed over one week in mid-August 2021. The patient transfer was performed on the final day of the move and saw patients safety transferred into the new pavilion.