Granger Construction was selected as the Construction Management partner by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Department of Health and Human Services to construct a new 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Caro, Michigan.
The project team included partners from nationally recognized behavioral health designers (Arch+, IDS). Granger also expanded its network of specialty vendors for this field, including anti-ligature, anti-barricade and behavioral health products. The project implemented emerging trends of telehealth integration in the facility.
This new 127,000 SF facility replaced an existing, aging structure, bringing all support services under one roof to better meet long-term psychiatric care needs in Michigan.
- The majority of the new Caro Psychiatric Hospital is a single-story, with administration and training areas located on a second floor.
- The facility consists of four separate 25-bed patient units, with a downtown zone and two neighborhood spaces in a centralized location that houses various support spaces.
- A central nurse station is located at the core of each of the patient units, with views down each wing.
- Secure yards are provided between each of the two units at each end of the facility, while two unsecured yards are also provided for staff and patients.
- Four clinical staff office pods are located at the connector of each patient wing.
- Medical services and patient intake are located on the first floor along the main corridor that connects to the downtown zone, while the main entry, family visitation and legal services are adjacent to medical services.
- The building is oriented to provide views of the woods, meadow and river to as many patient rooms as possible, while other rooms have views of the interior garden courtyards.