While contractors work to finish the new Bronson South Haven Hospital in time for its opening in April, ground was broken this month for a new building on the hospital campus that will be home to Bronson Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine and Bronson Surgical Services.

The two services, which have outgrown their current space at the hospital, will move to their own new facility in the fall, according to hospital officials. The new medical facility is being built just north of the new Bronson South Haven Hospital.

“We are excited to be investing in another new facility on our healthcare campus to accommodate the growing need for wound and surgical services in Van Buren County,” said Dr. Matthew Dommer, chief operating officer and vice president of medical affairs for Bronson South Haven Hospital. “Like our new hospital, this building will offer a state-of-the-art healing environment, as well as improve door-to-door access for wound patients with mobility issues.”

The new 4,500-square-foot building will have four exam rooms, a large hyperbaric treatment room with two chambers, and increased workspace for staff. It will be accessible from the hospital’s main driveway off Blue Star Highway, with parking adjacent to the building. There will also be a separate entrance for those being transported by ambulance.

Bronson is partnering with Matthei & Colin Associates, LLC and Elzinga & Volkers, Inc., on the design and construction of the building. Both firms are also engaged in the design and construction of the new hospital. Trade partners will include site work by Compton, Inc., electrical by Allied Electrical, Inc., and mechanical by Mall City Mechanical, Inc.

The target date for Bronson Wound Center & Hyperbaric Medicine and Bronson Surgical Services to begin seeing patients in the new facility is Nov 1.

Updates on the project will be posted at bronsonhealth.com/southhaven.