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MacDonald secures funding for new hospital entrance in state budget

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald on Wednesday highlighted state funding in the approved fiscal year 2022 budget to help McLaren Macomb Hospital build a second entrance to the facility.

“As we crafted the state budget, we looked for smart investments to meet our present-day and future challenges, and this project meets both those criteria,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “The McLaren Macomb Hospital currently has only one entrance, which is off a residential road and regularly has dangerous backups during emergencies. As the hospital continues to grow and provide more services to the people of Macomb, this second entrance will allow more efficient and safer access to the facility.”

Senate Bill 82 is a general omnibus budget and includes $3 million to help McLaren Macomb Hospital build a new entrance on land it owns off South Groesbeck Highway, which is a main artery in Macomb County.

“We’re excited to learn that funds have been made available for this important project,” said Tom Brisse, president and CEO of McLaren Macomb. “As McLaren Macomb continues to expand services to meet the needs of our community, the addition of a second access point to our campus will help ensure the safety of our patients and staff, while minimizing traffic congestion on residential streets. Enhanced access to McLaren Macomb will benefit residents living nearby and throughout Macomb County.”

Clinton Township Supervisor Bob Cannon thanked MacDonald for helping secure the funding.

“My thanks to Senator Michael MacDonald for his work in securing funds for a vital project for McLaren Macomb’s campus,” said Cannon. “It will provide safety and security for generations here in Macomb County. We in Clinton Township could not be more pleased.”