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Pine Rest Is In The Midst Of New Construction For Inpatient Services

It’s the first new clinical construction in more than eight years. Construction on the Pine Rest main campus in Cutlerville started in January 2012 and will be completed by September 2012.

The adult inpatient unit will become a new wing of the Van Andel Center hospital building at 300 68th Street. Located between the adult south and adult east inpatient units, the new wing will measure 20,417 square feet and includes 22 inpatient beds: four single barrier-free rooms, six single rooms and six semi-private rooms.

It will be dedicated to the treatment and care of patients with co-occurring disorders, making it one of only a couple of specialty treatment units in the country. Pine Rest has seen an increase in the incidence of co-occurring, substance abuse and mental illness, disorders in our current patients across our adult units.

The new inpatient unit allows Pine Rest to further its model of care by creating a comfortable, state of the art, safe and therapeutic environment for patients under the duress of mental illness and substance abuse.

Investments in new technology for mobile computers and phones allows staff members to be more integrated with patients and give them more efficient tools to do their job. This will be one of only a few units in the country focused on specialty-level treatment of co-occurring disorders.

The completed 22-bed facility in the Van Andel Center will first be used as a staging unit during the 12-month construction and renovation of the Mulder Center units. This provides a strategic opportunity to expand the Pine Rest healing ministry without taking any patient beds off-line or displacing current staff in the process.

The Mulder Center will undergo major construction. The Van Andel Cook Center for Dementia and Geriatric Behavioral Health, which will house the Older Adult 26-bed inpatient unit, and the Mulder West 22-bed inpatient unit will both be rebuilt.

Once the Mulder Center units are completed, the Van Andel Center unit will open to co-occurring disorders patients in January 2014.

Beam Signing Ceremony

March 20, 2012

2 – 4 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. short program

300 68th Street

Grand Rapids, MI 49548


About Pine Rest

Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16 outpatient locations throughout West Michigan and two in Iowa. Pine Rest achieved a historic milestone in June 2010 when the organization marked 100 years of service to the greater Grand Rapids and national community.