McLaren’s first major project in what was to become a $1.3 Billion capital improvement program was at McLaren’s Port Huron campus. McLaren Port Huron entrusted Kramer Management Group with the leadership of their largest capital project ever, renovating and expanding Port Huron Hospital, a medical campus serving the St. Clair region since 1882. The facility was in dire need of attention and joining the McLaren system in 2014 enabled the investment and commitment to re-establish the center as a state-of-the-art hospital. KMG helped McLaren leaders competitively select the architect through a creative design competition. The project incorporated LEAN design and construction techniques, including utilization of prefabrication and design-assist trader praters in the early stages of the design process.
KMG supported McLaren with obtaining all appropriate approvals and took the lead in negotiating the cost-sharing component of a new DTE substation. KMG’s expertise in the power industry ensured that McLaren’s best interests were incorporated and DTE was able to provide long term stability at a very low cost. KMG led budget, change management and invoicing processes to keep the client well-informed at every stage of the project, and provided quality control, daily onsite representation. KMG also managed McLaren’s procurement and installation of equipment, furniture, fixtures, and technology, and managed consultants.
The newly renovated and expanded hospital now provides cancer treatment in the 17,500 square foot Karmanos Cancer Center, equipped with private infusion bays—including one designed to keep children entertained and comfortable when they need to be with loved ones receiving services—for patients, radiation oncology exam rooms, a linear accelerator and CT simulation. There is a new 180,000 square foot interventional platform, which includes new expanded emergency observation and lab areas and central sterile departments, four state-of-the-art operating rooms, and expanded 18-bed ICU department, and 72 new private patient rooms. Once the addition was completed and occupied, sleep rooms were added, the mother-baby unit was upgraded, and a new heart center with cardiac observation unity and an additional catheterization lab was added. And in an effort to increase patient comfort, all patient rooms at McLaren Port Huron were made private. The massive project included new electrical and HVAC infrastructure and exterior envelope improvements.
As a result, McLaren Port Huron is now positioned to provide exceptional service and patient care for decades to come, and Kramer Management Group is proud to have served as a critical and trusted partner in their work.