Construction is underway on the new Bronson South Haven Hospital, South Haven, Mich. The $22 million, two-story, 52,000-square-foot facility is being built directly east of the existing hospital. The exterior of the new hospital will combine clean and modern architecture with stone porcelain tile and brick tones that coordinate with the exterior of the nearby Bronson Wellness Center.

Expanses of tinted glass windows and modern metal details round out the exterior and reflect the signature design style of Bronson facilities. A curved drive will lead patients and visitors to the front of the hospital where an angled canopy and glass curtain wall create an identifiable main entrance.

The new hospital is expected to exceed minimum Energy Code Building Requirements through use of energy efficient LED lighting, high performance low E coated glass, indoor air quality improvements, and building material resource conservation. Low volatile organic compound (VOC) materials and use of material with high recyclable content will also be used.

Elzinga & Volkers, Inc., a firm based in Holland, Mich., is providing design and construction for the new hospital. During the project, more than 40 building trades companies and 1,000+ individual tradespeople are expected to be involved in building the new Bronson South Haven Hospital. Construction is expected to be completed in December 2020.

Photo courtesy of Bronson Healthcare