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January 17, 2008

Expansion of University of Michigan Health System services in the Brighton/Livingston area

Ann Arbor, MI – To best serve the health needs of the greater Brighton community and meet their increasing need for outpatient clinical and diagnostic services, the U-M Health System is proposing to expand services to the communities in Livingston County.

The Health System has an agreement to purchase 32.47 acres of land on the south side of Challis Road, west of Karl Greimel Drive, near its existing Brighton Health Center, and received approval today from the U-M Board of Regents to complete the purchase.

The new location will allow the Health System to meet the needs of Livingston County residents for specialty care and other health related services.

An expansion of services would provide patients with a more convenient, therapeutic environment, with access to advanced treatments and clinical trials close to where they live. The existing Brighton Health Center offers comprehensive primary care for people of all ages, a blood drawing station, general imaging and mammography. Examples of the specialty services in place now include diabetes care, a spine program, sports medicine, cardiovascular medicine, urology and pulmonary medicine.

Kellogg Eye Center on Whitmore Lake Road offers comprehensive ophthalmology, contact lens and low vision services in additon to specialty eye care for cornea, cataract, pediatrics and refractive surgery. An optical shop is conveniently located on the premises.  

In addition, our Survival Flight air ambulance service has a base at Livingston County Airport, with a Bell 430 helicopter and a team of pilot and flight nurses stationed there 24 hours a day. This base has been open since early 2004 and means that Livingston County residents and others can be transported to U-M or other hospitals within 10 minutes. Survival Flight helicopters are essentially mobile trauma centers and intensive care units, complete with state-of-the-art lifesaving technology and the latest navigational equipment that allow them to fly safely in all types of weather situations.

Doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from the U-M Health System have been providing care to the area since 1983.  

Follow this link for more information about the current Brighton Health Center is available and in future months we will be providing details about the advanced treatments and services coming to the Brighton/Livingston area as well.


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