Beginning Tuesday, May 8, construction started on a 15-month renovation project at Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. The Promise Project is the next significant step in an initiative that represents an additional $9 million investment in local community care by Sparrow Health System.

The affiliation between HGB and Sparrow also has provided for new technology, an AL!VE expansion, additional orthopedic services and the opening of a family practice location in Eaton Rapids.

“We look forward to continuing to build upon the successes Sparrow and Hayes Green Beach have already achieved together as we are establishing mutually beneficial collaborations among HGB and Sparrow Health System to deliver benchmark-level care to Eaton County residents,” said Dennis Swan, President & CEO, Sparrow Health System.

The Promise Project renovations will replace outdated facilities, move several services, expand the surgery department, and create a modernized campus that will become a distinctive gateway for the Charlotte community. The project is expected to finish in October 2019, when HGB will become Sparrow Eaton Hospital, a full member of Sparrow Health System.

“As we continue to merge investments to integrate, optimize and grow clinical services, and achieve aspirational goals in quality and patient experience, our affiliation with Sparrow will help us create more value for those we serve and further expand our reach in Eaton County,” said Matthew W. Rush, FACHE, President & CEO, Hayes Green Beach.

HGB celebrates 85 years serving the greater Charlotte community in 2018. As the hospital observes this next milestone, it will also honor its heritage and long history of providing local health care. During its fall Gala, HGB will open the first phase of Heritage Hall as part of The Promise Project, which will transform the entrances of the main campus into spaces devoted to telling the story of the hospital’s past. This commemorative effort is led by the “Friends of Heritage Hall,” a group of local community members.

“Heritage Hall will be available for all to experience and celebrate HGB as a historical landmark,” said Barbara Fulton, Director of Community Development, Hayes Green Beach.

HGB will celebrate its 85th birthday, the opening of Heritage Hall, and its evolution to becoming Sparrow Eaton Hospital at its annual Gala, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.

Article submitted by HGB.