Hospital opens new cancer treatment center

January 11, 2024

Drew Dostal, president of Ludington hospital and Corewell Health Northwest Regional Market leader, left, talks with Scott Ward, president of West Shore Community College.

Hospital opens new cancer treatment center

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

LUDINGTON — Corewell Health Ludington Hospital officially opened the region’s newest cancer treatment center today. A ribbon cutting and open house was held at Crane Haven Cancer Center, located on the northeast side of the hospital, the original location of the emergency department.

The hospital broke ground on the $5.47 million project in November 2022. Corewell Health Foundation Ludington Hospital contributed $1.6 million of locally-raised funds including $250,000 from the hospital’s volunteers. The name Crane Haven Cancer Care Center was chosen by the major donor family, which wishes to remain anonymous.

The cancer center was previously located in the hospital medical office building. The new facility saw an increase from 3,700 square feet to 5,100 square feet. The project was one of two simultaneous construction projects that have taken place at the hospital over the last two years. The other included complete reconstruction of medical, surgical and critical care inpatient units with private rooms, each with individual restroom and shower, which is scheduled to be completed in spring of 2025.

Crane Haven Cancer Care Center include seven spacious infusion bays for patients, plus one enclosed infusion bay for complete privacy if needed; each bay has a view of the new healing garden along with a chair complete with massager and a private television screen; a healing garden for serenity and peacefulness, with flowering trees and beautiful plants; a patient salon for hairstyling and make-up, wigs and scarves; a patient massage and acupuncture space; a patient and family resource library with room for private consults; and improved ergonomic design with more efficient workflow for care team.

Crane Haven Cancer Care Center will serve adult patients for a wide variety of oncology and hematology needs. However, radiation therapy is available through Corewell Health both in Reed City and Grand Rapids

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