Southfield, Mich. – The Southfield Downtown Development Authority is partnering with several local employers and organizations on a phase one feasibility study for a new Medical Wellness Center within the DDA’s borders.
The study is slated to begin by late August and is being managed by KIRCO Health Partners, a healthcare real estate development and investment company. The goal of the phase one study is to determine whether the market can support such a center within the Southfield DDA area. KIRCO Health Partners has formed a strategic relationship with firms specializing in the clinical integration of traditional outpatient facilities and state of the art fitness centers.
The cost of the phase one study is being shared by the Southfield DDA, St. John Providence Hospital, Health Alliance Plan, Oakland County Medical Main Street, Farbman and Solo Development.
The phase one study is expected to take about 60 days to complete. At that point it will be determined whether a phase two study will be needed to help determine locations for a possible wellness center, along with other strategic details. The Southfield DDA and KIRCO Health Partners have already identified a few wellness center sites that would be considered if market demand is present.
“With all the people who live and work in and around the Southfield DDA we think our location is in an ideal place for a wellness center but we need to do our due diligence,” said Southfield DDA Executive Director Al Aceves. “It would also be a perfect fit for the DDA given our growing healthcare presence with an increasing number of physician offices, outpatient services and more.”
For more information on the plans for the phase one wellness center study, contact the Southfield DDA at 248-796-5190.