Holland Hospital: Nine Decades of Care

Holland Hospital opened its doors to its first patient in 1917, beginning a long legacy of providing high-quality, compassionate health care for the people of Holland and the surrounding communities.

In the 90-plus years since, the hospital has undergone many changes and expansions to get to its current standing as one of the top 100 hospitals in America.

In 1927, "Holland City Hospital," as it was then known, was moved to a stately, brick building on Michigan Avenue, where it opened with 48 beds. Thirty years later, the first floors of Holland Hospital's six-story bed tower were built, with the top two floors added in 1969.

Holland Hospital's footprint continued to grow along with the needs of the growing population. From 2004-2007, the original “1927 building” was demolished to make way for a 90,000-square-foot expansion that added a ground-level Intensive Care/Telemetry Unit, larger Emergency Department, new Special Care Nursery, and an expansive visitors entrance. (Many community members still have a memorial brick salvaged from the 1927 building.)

In 2013, the 23,400-square-foot Spine & Orthopedics Unit added a new second floor to the front of the hospital. At the same time, the hospital embarked on a new venture that showcases the collaborative relationship between health care providers in the region: the Spectrum Health Heart & Vascular Center. The new building, opened on Holland Hospital's main campus in 2014, provides offices for West Michigan Heart, a member of Spectrum Health.

Residents are offered convenient access to hospital services at numerous off-site locations. The Lakeshore Medical Campus in north Holland has an Urgent Care clinic open seven days a week, as well as lab, radiology and rehabilitation services. In 2010, the Holland Hospital Medical Building opened next to I-196 in Zeeland to improve access to physicians and services east of the hospital. A second Urgent Care, open 7 days a week, is also located at the Zeeland location.
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