Mercy Health's new Muskegon campus is celebrating a milestone in the building process on Thursday, Oct. 26.

A topping off ceremony was held on Thursday evening when the final steel beam was placed on the top of the tenth floor.

"I can't believe that it was almost a year ago that we were out here for the groundbreaking," says Roger Spoelman of Mercy Health.

The $271 million project was originally calling for just nine floors, however, a tenth was added for future use as a medical and surgical floor.

"It's really the culmination of 20 years of consolidating health systems in Muskegon and bringing three different hospitals together," says Spoelman.

The 267-bed medical center will bring all the medical and surgical services under one roof in Muskegon.

"It represents a solution to the confusion of not knowing where to go and it really simplifies life for patients, care-givers and physicians," says Spoelman.

It is expected to open in June of 2019.

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