McLaren Bay Region is announcing the opening Thursday of a new $28,000,000 medical office building in West Branch inside the renovated 86,000 square foot former K-Mart building on M-76.

It’ll feature a free standing state of the art emergency center with 10 private patient rooms. That includes two trauma/resuscitation rooms equipped with telehealth capabilities. It’ll be open 24/7.

Phase One of the project which has created 55  community jobs will also offer on-site imaging services like X-Ray,  C-T scanning and ultrasounds. Phase Two is to be completed later  this year adding more jobs plus specialty services. They range from cardiology, orthopedics and physical medicine to speech therapy and a 24 hour sleep center.

An open house is planned for December Second from 4 to 6 PM with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 4:30.