Great Lakes Specialty Hospital

WelcomePhotoGreat Lakes Specialty Hospital combines the specialized expertise of a large hospital with the personalized attention of a smaller setting.

Occasionally, patients in the hospital have a need for a longer acute care stay due to their illness, multiple injuries, trauma, or medical complications. The unique medical needs of these types of patients require more intensive, focused hospital care for optimal recovery. Great Lakes Specialty Hospital is designed specifically to meet the needs of these types of extended acute care patients.

What makes Great Lakes Specialty Hospital unique is our multi-disciplinary team that collaboratively establishes individualized treatment plans focused on the most progressive clinical outcomes.

Our team includes: physicians, nursing respiratory therapists, occupational and speech therapists nutritionist pharmacist case managers. Along with our team approach and individualized treatment plans, patients benefit from clinical programs of excellence specific to their medical needs.

Great Lakes Specialty Hospital is proud of our clinical outcomes including successfully weaning a large percentage of our patients from their ventilators. Our success is due to a team of dedicated board certified pulmonologists that utilize ventilator weaning protocols for their patients, resulting in optimal outcomes. Our Wound Care Program features a Certified Wound and Ostomy Care Nurse (WOCN) available 5 days a week and a team based approach that has demonstrated optimal clinical outcomes.

Each patient is also assigned a case manager who will guide their case from admission through discharge. The case manager is available to answer questions, assist with insurance and to plan a safe, timely and appropriate discharge. Great Lakes Specialty Hospital is Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited. We participate with most major health insurers.

We are located on the 3rd floor of Mercy Health Partners - Hackley Campus and the 5th floor of Saint Mary's Healthcare, which allows us seamless transition of patients.

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To make a referral, please call (231) 728-5837 or (616) 965-8700.


Core Services
Services vary by location

  • 24-hour Respiratory Therapists
  • ACLS Certified Nursing Care
  • Case Management and Discharge Planning
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Daily Physician Visits
  • Dedicated Wound Care Specialists
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • In-house Dialysis
  • Individualized Care Plan
  • Laboratory Services
  • Multi-specialty Medical Staff
  • Patient / Family Education
  • Registered Dietician and Nutrition Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Specialized Monitoring & Equipment

Core Programs
Services vary by location

  • Pulmonary Conditions
  • Post-Trauma Care
  • Medically Complex
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Renal Disorders
  • Wound Care
  • Cardiac Conditions
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Vent Weaning

Our Admissions Coordinator will process your referrals to Great Lakes Specialty Hospital quickly and efficiently. An on-site evaluation of the patient will be completed by a Clinical Liaison within hours of the referral. The Clinical Liaison is your personal contact to Great Lakes Specialty Hospital. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide. Once an admission decision has been determined, the patient can often transfer the same day.

At Great Lakes Specialty Hospital, we are devoted to providing highly specialized and individualized care to all patients. We treat the whole patient - physically, emotionally, and socially. We recognize that having our patients and their families entrust us with their care is a privilege and an opportunity to make a difference in their lives. We are committed to high quality care, mutual respect, accountability, teamwork, and resourcefulness to help us achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.


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Great Lakes Specialty Hospital – Hackley Campus
1700 Clinton Street
South 3
Muskegon, MI 49443
(231) 728-5811
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Great Lakes Specialty Hospital – Grand Rapids Campus
200 S. Jefferson
South 5
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 965-8650
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Contact Phone Numbers
Admissions (Hackley):
(231) 728-5837
Case Management (Hackley):
(231) 728-5809
Human Resources (Hackley):
(231) 728-5806
Nurses' Station (Hackley):
(231) 728-5812
Admissions (Grand Rapids):
(616) 965-8700
Case Management (Grand Rapids):
(616) 965-8611
Human Resources (Grand Rapids):
(616) 965-8703
Nurses' Station (Grand Rapids):
(616) 965-8650

Hospital Visiting Hours
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Grand Rapids
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Take US 31 to the Laketon Avenue exit and head west (1.7 miles). There is a main entrance for hospital parking from Laketon Avenue.
(Grand Rapids)
Take US 131 North or South to Wealthy Street exit. Go East on Wealthy to first turnaround ending up going North on Jefferson to hospital at 200 Jefferson SE. Parking is provided at main entrance.

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