LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, and Rep. Phil Green, R-Mayville, invited Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and administration officials to join them in Caro to learn more about the importance of the Caro Psychiatric Hospital.
Their invitation came in response to the administration’s recent decision to halt the $115 million renovation to the hospital that began last year.
“We hope that the governor will find the time to see firsthand the importance of the Caro Center project,” Daley said. “We are confident that she will be able to see just how important this hospital is — not only to the patients, staff, and residents of Caro, but also to the entire mid-Michigan community.”
The current Caro Psychiatric Hospital has been active in the Tuscola County community for over 100 years. According to a study conducted by the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation, the center directly impacts over 700 jobs.
“We believe that Caro is the best place for the new psychiatric hospital. A delay in construction would mean a delay in available medical care and the delay of 200 new beds to serve patients,” Green added. “We look forward to hearing from the governor and hope to arrange a meeting in the district.”
The administration and the Department of Health and Human Services are expected to make a recommendation on the project’s future by the end of June.