Downtown Grand Rapids has a concentration of health sciences and biomedical research facilities and organizations that have stimulated more than $2 billion in research, education, and healthcare infrastructure (Source: The Right Place).
Grand Rapids’ hospitals, research facilities, and academic institutions attract some of the world’s brightest minds and elite medical professionals. Each of these specialized institutions gives planners access to a valuable pool of medical leaders and experts that make impactful session and keynote speakers.
Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences Center is the only comprehensive neurological center of its kind in the country and offers patients access to fellowship trained physicians, specializing in epilepsy, spine and brain disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and overall nervous system care.
Women’s Health Center is the largest independent OB/GYN practice in West Michigan with a comprehensive array of services offered.
Research and Academic Institutions
Van Andel Institute (VAI) is an independent biomedical research institution that jump-started a multi-billion dollar investment in the Medical Mile. The medical-research facility is dedicated to research in cancer, Parkinson’s, and other chronic diseases.
MSU College of Human Medicine and the Secchia Center is home to more than 300 first- and second-year medical students and 20 principal investigators who research women’s health, Parkinson’s, and other chronic diseases.