McLaren Greater Lansing

Over 100 Years of Greater Care

One century. That's how long McLaren Greater Lansing has proudly and compassionately served our community. McLaren's dedication to the region began in the fall of 1913, when a 10-bed county facility opened its doors to care for those afflicted with tuberculosis.

As Greater Lansing grew over the decades, so did our hospital. Wood and nails became girder and steel, wings became towers, and the 10-bed facility grew into what we are today: a 239-bed health care campus that provides compassionate care and medical innovation to our community.

Below is a brief history of our hospital, and to the left you'll find expert services that we offer our community today.

McLaren Greater Lansing Milestones

patient and nurse

2022 First patients transferred to the new hospital. All patients safely relocated in approximately six hours.

aerial of new hospital campus

2021 Construction of the new state-of-the art McLaren Greater Lansing complete.

medical services building ground breaking

2021 Medical Services Building ground breaking.

dedication of Chi Drive

2021 Dedication of Chi Drive.

Karmanos Cancer Institute Lansing ground blessing

2020 McLaren Greater Lansing breaks ground on the new state-of-the-art cancer center and outpatient care center and holds a ceremony to bless the ground.

walgreens pharmacy mclaren lansing

2018 McLaren Health Care announces an innovative collaboration with Walgreens to expand access to quality, convenient and a ordable health care and pharmacy services throughout the state of Michigan.

photo of groundbreaking ceremony

2018 Officials from McLaren Health Care and Michigan State University hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for McLaren’s new $600 million health care campus, which will house a 240-bed state-of-the-art hospital, cancer center, outpatient care center and other facilities.

U.S. Map with michigan and indiana highlighted

2017 McLaren Health Care expands outside of Michigan into Indiana with the purchase of the Indiana Health Plan.

logo of Karmanos Cancer Institute

2014 The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute joins McLaren Health Care to form the largest cancer network in the state of Michigan, diagnosing and treating more than 12,500 new cancer cases each year.

Exterior of McLaren at 100 years

2013: McLaren Greater Lansing celebrates 100 years

2012: Ingham Regional Medical Center undergoes rebranding and takes new name: McLaren Greater Lansing

2007: Grand opening of Chi Heart & Surgery Center

2001: The 72-bed Ingham Regional Assisted Living facility opens

1997: A formal affiliation with McLaren Health Care commences

1991: The McRee Guest House opens its doors for families of hospitalized patients

1986: Breslin Cancer Center opens at Ingham Medical Center

1980: Nation's first arthroscopic surgery center opens at Ingham Medical Center

Greenlawn Avenue Campus

1974: Ingham Medical Hospital becomes Ingham Medical Center

open heart surgery patient 1966

1972: New hospital is completed and dedicated (Greenlawn Avenue campus)

1966: First open-heart surgery is performed to close a hole in a 15-year-old's heart

1960: Ingham County Chest Hospital becomes Ingham Medical Hospital, a 170-bed acute care facility

1959: McLaughlin Osteopathic Hospital moves to Pennsylvania Avenue and changes name to Lansing General Hospital

1958: Ingham County Chest Hospital receives accreditation from The Joint Commission on Hospital Accreditation

1954: Ingham County Tuberculosis Sanatorium becomes Ingham County Chest Hospital

1941: Drs. Lawrence Jarrett and Harriet Jarrett open the McLaughlin Osteopathic Hospital, and first baby is born

1930: A four-story brick building is constructed to accommodate 100 patients

1924: A 30-bed infirmary is built

1913: Ingham County Tuberculosis Sanatorium opens with 10-bed capacity