McLaren Oakland breaks ground on $35 million Oxford freestanding ER, campus renovation and expansion

OXFORD, Mich.—McLaren Oakland, which has served the health care needs of the Oxford community for many years, will be breaking ground on an extensive $35 million renovation of the hospital’s Oxford health care campus. While adding treatment space to increase service offerings, the expansion project is highlighted by the addition of a freestanding emergency department.

Breaking ground in late-April, construction is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2024, with the facility’s offices remaining open and accepting patients during renovation.

“McLaren Oakland has had a long and proud partnership with the Oxford community, and it’s a bond that has strengthened mightily over the past couple of years,” said Tracey Franovich, McLaren Oakland President and CEO. “Our goal is more than expanding services at the Oxford campus, but to increase the community’s access to care by bringing a variety of specialists to the area and provide for its overall wellbeing. This is a project long in the making, and we’re all excited about what it will mean for Oxford.”

Located along Lapeer Road, renovation of the McLaren Oakland Oxford campus will modernize the existing facility while also increasing square footage to allow for additional services, bolstering the location’s offerings to provide convenient access to specialty services alongside its existing primary care and other frequently used services, such as lab and imaging.

“This project is more than the renovation of an existing facility,” said Chad Grant, McLaren Health Care Chief Operating Officer. “This is an investment in the Oxford community and a commitment to its population that McLaren considers itself part of this community and is dedicated to ensuring it has access to the level of health care it deserves.”

Adds Oxford Township Supervisor Jack Curtis, “This is an enormous step forward for our township. Over the years, access to health care services in Oxford has not kept pace with the community’s continuing growth. People should not have to travel 15 or 20 miles to receive the care they need. McLaren’s new ambulatory care center will help fill the gap and improve our quality of life. McLaren’s decision to reinvest in Oxford by upgrading its facility, expanding its services, and renewing its commitment to our residents is worthy of celebration. McLaren isn’t just another health care provider—it’s a true community partner and we value that. Oxford welcomes this project with open arms.”

McLaren Oakland operates a Level II trauma center and emergency department at its main campus in downtown Pontiac. It also provides the Village of Clarkston with emergency services at its McLaren Clarkston campus, similar to the freestanding ER that will soon be serving Oxford. Following examination and stabilization, patients in Clarkston and Oxford can be quickly and conveniently transported to McLaren Oakland to receive the advanced level of care they require.

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About McLaren Oakland
McLaren Oakland is a 318-bed medical center that provides primary and specialty healthcare services to the greater Pontiac and Oakland County community. Founded in 1953, McLaren Oakland has grown to a comprehensive medical community that includes outpatient facilities in Clarkston and Oxford, in addition to an inpatient hospital in Pontiac providing a range of clinical services including emergency and trauma care, cardiology, cancer services, minimally invasive robotic surgery and orthopedic services. With a network of more than 300 physicians, McLaren Oakland owns a network of employed physician offices throughout Oakland County and a nursing home in Lake Orion. McLaren Oakland is a Level II verified trauma center and an accredited stroke center. McLaren Oakland offers ACGME accredited residency and fellowship programs in anesthesiology, diagnostic radiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, and transitional year, in addition to a CPME accredited podiatry program. Learn more at

About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a $6.6 billion, fully integrated health care delivery system committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals in Michigan, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 732,838 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 53 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. McLaren has 28,000 full-, part-time and contracted employees and more than 113,000 network providers throughout Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Learn more at