The Detroit Medical Center and Vanguard Health Systems will break ground today on a new Children’s Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center.

The nonprofit DMC and Nashville, Tennessee-based Vanguard say they’ve agreed to a joint venture to move forward with the project. It’ll be a five-floor, 105,000 square foot center on Beaubien.

Vanguard’s purchase agreement with the eight-hospital Detroit health system was extended last week to allow time for governmental approvals to be completed.

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