Save The Caro Center

Dear Fellow Michiganders,

Governor Whitmer’s administration recently made the shocking decision to halt state-funding to the Caro Center. The planned hospital would replace current buildings and offer a safe, clean hospital for 200 patients. The current facility can only hold 79 patients due to its aging infrastructure. 

Currently, the Caro Psychiatric Center serves the entire Upper Peninsula, northeast Michigan and the Thumb, stretching as far south as Macomb County. The Center serves as the ideal location to start delivering the mental health solutions our state needs.

The Caro Psychiatric Center, which has been a staple of the Tuscola County community for over 100 years. According to an economic impact study conducted by the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation, the Caro Center contributed a total of 747 regional jobs and a total regional economic impact of $53,735,531 as of 2017. As the second largest employer in the county, the impact that the hospital has on the community cannot be overstated.

The renovations that were halted by Governor Whitmer were a result of $115 million renovation project approved by the state that spanned multiple administrations and broke ground last year. Stopping the renovations would not only compromise the availability of mental health treatment for those who need it, but would also be a waste of already spent tax payer dollars.

Will you stand with us? 

Will you stand with us? 

Dear Fellow Michiganders,

Governor Whitmer’s administration recently made the shocking decision to halt state-funding to the Caro Center. The planned hospital would replace current buildings and offer a safe, clean hospital for 200 patients. The current facility can only hold 79 patients due to its aging infrastructure. 

Currently, the Caro Psychiatric Center serves the entire Upper Peninsula, northeast Michigan and the Thumb, stretching as far south as Macomb County. The Center serves as the ideal location to start delivering the mental health solutions our state needs.

The Caro Psychiatric Center, which has been a staple of the Tuscola County community for over 100 years. According to an economic impact study conducted by the Tuscola County Economic Development Corporation, the Caro Center contributed a total of 747 regional jobs and a total regional economic impact of $53,735,531 as of 2017. As the second largest employer in the county, the impact that the hospital has on the community cannot be overstated.

The renovations that were halted by Governor Whitmer were a result of $115 million renovation project approved by the state that spanned multiple administrations and broke ground last year. Stopping the renovations would not only compromise the availability of mental health treatment for those who need it, but would also be a waste of already spent tax payer dollars.

What’s Happening 

Having a state hospital in Tuscola County generates about $54 million in revenue for the area from the employment of 349 staff and from 398 other jobs that indirectly benefit from the center.

The Caro Psychiatric Hospital’s construction was already underway. If the governor stands by her decision to defund the project, $3 million taxpayer dollars will be immediately wasted on Caro’s existing construction progress. 

The relocation of the facility, which employs roughly 350 people, would devastate the region, disrupt patients and break promises made by the previous administration. 

The Project So Far….

  • Extensive research clearly documented that putting this new hospital in the current location was the right decision, not only for residents of Caro, Tuscola County, and the entire region but importantly for all Michiganders.
  • $3 million dollars of taxpayer money has already been spent on the project that will go to absolute waste if the project does not continue. 
  • The Caro Center facility has been in operation here for over 100 years and is the second largest employer in Tuscola County. The local schools, businesses, and families are dependent on it remaining here.

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