Telegraph Road Corridor
Beaumont Urgent Care opens
Beaumont Urgent Care opened at 9870 Telegraph Road, just north of the hospital entrance earlier this year.
The City of Taylor was represented by City Clerk Cindy Bower, Economic Development Director George Sutherland and other staffers. Wayne County Commissioner Ray Basham was in attendance, as were many members of the Southern Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. SWCC President and CEO Ron Hinrichs served as master of ceremonies, and Beaumont President of Outpatient Services Connie O’Malley and WellStreet Regional Vice President Jim Ray each addressed the crowd.
Beaumont partnered with WellStreet Urgent Care, an Atlanta-based organization, to open up to 30 urgent care centers throughout the metro area by the end of this year. The aim is to help lower the cost of health care for consumers and employers. The network connects directly to Beaumont’s electronic records system to better coordinate care, and includes over 2.3 million patients. More than 40 percent of patients visiting urgency care centers do not have a primary care physician. One of the network’s goals is to drive that percentage down.
Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system and is the most preferred for health care in the tri-county area, according to National Research Corporation survey data. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Hospital and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan.
Beaumont Health has total net revenue of $4.5 billion and consists of eight hospitals with 3,429 beds, 187 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians, 38,000 employees and 3,500 volunteers. In 2017, Beaumont Health had 175,700 inpatient discharges, 17,800 births and 575,000 emergency visits.
Dissecting Taylor Over the DecadesTelegraph Road (US 24) is one of the busiest business routes in the Detroit metropolitan area, cutting Taylor in half as it travels directly through the heart of the Downriver region. Its origins range back to 1701, when Michigan's first transportation routes were lakes, rivers and Indian trails. When telegraph lines were installed southbound to Monroe and north to Pontiac, an accompanying maintenance road was labeled "Telegraph Road." Telegraph was eventually designated M-10, but that changed to M-24 in 1926 when the United States inaugurated its numbered highway system.
As the 'Graph took a more and more prominent role in southeastern Michigan travel, it because Taylor's main artery. The City's three large automotive dealerships, Taylor Ford, Taylor Chevrolet and Telegraph Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are all located on Telegraph, as is the community's newest retail center (Taylor Crossings Walmart Super Center, at Ecorse Road).
Beaumont Health's Taylor Campus, one of the City's largest employers and its only hospital, is also located on Telegraph Road.
Other key points of business on Telegraph Road include the Taylor Sportsplex, the largest and busiest municipal ice and indoor soccer facility Downriver, Hull Brothers Rentals (equipment rentals); Gardner White Furniture; Home Depot; Biker Bob's and the Michigan State Police Post.