Fast Facts

Ground Breaking

  • As the largest county-owned nursing facility in Michigan, Grand Traverse Pavilions’ $30 million operation offers 240 licensed nursing beds, 78 assisted living apartments and 3 independent living apartments on its 28-acre campus.
  • Grand Traverse County has a long history serving the aged and infirmed, beginning in 1911 with the Boardman Valley Hospital (a.k.a. County Infirmary or poor farm) to Grand Traverse Medical Care in 1959, now known as Grand Traverse Pavilions since 1998.
  • Our community supported a 20-year millage to construct the Pavilions’ main building. However, Grand Traverse Pavilions has operated financially self-sufficient for over 30 years and currently does not rely on the allocation of county general funds or an operational millage.
  • Grand Traverse Pavilions, a non-profit organization, relies on the development efforts of its Foundation to supplement traditional funding sources to allow access to the Pavilions’ programs and services regardless on one’s ability to pay.
  • Founded in 1997, the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation is the fund-raising arm of The Pavilions.  The Foundation raises financial support to provide low-income seniors access to Pavilions’ programs and services and to make enhancements to the quality of life for all residents.
  • Since its inception, the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation has raised nearly $2 million in endowment funds to support the on-going operational needs of The Pavilions in order for it to carry out its mission of serving the most vulnerable citizens in our community - forever.
  • Created to serve the indigent population, about 70% of those residing in the Pavilions’ long-term care are Medicaid recipients.  As such, Grand Traverse Pavilions provides more than $4.5 million in uncompensated charity care annually as a benefit to our community.
  • With no public assistance for assisted living services, Grand Traverse Pavilions extends its mission to provide reduced rental subsidies through the financial support of its Foundation, so that residents can remain in the least restrictive setting possible.
  • As an Eden Alternative registered home, Grand Traverse Pavilions promotes quality of life to its residents by creating a human habitat where life revolves around close and continued contact with plants, animals and children. The Pavilions creates an elder-centered environment of loving companionship, meaningful activities and variety and spontaneity to combat the institutional plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
  • Grand Traverse Pavilions skilled nursing center isn’t just for long-term care residents. Opened in 2011, the dedicated Rehab Center is available for anyone needing short-term recovery from hospital to home.
  • With a professional staff of PTs, OTs and Speech Therapists, Grand Traverse Pavilions’ Rehab Center offers short-stay patients direct access to a gym with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, simulated living spaces, and an on-site 92-degree therapy pool so one can return home ASAP.
  • Although some 330 residents reside on the Pavilions’ campus in long-term care, assisted or independent living, Grand Traverse Pavilions serves many more through home and community-based programs like adult day care, outpatient therapy and aquatic wellness programs.
  • Through fund-raising efforts, Grand Traverse Pavilions’ fleet of vehicles, including two buses and an MV-1 Accessible Vehicle, have made it possible to meet the transportation needs of nearly 3,000 trips annually.  Our resident’s connection to the community through appointments, shopping and activities enhances their quality of life.
  • Grand Traverse Pavilions relies hundreds of individual and volunteer groups to provide about 11,000 hours of service annually.  Through their efforts, our resident’s quality of life in enhanced greatly.   Their service equates to an in-kind charitable gift of nearly $300,000.
  • Grand Traverse Pavilions is among the top employers in Traverse City and Grand Traverse County with over 450 employees.  Injecting more than $30 million into the local economy primarily from Medicare and Medicaid funding, the Pavilions makes a significant economic impact in our community.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONCERTS ON THE LAWN GOES RADIO-RETRO

Join us for a summer of great music, shared between family and friends through our new broadcast format.  Bringing your recorded concerts from our Grand Lawn directly to your own lawn, couch or kitchen table through the radio airwaves on WCCW 107.5 fm

The Jimmy Buffett Tribute, Featuring Jim Hawley will be on your airwaves Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 pm sponsored by Serra Subaru of Traverse City and Hospice of Michigan!

Don't forget about the passing of our virtual bucket for any free-will donations by vising our website during the concert at gtpavilions.org/donate

Join us next Thursday, August 13th for the The Backroom Gang.

URGENT NOTICE

In response to the reality of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Grand Traverse Pavilions has determined that our Resident population is too vulnerable to risk having exposure to the influenza or pandemic infection.

Based on guidance from CMS, the CDC, and our Emergency Preparedness Team, we are restricting visitors until further notice for purposes other than approved medical care and services.

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Now Hiring!

Now Hiring Certified Nurse Aides starting at $17.00/hour for full-time afternoon or midnight shifts!  CNAs perform basic resident care and are responsible in caring for the personal needs and comfort of our residents. Qualified candidates will be at least 17 years of age (18 for midnight shifts), have already completed a recognized Nurse Aide Training program, and obtained a current State of Michigan certification.

Apply now at www.gtpavilions.org/jobs

Beautification Project

Be part of our Campus Wide Beautification Project!  We will be accepting orders throughout the year to enhance our beautiful campus.  Bricks, Park Benches, Picnic Tables and more can be purchased!

Donations

All donations to the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation are tax deductible charitable contributions as approved by the IRS.  For a full list of giving options please review our various Giving Opportunities below:

Giving Opportunities

The Wellness Center

For more information, please call (231) 932-3172 or visit: Therapy services

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Grand Traverse Pavilions

1000 Pavilions Circle
Traverse City, MI   49684

Phone: (231) 932-3000