THE HISTORY OF INSIGHT
INSIGHT was founded in 2008 by Dr. Jawad Shah to provide clinical services in neurosurgery and other neurosciences. What started in the 600,000 sq. ft. former GM HQ (Great Lakes Technology Center) in Flint with one neurosurgeon and a staff of four, and has since grown to a staff of over 300. Since that time, INSIGHT has expanded its activities to include additional clinical offerings (multiple physicians, imaging center, physical therapy and neurological rehabilitation and healing center), research projects, a variety of educational functions, and community activities. Our mission is to create a world-class biomedical technology institute with a neuroscience focus that provides innovative medical technology, sciences, research, and physician clinical expertise. “Patient Care Second to None” is our core value and is at the heart of everything we do with our 300+ employee team. Nothing comes before our patients’ health and well-being.
INSIGHT has a proven track record of success with expansions that included:
- Purchasing Great Lakes Technology Center that was earmarked to be demolished and created Insight.
- Close to full capacity with multiple divisions and independent tenets.
- Agreed to 120 jobs in 10 years created over 300 jobs
- Agreed to invest over $18 million
- Purchasing a hospital earmarked to be shut down in Warren, Michigan. In less than 1 month made it financially solvent.
- Purchasing an abandoned 70,000 sq. ft. former elementary school, and creating a not-for-profit, SBEV ( Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village), focused on youth empowerment and almost at full capacity.
- SBEV has partnered with NFL Foundation, State Farm, Kettering University, HAP, MSU, UM-Flint, State Bank, YMCA, amongst others.
- Purchasing multiple surgery centers, each of which is financially solvent
- Insight Imaging
- Insight Rehabilitative services
- Creating multiple independent divisions, each of which is financially solvent
- Phil Hagerman, The CEO of Diplomat (the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy), cited Insight as pivotal in deciding to expand its footprint in Flint.
- Creating a fully functional stroke program at McLaren-Flint
- Championing the neurotrauma program at Hurley as a level 1 Trauma center for over 10 years
- Championing the Ascension – Genesys Stroke program and transferring it to Neurology once established
- Creating a medical teaching facility
SYLVESTER BROOME EMPOWERMENT VILLAGE (SBEV)
INSIGHT has always been invested in the community, working very closely with the city of Flint and its mayors to provide opportunities and invest back into the city. INSIGHT’s CEO purchased the ~70,000 sq. ft. Sylvester Broome Center with the vision for the not-for-profit Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV), a community center on the north side of Flint that provides children from the entire city with a supportive space to learn, develop, lead, and invest in their future. With the current COVID-19 crisis, SBEV has taken a leadership role in providing parents in the community with resources for continued activity to engage their children.