You might label them the “big three,” and two of them have made major moves in the space of two days.
OhioHealth, Avita Health System, and University Hospitals are continuing to stake out positions all across Richland County and the surrounding area.
On Tuesday, OhioHealth announced plans to locate a $5 million medical office building on Route 42 in Lexington (rendering above). The 10,000 square foot facility, which will be near Lakewood Road, will house multiple services. Included will be the new home for the OhioHealth Physician Group Primary Care practice, which includes Brandon Crouch, MD; Lisa Patterson, NP; and Elisabeth Mill, MP.
That practice will move from its current location on Main Street in Lexington.
In making the announcement, officials shared, ““The new facility will accommodate more providers and services in order to improve accessibility for patients,” said Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. “The current location has served the community for over 20 years. While we’re excited about the new facility, we’re even happier about continuing to make a difference through our physicians and services in order to improve the health of those we serve. This investment shows our continued commitment to Lexington and the surrounding communities for many years to come.”
Then on Wednesday, University Hospital broke ground on a $17 million facility in conjunction with the Samaritan Medical Center on Ashland Road in the Madison area (see images below).
Designed by CBLH Design Inc from Cleveland, Ohio, the two-story building’s first floor will house urgent care, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy and community spaces for educational needs, including screenings. The second floor of the medical facility will feature office suites for specialists and physicians.
“We’re excited about expanding our footprint in the community,” said Karen McNeil, president of UH Samaritan Medical Center. “We welcome any opportunity to improve our patients’ access to health care, and when you can capitalize on that while also creating local jobs, it’s a win-win situation for all.”
Avita Health System opened its most recent facility just this past August. And, as we shared earlier on 1812Blockhouse, Akron Children’s Hospital is opening its new center on Trimble Road this month.
Congratulations to @UHHospitals Samaritan Medical Center President Karen McNeil on the cereminial groundbreaking of the new UH Samaritan/Richland Health Center. Advancing the Science of Health and Art of Compassion in the Richland County community! pic.twitter.com/3XYBhY84GP
— Daniel Simon (@DanSimonMD) March 20, 2019