ASHLAND -- OhioHealth announced today it will build a $14 million health center at the corner of Ohio 250 and George Road.
Construction of the 22,000-square foot facility is expected to begin in November with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2020, OhioHealth said.
OhioHealth currently has provider practices and outpatient services on Amberwood Parkway in Ashland, and some of its providers have directly served the Ashland community for more than 30 years.
In addition, OhioHealth is the official healthcare provider of Ashland University athletics.
OhioHealth’s presence in Ashland will be expanded with a new freestanding emergency department and additional primary care and specialty care providers.
The growth in services will complement OhioHealth’s current services and provide a more convenient choice for OhioHealth patients who live, work and shop in and near Ashland, the health system said.
“It’s exciting that we will be expanding our services in Ashland in order to better serve the community. Our mission is to improve the health of those we serve, and our philosophy is to keep care local as often as possible,” said Vinson Yates, president of OhioHealth Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals.
“Mansfield Hospital has the only trauma center within 60 miles. Mansfield Hospital’s heart and vascular and orthopedics teams, who are nationally recognized, already serve the community of Ashland.
"By adding emergency services and expanding our primary care in Ashland, we will also provide convenience and choice for the community to stay closer to home when needs arise," Yates said.
The two-story health center will feature an emergency department and outpatient blood draw lab on the first floor, and provider practices and outpatient physical therapy on the second floor.
Similar to the freestanding emergency department in Ontario, OhioHealth Emergency Care – Ashland will have eight treatment rooms, a resuscitation room and imaging capabilities for emergency patients.
The department will be staffed 24/7 by emergency physicians and a clinical team experienced in treating patients with severe or life-threatening conditions, such as severe bleeding, shortness of breath or chest pain.
The primary care practice, lab and therapy are currently at locations on Amberwood Parkway and will relocate to this new health center.
The orthopedic, heart and vascular, and podiatry practices in Ashland will remain at their current locations. Openings at the Amberwood medical office building will allow for future growth.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.
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