Dublin Villager: Dublin Methodist Celebrates 10 Years
It has been 10 years since the doors to OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital opened.
"OhioHealth had owned the land that the hospital sits on for many years before we decided to build a hospital here,” Cheryl Herbert, the first president of Dublin Methodist Hospital said to Sarah Sole of The Dublin Villager. "In building from the ground up, OhioHealth focused on creating a healing environment for patients, maximizing elements that help people heal faster, decrease stress, and prevent infection, she said.
Dublin Methodist is the second largest employer for the city of Dublin. Over the years, the hospital has grown in the number of services offered. While new options have been added, there are things that have been in place since day one that have increased too. Now, more than 2,000 babies have been delivered at Dublin Methodist.
“We sit as a front door to this community for health care,” hospital president Steve Bunyard said to The Dublin Villager. "I'm so proud of what we have built here in Dublin, and the amazing connection between our associates and patients,” Bunyard added. “To have earned the trust of the community, to be a strong partner here in Dublin, and to improve the health of those we serve is such a privilege. We have great people at Dublin Methodist Hospital and are certainly excited not only about the last 10 years, but looking forward to the next 10.”
Dublin Methodist has continued to grow in many areas of service to the community during the 10 years. The Women’s Center and Labor and Delivery Department has 34 post-partum rooms, nine private delivery suites, plus a dedicated C-section room. The number of births at Dublin Methodist has grown each of the 10 years – from 800 in year one, to now more than 2000 births in each of the past 2 years.
The hospital has eight operating rooms and 80 beds. In 10 years, surgeons have performed more than 57,000 procedures in operating rooms at the facility, using state-of-the-art equipment.
“Patients dealing with injuries or pain can find that relief and get on the road to recovery with some of the best and brightest surgeons and surgical teams in the business,” Bunyard said. “We have expanded surgical spine procedures, seen growth in foot and ankle surgeries, along with our very busy general surgery and orthopedic surgeries over these 10 years.”
To see a story on the impact of Dublin Methodist Hospital on the community, and the partnership with the city for events like The Dublin Irish Festival click here.