OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital is Open
OhioHealth opened its 11th hospital Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7:00 a.m. – OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital. Located off of Stringtown Road, Grove City Methodist Hospital offers an improved patient experience, delivering the highest quality emergency and inpatient surgical care from experienced providers, right in the Grove City community.
“We are so excited to open this new type of hospital that has been specifically designed to focus on surgery and emergency care,” said Kevin Lutz, DPM, chief operating officer of Grove City Methodist. “We put a lot of thought into what the community needed from a healthcare perspective. We are thrilled to be growing our OhioHealth family so that we can continue to serve our patients with the care they need.”
In addition to the hospital, an on-site ambulatory surgery center for outpatient surgery and a medical office building opened earlier this year.
OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital – Fast Facts
- Three story, 79,850 square foot hospital
- 26 fully-certified inpatient beds
- Located on OhioHealth’s 22 acres of land east of I-71 at 1375 Stringtown Road
- Total project cost: $46.5 million
- TIF improved and widened portions of Stringtown Road from the hospital east to State Route 104
- Adds 285 jobs to Grove City (prior to opening, OhioHealth provided 148 jobs in the community)
Phase One: Grove City Surgery Center and Medical Office Building
The initial phase of the project was Grove City Surgery Center, an ambulatory center specializing in outpatient surgery, and a medical office building. Construction began in January 2017 and the building opened in April 2018. It is a joint venture with 33 physician investors owning 51%. The 40,000-square foot building is made up of five operating rooms and two procedure rooms, as well as a medical office building that houses independent physicians and multiple surgical specialties including:
- General Surgery
Phase Two: OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital
The second phase of the project was the OhioHealth-owned hospital – OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital. Construction began in January 2017. The hospital features a full-service emergency department, four operating rooms (with a da Vinci® robot on-site for robotic surgery) and imaging, laboratory, pharmacy and food services.
“At Grove City Methodist, something that sets us apart is our focus on hospitality and customer service,” said Dr. Lutz. “We want patients and their families to have a great experience with us. Everyone will be treated with dignity and respect. That’s just the OhioHealth way. Our associates working in the hospital have an average of 10 years of experience with OhioHealth and are bringing our culture and family-like atmosphere to this hospital. ”
The emergency department is comprised of 16 patient bays and includes a resuscitation room and a full service imaging area with CAT scan, ultra sound and X-ray. It is staffed by a cross-functional team that includes the same emergency medicine physicians found at other OhioHealth hospitals and emergency department trained nurses, with the capability of handling any emergency situation.
“We’re really trying to build a community feel,” said Kim Cunigan, DO, medical director of the Grove City Methodist emergency department. “Many of our physicians working here are from the area. I’m excited to be open. We have so many resources and will be able to deliver really personalized care to our patients.”
Patients to the emergency department will also notice they won’t spend time waiting to be seen by a nurse and physician – instead of being taken to a triage area, they’ll typically be taken right to their treatment room and be seen promptly by a member of the care team.
“We’re a true, full service emergency department, but we’re not as large as a lot of other hospitals, which means we’ll be able to spend more time with each patient,” said Dr. Cunigan. “And our services don’t end when the patient leaves us. We are working with case managers and social workers to assist us with discharge and follow up care to ensure patients receive excellent continuity of care.”
Phase Three: OhioHealth Continuing to Grow in Grove City
OhioHealth has been steadily growing medical care in the community for over three decades and currently offers many services to patients in Grove City in six other locations, including the OhioHealth Grove City Health Center. OhioHealth services throughout Grove City include:
- Urgent Care
- Sleep Services
- Primary Care
- Heart & Vascular
- Sports Medicine
- General Surgery
“OhioHealth has spent the last 30 years growing alongside the community to keep our families healthy and active,” said Dr. Lutz. “As the community and surrounding neighborhoods have grown, so has the need for the high-quality, convenient care we are able to provide. It doesn’t stop with the hospital, either. We’re going to continue to grow here – we’ve recently committed an additional five million dollars on projects to support the expansion of primary care access in Grove City.”
OhioHealth will be enhancing its primary care network by adding a primary care office on the hospital campus this winter, another at the Grove City Health Center and at an additional to-be-determined site in Grove City in 2019.
“Convenient access to primary care services is vital,” said Dr. Lutz. “A big benefit for patients is that it allows them to have someone for continuity of care throughout an ongoing medical relationship. A PCP is a great resource for managing chronic conditions, wellness and preventative care, sick care, immunizations and more. Having more PCPs in the community will create easier access for everyone.”
In addition to primary care growth in the community, 2019 will also bring growth in specialty care including cardiology, cardiac rehab and growth of general surgery. Additionally, the Grove City Health Center is currently undergoing a one million dollar refurbishing.
A Community Partner
OhioHealth is proud to be a community partner to Grove City. The system currently provides occupational health and wellness programs to more than 1,000 Grove City employers. OhioHealth also provides athletic trainers and team physicians to student-athletes in the South-Western City School District. Our associates are actively involved in a variety of community organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Grove City Rotary and the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Nearly 1,000 OhioHealth associates call Grove City home.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. 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 Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 12 years in a row, 2007-2018.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.
OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.