OhioHealth Makes New Investments in West Columbus
Plans include purchase and renovation of two medical office buildings, committing $20 million dollars, adding services in and near OhioHealth Doctors Hospital
Last month, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital purchased the medical office building across the street from the hospital, located at 5109 West Broad Street. Renovations for that building will follow. Starting in January 2022, OhioHealth will begin planning and design work for a complete renovation within the recently purchased medical office building attached to the hospital located at 5131 Beacon Hill Road. The investment will bring more outpatient services to the west side, allowing Doctors Hospital to recruit new physicians, and improve the patient experience.
This investment brings the OhioHealth commitment to nearly $75 million dollars over a little more than a decade, ensuring patients have access to the right care at the right time, and most importantly at the right place.
“OhioHealth Doctors Hospital isn’t just a hospital on the west side, we are THE hospital on the west side,” Lindsey Osting, president, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital said. “Our commitment has never wavered for our patients and their families. We believe access to great healthcare shouldn’t just happen in pockets in our communities but should happen everywhere. We are excited about this next chapter, and want folks on the west side to know that we hear you, we see your needs, and we will never stop delivering what you want and deserve from a healthcare system, and hospital.”
In addition to this latest commitment, OhioHealth completed a three-year surgery department upgrade and built a 12-bed observation unit in 2016. This on the heels of a project that doubled the size of the Doctors Hospital emergency department and added classrooms and laboratories in 2010.
“We are no doubt proud of what we have done with expansions, and buildings, but these are just bricks and mortar,” Osting said. “The true strength of this investment over more than a decade is in the access, and pathways for our patients, and a commitment to our teams at Doctors Hospital.”
The OhioHealth footprint on the west side also includes the ChenMed partnership. The dedicated centers bring the proven ChenMed approach to value-based care to underserved Columbus neighborhoods that have long needed personalized primary care to improve the lives of moderate-to-low-income, at-risk seniors. One of the three centers is located at 50 North Wilson Road.
“Quality healthcare in your community, and close to home, is crucial,” Cathy Schmelzer, owner of Carriage House of Flowers said. “To know that OhioHealth is here and committed to being here for the long-haul means everything. They keep community leaders, businesses, and other partners apprised of what is happening, what the future holds, and we are supportive of this investment, and future partnerships.”
Along with the healthcare investment, Doctors Hospital is also finding ways to make impacts in other ways in the community. Doctors Hospital recently committed $25,000 to the One Field project that will create a turf field allowing access to those with special needs for soccer, football, and other field sports. This, along with mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics, and continued support of the Westland Area Business Association (WABA), Doctors Hospital is a vital part of the continued success of west Columbus.
“We have been in this community for 50 years, and we are more excited than ever to see what these commitments mean for the long-term success of west Columbus,” Osting said.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007.
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