OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus Now Open
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The OhioHealth Pickerington Medical Campus, located at 1010 Refugee Rd., opened its doors to patients on June 3, 2015.
The new 146,000 square foot facility is home to a wide variety of healthcare services specially tailored to meet the needs of the Pickerington area community. Physician specialists and services include:
- Primary Care
- Sports Medicine
- Heart & Vascular
- Breast Cancer
- X-ray, CT, MRI, 3-D Mammography
- Lab Services
- Outpatient Surgery
It also brings the first 24/7 Emergency Care Center to Pickerington. Much more than an urgent care, OhioHealth’s second freestanding Emergency Care Center is equipped to handle most any medical emergency. It is staffed by the largest and most experienced group of emergency physicians in central Ohio, who also treat patients at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.
“We’re trying to get as close as possible to being a one-stop shop for wellness and prevention,” said Rob Davies, director of the medical campus. “Our goal was to build a facility that offers such a wide continuum of care that people don’t have to travel outside the community to get the healthcare they need.”
“OhioHealth has had a presence in Pickerington for a long time,” said Jason Theadore, interim president of OhioHealth Neighborhood Care. “With the significant growth in the Pickerington and Reynoldsburg areas over the last two decades, and more expected, we decided to expand services to meet the healthcare demands of tomorrow.”
“As a physician in the Pickerington community, our focus continues to be about caring for patients at all stages of their life,” said Dr. John “Jay” Passias, a long time primary care physician in Pickerington, whose group will be relocating from Stonecreek Drive. “We’re excited to be moving into this beautiful new facility and look forward to treating our patients in a place where they have convenient access to all the care they need under one roof.”
The medical staff at the site will use advanced technology, such as 3-D mammography and state-of-the-art imaging technology for cardiac patients. “We’re bringing the industry’s best technology to the site to ensure our physicians and nurses have access to the best tools when treating patients,” says Davies. “We want to be innovative. But in addition to that, we strive to provide our patients with excellent customer service. Our patients will receive great service and great care from great people.”
The medical campus will also house one of OhioHealth’s advanced outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation teams. This team has statistically shown that it can help patients recover and resume normal activities days faster than the national average.
The building itself was designed with input from OhioHealth physicians, staff members, and operations teams, as well as feedback from the community. “It’s a new prototype building designed with efficiency for caregivers and convenience for patients in mind,” says Davies. “Future OhioHealth sites will be based off of the ideas used for this building.”
On opening day, the campus will employ approximately 150 associates. Roughly 75 percent of those associates will be new to the system, according to Davies.
The Pickerington Local School District, along with its staff and students, will benefit from the campus, both on the sports field and in the classroom. Academically, 2,000 square feet of the facility will be leased to the schools for a total of one dollar per year and be reserved for the district’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. “Students will be able to use this space for program activities, as well as real world applications. We’re very excited to be involved in the school system in this way,” says Davies.
And athletically, OhioHealth physicians and athletic trainers will continue to provide treatment for Pickerington athletes.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for nine years in a row, 2007-2015.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 member hospitals, 25+ health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.
OhioHealth member 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 MedCentral Mansfield, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.