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Updated: Friday, July 15, 2011 4:39 PM
Mount Carmel Expanding Healthcare Services in Grove City
Mount Carmel Expanding Healthcare Services in Grove City to Meet Increasing Needs of Growing Community
-- Healthcare Services to be Anchored by Freestanding Emergency Care Center --
Mount Carmel Health System has announced plans to expand its healthcare services in Grove City to meet the increasing healthcare needs of the growing population in southwest Franklin County and surrounding communities. Mount Carmel is in contract with Mid-America Racing Association, Inc., to purchase 112 acres to develop its healthcare services at the site of the former Grovebrook Golf Club at Interstate 71 and State Route 665.
While the complete mix of medical services and amenities to be offered at the site is still to be determined, it will be anchored by a freestanding emergency care center like Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester. Mount Carmel is the majority owner of that joint-ventured facility with Fairfield Medical Center. The planned Grove City freestanding emergency care center, which is expected to open sometime during Winter 2012-13, will be wholly owned by Mount Carmel.
“Mount Carmel and its physician partners have a long history of serving Grove City and surrounding communities, and we already are the healthcare providers of choice for many residents,” says Claus von Zychlin, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mount Carmel Health System. “Grove City is one of the fastest-growing communities in Central Ohio – and there is an increasing community need for quicker access to emergency care and more convenient access to other healthcare services.”
Mount Carmel will work closely with Grove City officials and neighborhood residents throughout the planning, zoning and construction of the healthcare development. Mount Carmel is mailing letters to residents in designated neighborhoods around the site inviting them to join a neighborhood advisory group to provide input into the project.
“In planning and building Diley Ridge Medical Center in Canal Winchester, we carefully preserved ample green space and other natural landscape features to create a sustainable, environmentally friendly, healing healthcare setting,” says von Zychlin. “We are committed to taking the same approach in Grove City.”
“Grove City has benefited for years from Mount Carmel’s presence in our community, and we are honored to support their expansion,” says Grove City Mayor Richard L. “Ike” Stage. “Mount Carmel’s exceptional resources will bring a new level of high quality and convenient medical care to our citizens.”
“As our community grows, Grove City and Jackson Township residents need immediate access to emergency care and they deserve local access to other healthcare services closer to home,” says City Council President Ted Berry. “I welcome Mount Carmel’s investment in our community and look forward to working with them on this ‘win-win’ plan for our City.”
Charles Boso, Jr., Grove City Development Director, adds, “Working with Mount Carmel to expand healthcare services is essential to our responsible growth – close proximity to high quality healthcare is near or at the top of the priority list in a growing community, and the economic impact will be tremendous.”
“I am pleased that my patients will have access to needed healthcare services located right here in our own community,” says Daniel Wendorff, M.D., of Grove City Internal Medicine, Inc.
“Mount Carmel Health System is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year,” says von Zychlin. “This expansion of our healthcare services in Grove City is an example of Mount Carmel’s historical commitment of growing to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our communities.”
Mount Carmel Health System already operates an outpatient center in Grove City housing a primary care physician practice and offering urgent care, women’s health services, imaging services, rehabilitation services and clinical laboratory services.