Columbus Business First Special Section
Mount Carmel Health System is increasing access to essential medical services to Grove City and the surrounding communities beginning in early 2014 with the completion of the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center. The facility is currently under construction on Hoover Road near the intersection of I-71 and SR 665.
The center will be an integrated medical campus featuring a nearly 38,000 square-foot freestanding emergency department and a more than 55,000 square-foot adjacent medical office building. It will provide patients with access to a wide variety of first-class medical services close to home. These services include outpatient lab and comprehensive imaging services, such as diagnostic x-ray, CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, mammography and bone density scanning.
The state-of-the-art medical office building will be home to both primary care and specialty physicians, plus outpatient services like physical therapy and cardiac rehab. The building also will feature a caf and meeting space that will be open to the community.
“As a trusted healthcare partner in the area, Mount Carmel is excited to be able to expand our services to meet the increasing healthcare needs of one of the fastest growing areas of central Ohio,” said Sean McKibben, president and chief operating officer of Mount Carmel West. Once completed, the $58 million Grove City medical Center is also expected to bring between 50-75 jobs to the area. McKibben said the facility will address the growing need for emergency and other healthcare services in the area.
“The needs for healthcare in Grove City and surrounding communities currently surpass what is available. The Grove City Medical Center will help change that by providing greater access to essential medical services,” he said.
McKibben also stressed the importance of the partnership between Mount Carmel and the City of Grove City.
“Grove City has been a great partner for this project. City officials were very forward thinking in preparing for future growth of the area and the importance of meeting the increasing healthcare need of the residents of Grove City and the surrounding communities,” McKibben said.
Mount Carmel recently announced the appointment of Chellee Hamilton as director of the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center and Jarrod Williams, MD, as the facility’s medical director.
“Jarrod and Chellee bring tremendous experience to the Grove City Medical Center,” said McKibben. “They will be spearheading Mount Carmel’s efforts to increase access to emergency services for patients in Grove City and the surrounding areas.”
As the director of the Grove City Medical Center, Hamilton will take on responsibilities for all operations, administration and business leadership. Prior to this appointment, Hamilton served as the director of Radiology at Mount Carmel West where she also oversaw system responsibilities for radiation safety.
“Mount Carmel is committed to providing high-quality healthcare to the patients in Grove City and the surrounding communities. I look forward to the opportunity to expand on these efforts and increase access to care through this facility,” said Hamilton.
In his new role, Dr. Williams will assume responsibilities for physician administration at the Grove City Medical Center. He specializes in Emergency Medicine and has worked at Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West and Diley Ridge Medical Center. He was also recently named Mount Carmel East Physician of the Year.
“As a resident of Grove City, I look forward to working with the physicians and associates at this facility to help improve the health of the individuals in our community,” said Dr. Williams.
As construction continues on the Grove City Medical center, Mount Carmel has expanded its partnership with the Walk with a Doc program to bring a walk to the site of the new facility. Led by Internal Medicine Chief Resident, Charlie Ware, MD, the effort is part of Mount Carmel’s ongoing commitment to achieve its mission of improving the health of the individuals in the communities it serves.
The walks are free for anyone interested in taking steps to improve their health. A doctor will be on hand to answer any questions and talk with people during the bi-weekly walks.
All of the walks are being held at the Mount Carmel Grove City Medical Center at 5525 Hoover Road. It is a great way to get some exercise and take a look at the construction process on the new facility. Interested individuals my also go to www.walkwithadoc.org/mountcarmelgrovecity.