New $9M Urbana health center to open this spring

Chip Hubbs, president and CEO of Memorial Health, speaks during a ground breaking ceremony for a new Memorial Health outpatient medical center in Urbana Friday. Bill Lackey/Staff
Chip Hubbs, president and CEO of Memorial Health, speaks during a ground breaking ceremony for a new Memorial Health outpatient medical center in Urbana Friday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Construction is on track for a new $9 million outpatient center in Urbana by a Marysville medical group and a grand opening is likely by late April or early May.

Memorial Health's outpatient medical center will be located at 1958 E. U.S. 36 and will house urgent care, lab testing services, rotating physician specialists, expanded primary care and more. The roughly 30,000-square-foot facility is expected to create 12 new permanent jobs and retain 17 jobs in Urbana.

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Melanie Ziegler, a spokeswoman for the company, said the project is on schedule and no delays are anticipated.

The medical group will also host a groundbreaking open house event and ceremony at Memorial Hospital in Marysville as part of a separate project. The company is undergoing a $50 million expansion and renovation of Memorial Hospital.