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“We’re very excited about the project,” Rintoul said.
Mercy Health expects to hold a site dedication and showcase its plans on the grounds in October 2018.
The project will provide another option for residents in the Fairborn and Enon area who now travel to communities like Xenia, Springfield or Beavercreek for medical care, he said. Details are still being finalized but he estimated the site could employ about 25 full-time workers.
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The emergency department will provide 10 exam rooms, a lab and imaging center, including CT and MRI scanning capability as well as radiology and ultrasound services. The facility will be open 24-hours a day and there will be a helipad for patients needing immediate transfer to an appropriate facility after stabilization.
The emergency room at the Springfield Regional Medical Center typically sees high demand, so providing another option for some of those patients could also provide more opportunities to improve care in Springfield, said Nanette Bentley, a spokeswoman for Mercy.
“This will help alleviate some of that pressure there as well,” she said.