WEATHER ALERT

Windy, lingering flurries; slick spots possible as temps drop

Mercy making progress with Enon medical project


Mercy Health recently is moving ahead on a project that will build a new $14 million medical campus in Enon late next year, starting with a freestanding emergency department.

Mercy closed on the property for the project in early August for a transaction of about $1.1 million said Alex Rintoul, vice president of strategy and operations for Mercy Health-Springfield. He said Mercy is planning an informational meeting with local officials later this month to show local officials drawings of what the final site might look like and provide additional details about the project.

MORE: Mercy merger won’t affect Springfield, Urbana hospitals, officials say

The new emergency department will open in late 2019 and will be the centerpiece of a new Mercy Health medical campus.

The project will be built on a 12-acre site at exit 24 along I-675. The 11,000 square foot emergency department will be the centerpiece, but Mercy Health could add further services at the medical campus site in the future, depending on patients’ needs.

DETAILS: Minneapolis firm to offer health care plans in Springfield

“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.

READ MORE: Springfield, Urbana hospitals scramble to cope with IV bag shortage

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.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community News

Teen accused of strangling mother during argument over grades to be charged as adult
Teen accused of strangling mother during argument over grades to be charged as adult

A 15-year-old Florida boy accused of killing his mother will be charged as an adult, State Attorney RJ Larizza said Thursday. >> Read more trending news  Deputies said Gregory Ramos killed his mother, Gail Cleavenger, Nov. 3 during an argument over his grades at their DeBary home. Investigators said Ramos buried Cleavenger's body beneath...
73-year-old woman worried about meth she was smoking asked doctor to test it
73-year-old woman worried about meth she was smoking asked doctor to test it

A 73-year-old Florida woman wanted to make sure what she was smoking was really methamphetamine, so she took the drugs to her doctor for testing.  >> Read more trending news  Polk County resident Barbara Lee Ray said she was “scared” of what smoking it was doing to her, according to the Miami Herald, which cited an arrest...
Florida man says girlfriend's death a suicide; police arrest him on murder charge
Florida man says girlfriend's death a suicide; police arrest him on murder charge

A Jacksonville, Florida, man is facing murder charges for his girlfriend’s 2017 death. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said he told officers she committed suicide in a Pine Forest apartment, but JSO's homicide unit says the evidence shows otherwise. Sean Curtis Lovins, 27, appeared in court on Thursday. Police say it all happened at Dunsford...
Was Uber Eats driver justified in shooting, killing customer? Jurors to decide
Was Uber Eats driver justified in shooting, killing customer? Jurors to decide

Was Robert Bivines justified in killing Ryan Thornton? That’s the question jurors must answer when deliberations begin Friday morning.  >> Read more trending news  Bivines, 36, a former Uber Eats driver, has long claimed he shot and killed Thornton, 30, in self-defense after he was threatened while delivering food to Thornton&rsquo...
Georgia sergeant demoted after leaving 13-year-old in freezing police car
Georgia sergeant demoted after leaving 13-year-old in freezing police car

A police officer in Roswell, Georgia, who was seen on body camera video leaving a 13-year-old boy in a cold patrol car and taunting him in January has been demoted after an internal investigation, police confirmed. Daniel Elzey, who was a sergeant, was demoted to a police officer II and will be suspended for 30 days without pay, Roswell police Chief...
More Stories