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Thousands of families on the western side of Greater Cincinnati will find it easier to make appointments with pediatric specialists once Cincinnati Children’s opens its new facility off Harrison Avenue.
The medical center broke ground Oct. 14 on an 80,000-square-foot center to be built about 2 miles south of the Harrison-Rybolt Road exit off Interstate 74 (exit 11). The facility is expected to open in January 2013.
The Green Township center will feature pediatric subspecialty clinics, therapies, urgent care, laboratory services and radiology. The existing Harrison neighborhood location will close after the Green Township location opens.
The medical center expects more than 50,000 visits during the first year, and more than 80,000 visits per year by 2018.
“The Green Township facility reflects Cincinnati Children’s commitment to providing services in locations that are convenient for the patients and families we serve,” says Char Mason, vice president, Outpatient Services.
Currently, many families who live west of Cincinnati drive across town to the Burnet Avenue campus for subspecialty clinics and radiology services. As more families use the new center, that will help decompress operations at the main hospital. That, in turn, will help shorten wait times and improve scheduling throughout the medical center.
Maura Moran, assistant vice president, Real Estate, says several organizations are collaborating to build the Green Township facility. “Cincinnati Children's selected the Cincinnati office of Turner Construction, along with the Covington office of its architecture and design partner, Moody-Nolan, to lead this new building project, “ Moran says. “Both firms offer extensive healthcare experience, and Moody-Nolan is the nation's largest African-American-owned and operated architecture firm.”
More than 50,000 patient visits are expected at the new Green Township facility in its first year.
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