Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has purchased land to build an outpatient pediatric facility in the western Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati Children’s Green Township facility will feature pediatric subspecialty clinics, therapies, urgent care, and laboratory and radiology services.
The 60,000 plus square-foot facility will be built on 8.3 acres of land that is located off Harrison Ave., 1.9 miles south of the I-74 exit 11 (Harrison-Rybolt Road).
The announcement follows a thorough internal and external analysis of data to determine the scope of services to be provided at the new facility. This analysis included interviews with community physicians and families, a review of the area's demographics and an analysis of where families currently go for pediatric care in the western Cincinnati area. Among the benefits of this new outpatient facility for families and physicians will be to:
Maura Moran, assistant vice president, real estate, Cincinnati Children’s, says that the construction of the Green Township facility is a collaborative effort among many organizations.
“Children's has 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,” she says. “Both firms offer extensive healthcare experience, and Moody Nolan is the nation's largest African-American owned and operated architecture firm.”
Over the next few weeks, leaders from Cincinnati Children's will work with Green Township officials to attain proper building approvals and permits. Construction on the new building will begin by October 1, 2011. The building will open in early 2013. Cincinnati Children’s currently has 10 outpatient locations.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center ranks third in the nation among all Honor Roll hospitals in U.S. News and World Report's 2011 Best Children's Hospitals ranking. It is ranked #1 for gastroenterology and in the top 10 for all pediatric specialties - a distinction shared by only two other pediatric hospitals in the United States. Cincinnati Children's is one of the top two recipients of pediatric research grants from the National Institutes of Health. It is internationally recognized for improving child health and transforming delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation. Additional information can be found at www.cincinnatichildrens.org