Mary Rutan Hospital has acquired two land parcels totaling 11.5 acres near the intersection of Route 33 and 68 North. The vacant site was formerly home to the Holiday Inn, before being torn down in 2014.
Detailed plans for the site are underway, said Mandy Goble, president and CEO at Mary Rutan Hospital. “At this time we are still formulating our plans and time line for the development of the complex. Along with urgent care, the facility has the potential to house multiple services that may include laboratory services, physician clinic space, Imaging, Corporate Health, chronic care clinics, wellness services and possibly durable medical equipment,” she said.
The need to provide additional facilities for patients is due to Mary Rutan Hospital’s increasing outpatient volumes and the need for a local urgent care. ”Through the purchase of this land, Mary Rutan Hospital is taking the first step to ensure we can continue to meet the health care needs of our community by offering convenient access to local health care,” said Goble.
With limited expansion possibilities at the main hospital site, located at 205 Palmer Road, the North 68 property provides easy access to Route 33 and will serve as a convenient location for the community.
“As patient care expectations and needs continue to evolve, Mary Rutan Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality health care for the community. We are excited about developing this property into a comprehensive health care site and are excited by the possibilities and impact on the region,” said Laura Miller, vice president of marketing and communications.
Chad Ross, vice president of operations, has been working closely on the purchase of the property and said, “The site has the potential to support additional retail opportunities and Mary Rutan Hospital will be working closely with the Chamber of Commerce and local leaders with the hope that additional retail establishments will be a part of the site development.”
Mary Rutan Hospital has continued aggressive expansion over the past several years and currently has five off-site locations that include the Ambulatory Care Center, Imaging Center, Logan View Building, Sandusky Building, Physical Rehabilitation Center and a newly opened Clinic in Urbana. In addition, Mary Rutan Hospital has eight physician clinics that are a part of their large network.
Their services have grown to include urology, general surgery, sports medicine, speech therapy, sleep disorders, respiratory therapy, radiology and imaging, retail pharmacy, physical therapy, primary care, pediatrics, orthopedics, occupational therapy, obstetrics and gynecology, outpatient services, nutritional counseling, neurology, laboratory, internal medicine, intensive care, feeding and swallowing, ENT, Coumadin clinic, corporate health, cardiac rehabilitation, heart and vascular, emergency, and audiology. For information on Mary Rutan Hospital visit maryrutanhospital.org.
Submitted by Mary Rutan Hospital.