is a great opportunity to bring a high-quality facility to Kingsdale, while at
the same time providing Upper Arlington residents with improved access to
world-class health care,” City Manager Theodore Staton said. “In addition, the
new jobs and tax revenue generated will provide an economic boost to the City.”
new facility, expected to open in late 2015 or early 2016, would provide local
residents with improved access to primary care and a variety of specialties,
including: women’s health; heart and vascular care; dermatology; allergy; and
imaging and lab services. It would also have conference space that would be
available to the city, schools and community for meetings and special events.
surrounding communities are so important to the university,” said Gail Marsh,
senior associate vice president at Ohio State. “Together, we can keep our
community healthy and work with the city and employers to offer services that
benefit both the health and economy of Upper Arlington.”
2013, approximately 12,000 Upper Arlington residents sought care at Wexner
Medical Center facilities for a variety of primary and specialty care services.
Medical Center plans to initially utilize 80 percent of the estimated $20
million facility, with the remaining 20 percent reserved for future expansion,
Marsh said. She said that, when completed, the facility will employ 155 people.
As patient volume increases and services are added, additional jobs would be
initial 155 employees are expected to generate in excess of $320,000 annually
in municipal income taxes, while the property will account for about $350,000
in local property taxes each year.
not just opening a medical facility, we’re making an investment in the
community,” said Dan Like, executive director of ambulatory services at the
Medical Center. “We want this to be the community’s facility.”
terms of the agreements between the city, the medical center and Continental
still need to be determined and receive approval from the City Council, the OSU
Wexner Medical Center Board and the University Board of Trustees over the next
two to three months.
the Kingsdale Shopping Center was redeveloped, the Council and Administration
were wise to set aside acreage dedicated to facilitating an office development
on the south side of the property,” Staton said. “Now more than ever, expanding
the professional office and medical business presence in Upper Arlington is
critical to our future, in light of significant revenue reductions at the State
for the project will be before the Upper Arlington City Council for the first
time tonight at its Council Conference Session. The meeting, which is open to
the public, begins a 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal Services Center, 3600 Tremont
Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Robert.Mackle@osumc.edu
Emma Speight, City of Upper Arlington
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