Nationwide Children’s Hospital will join The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at the new Healthy New Albany center slated to open in 2014.
The hospital recently announced it will provide sports medicine and other services at the center, which is tentatively named The Core, New Albany Center for Community Health.
Nationwide Children’s has a longstanding history in the New Albany community. Since 2007, the hospital’s sports medicine department has been providing athletic training for New Albany High School student athletes.
“This is our opportunity to bring care closer to where patients and families live, work and play,” says Gil Peri, Nationwide Children’s Hospital vice president of regional development. “We’re really excited about the comprehensive approach that New Albany is taking to preventative health care, and this concept fits very nicely with that vision.”
Children’s Hospital services offered at the new building will include pediatric orthopedics, sports physical therapy, therapeutic massage, radiology and laboratory services, and health education programs.
The 48,000-square-foot center, which is a partnership between the city of New Albany, Healthy New Albany and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is scheduled to break ground in late June across the street from Village Hall, next to the U.S. Post Office at the intersection of Main Street and Village Hall Road.
The city will own the building, with OSU and Nationwide leasing space and Healthy New Albany overseeing about 5,500 square feet of community space – including a demonstration kitchen and a multipurpose activity room.
“I think the partners that are all in place truly make this an outstanding project,” says New Albany Public Information Officer Scott McAfee. “We’re really looking forward to being able to bring a lot of new services to our residents and to our business community, and the really exciting thing about it is that it’s going to be in the heart of our Village Center.”
The Center for Community Health has already spurred further development in the area, including a 26,000-square-foot building from the New Albany Co. and Daimler, which will include a mix of restaurants and retail and is slated for completion in late 2013 or early 2014. Pizza shop Mellow Mushroom has already announced its intention to open in the building.
Lisa Aurand is editor of Healthy New Albany Magazine. Feedback welcome at email@example.com.