OhioHealth’s $46 million four-year master facilities plan in Marion is underway.
The project features a new three-story private room expansion to OhioHealth Marion General Hospital that will allow most of the current semi-private rooms to transition to private rooms with additional capacity.
This is the largest investment to date on the OhioHealth campus in Marion — all in an effort to provide simple, accessible and affordable care close to home.
“Our focus is to keep care local, establish ourselves as a regional healthcare hub, and continue on our journey to provide the best healthcare possible to Marion residents and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Curt Gingrich, chief operating officer, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital. He added, “Creating private patient rooms with a modern aesthetic will provide a more comfortable, private and healing environment for patients and their families.”
The new three-story private room expansion is expected to begin this summer.
Renovation of the Endoscopy Unit at the Marion Medical Campus began in late February 2019 and is scheduled for completion in summer 2019. The new unit will feature a new waiting area, a bay of seven pre/post-op rooms, two private endoscopy rooms, one manometry room and a nurses station (shown below). This renovation will allow for increased capacity for colonoscopy procedures that are critical to our community as Marion County has a higher than average rate of colon cancer in the state of Ohio per the Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System, Ohio Department of Health.
The expansion will provide two new clinical floors adding nearly 60,000-square-feet to the hospital. To make room for the new expansion, the library at the hospital (formerly the Marion Public Health building-see photo below), will be demolished in summer 2019, with new construction to begin shortly thereafter.
The expansion is scheduled to be completed in 2022 in conjunction with Marion’s Bicentennial.