Mercy Health offers diagnostic services on site, including lab draws, X-ray and cardiac testing, he said.
“It’s important to be able to bring care closer to home,” Knisley said. “That’s really the biggest thing. We know that this section of Liberty Twp. is continuing to grow rapidly and we want to grow with the community, so that’s why we’re here.”
The location, which was built on nearly four acres in the northern part of the still-growing Butler County community, could add further services by more than doubling the facility’s size, depending on patients’ needs, Knisley said.
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The first four doctors to be working from Mercy Health-Kyles Station Medical Center include doctors Philip Carson (interventional cardiology), Deborah Hauger (interventional cardiology, women's cardiovascular disease), Shiv Kapoor (primary care, internal medicine) and Lester Suna (interventional cardiology).
This is the third Mercy Health facility to open in the Cincinnati area this year. In July, it opened the $14 million Mercy Health-Deerfield Medical Center, a 26,500-square-foot medical office complex in Deerfield Twp. In May, it opened the $21 million Mercy Health-Eastgate Medical Center, a 78,000-square-foot facility in Clermont County’s Union Twp.
Justin Krueger, president of Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital, said it is “imperative” that the health system go out and access the individuals for whom it is providing care.
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“In this day and age, convenience is everything, making sure that we’re bringing health care services to those in need in communities that need them,” Krueger said. “And not just solely focused on primary care, but also including some specialty services on more of an infrequent or time-share like basis to make sure that those services are available in one convenient location.”
Liberty Twp. hasapproximately 40,000 residents and is “growing by leaps and bounds,” so it is important that residents have access to health care “in an almost neighborhood-like setting,” he said.