Mercy Health also is offering diagnostic services on site, including lab draws, X-ray, MRI, mammography, ultrasound and cardio/pulmonary testing.
The new facility does more than just provide Mercy Health a central location in the Mason-Deerfield area for the providers it has there, according to Pat Davis-Hagens, Mercy Health-Cincinnati’s chief nursing officer and its market president and CEO, Central Market.
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“The medical office building strengthens our ability to fulfill our mission in helping the community by providing people with easy access to care and services where they live and work,” Davis-Hagens said.
Within the first year of operation, Mercy Health intends to offer extended hours at the 26,500-square-foot complex’ primary care practices, including evenings and Saturdays. The primary care practices will accommodate walk-in patients for urgent medical needs.
The project is at the entrance to the District at Deerfield, a $140 million mixed-use development under construction near Mason Montgomery Road and Parkway Drive.
That project, when completed, will feature 95,000 square feet of street-level retail, restaurant and entertainment space, plus 362 apartments.
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“This building is more than a cornerstone to the soon-to-be bustling District at Deerfield, it is a committment to our community, a committment to make our community healthier, to make care easier, to make our lives better,” said Deerfield Twp. Trustee Lelle Hedding.
Locating a new medical office building here “just made a lot of sense” to Mercy Health officials, according to Davis-Hagens said.
“This is a convenient, easily accessible location including access for more than 500 Mercy employees who live in this area to see primary and speciality care doctors and have diagnostic services,” she said.
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Courtney Seitz, chief operating office for Mercy Health Physicians-Cincinnati, said the facility will open its doors with eight primary care physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
“We’re bringing this group together so that we can more closely align on individual patient care plans and also offer educational opportunities on various health topics that are impacting the patients as well as the community at any point in time,” Seitz said.
At its start, approximately 40 employees will staff the medical center, which Mercy Health could expand to add further services in the future, officials said.
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The new center is the second Mercy Health facility to offer a quick turnaround for mammography screening results, providing them on the same day of the appointment and, if necessary, scheduling additional ultrasound, radiographic imaging or even a biopsy all in the same appointment, according to Ruth Woosley, director of imaging services for The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health.
Biopsy results are then made available within 24 hours of the biopsy itself, she said.
“It takes that anxiety away,” she said. “If you have an abnormal mammogram and it’s abnormal enough that we feel like we need a specimen, we can grab that specimen and then you’re not sitting waiting sometimes weeks to get you biopsy appointment and then another four, five, six, seven days to get your pathology results.”
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Open house
WHERE: Mercy Health-Deerfield Medical Center, 5075 Parkway Drive, Deerfield Twp.
WHEN: noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 28
DETAILS: Free and open to the public. Guests can tour the facility, have blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, meet Mercy Health Physicians located at Deerfield Medical Center, schedule doctors’ appointments and enjoy light bites and refreshments.