See construction views of Christ Hospital’s Liberty Twp. medical center

Structural steel beams and steel studs are being installed at the future site of The Christ Hospital Health Network’s new Liberty Twp. medical center, where construction on Cox Road is progressing on time for a winter 2017-2018 opening, according to the health system.

The Mt. Auburn-based nonprofit network first announced plans in July to build the approximately 125,000-square-foot center at the growing Interstate 75 interchange with Ohio 129 and Liberty Way. Facilities will include a freestanding emergency room and helicopter landing pad, extended stay patient rooms and surgical, physical therapy, cardiology, radiology, urology and other services on about 17 acres off Cox Road, according to Christ Hospital.

“It is our mission to transform the way care is delivered in the region and we’re looking forward to extending our reach and convenient access to exceptional medical care that is affordable for our patients in Butler County,” said Christ Hospital spokeswoman Kendall Herold.

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Contractor Danis Building Construction is tentatively planning to pour concrete floors every Monday in April on the medical center portion of the building, with exterior framing supports due to start in late April. Once completed, exterior work on the building could start in May, according to Danis and Christ Hospital.

Last year, Christ Hospital opened a new Joint & Spine Center at its Mt. Auburn campus, and will soon open an expansion in Montgomery offering outpatient surgery services and The Comprehensive Breast Center. Meanwhile, the health network is still finalizing plans for a new facility in Northern Kentucky, according to Christ Hospital.

Christ Hospital's Liberty Twp. medical center will join other new developments at the same highway exit, such as outdoor sporting goods retailer Cabela's Inc., which opened in August in West Chester Twp.; and the approximately $350 million Liberty Center retail, dining, residential and office complex in Liberty Twp., which first opened in October.