The Springfield Township Zoning Commission met February 24th and formally approved TriHealth’s final development plan to build a 57,000 square foot, two-story ambulatory medical campus on West Galbraith Road. This is the largest economic development project to come to Springfield Township in over thirty years. The TriHealth development will transform the former Forest Lytle and Sons, Inc five-parcel site to a comprehensive care facility. TriHealth, one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest health systems, operating Good Samaritan and Bethesda North hospitals is investing $30 million to build the new medical campus and employ an estimated 120 health care workers and supportive staff. Site work will begin as early as March, with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2023.
“The TriHealth campus is exciting, long-awaited news for our community,” said Springfield Township Trustee, Kristie Dukes Davis. “The project not only is the largest economic development project the township has seen for some time, it will provide significant benefits in expanding healthcare access to Springfield Township and the region.”
“Springfield Township continues to be a great partner in our vision to serve every member of the community within a 15-minute drive of their home.” said TriHealth CEO Mark Clement. “This is another major step forward on TriHealth’s journey to get health care right.”
Springfield Township will mark TriHealth’s 13th major ambulatory campus in Greater Cincinnati overall. The new ambulatory campus will serve as a “one-stop-shop” health care destination. When fully operational, the campus will feature primary and specialty care providers, urgent care and outpatient services.
The “one-stop-shop” approach brings primary care and specialty physicians under one roof, making referrals for a comprehensive patient-centered programs and services easier for the patient. Specialty care at the Springfield Township location will include cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, ENT, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics and obstetrics. The Priority Care center will be open seven days a week. Outpatient services will include laboratory, X-ray, CT and cardiac testing.
Making the project possible, has been a collaborative effort between TriHealth and Springfield Township over three years. Springfield Township applied and was awarded $406,765 in Community Economic Development Assistance Program funding from Hamilton County, and an additional $579,000 was awarded by the State of Ohio's Local Transportation Improvement Program to make the necessary improvements to Galbraith Road. Improvements call for the addition of a traffic light and widening the roadway.
With the center’s opening, TriHealth will consolidate three current locations, Clement said, including an existing Group Health pediatric and primary care office in Finneytown on Winton Road. Practices in Glenway and Groesbeck will also close once the project is completed.
TriHealth has selected Oswald as the builder and the project architect is GBBN.
When it comes to economic development, 2022 and 2023 will mark banner years in Springfield Township. In addition to the TriHealth campus, the township will also welcome the new Finneytown Elementary School and City Barbeque to the community. Trustee Davis commented, “Over the past few years, we have seen heightened interest in Springfield Township for new business development. With limited locations available to build, our team has to be more creative and strategic in its approach. Every project becomes a partnership and may take longer to achieve, but is done right and with purpose of bettering the community.”
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Centrally located in the heart of Hamilton County, Springfield Township is home to over 36,000 residents. The community includes portions of seven public school districts, the area's top-rated private academic institutions and the county’s second largest park. With access to I75, Cross County Highway and I275, Springfield Township is a short drive to the biggest sporting events, shopping destinations, entertainment venues, universities, and restaurants the area has to offer. To learn more about living Center To It All, visit springfieldtwp.org, Facebook.com/SpringfieldTwp, @SpringfieldTwp on Twitter and at YouTube.com/SpringfieldTownship
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