Ohio

Healthcare group OhioHealth is opening a new $300m neuroscience centre on its Riverside Methodist Hospital campus in Columbus on 6 July.

The OhioHealth Neuroscience Center will have 224 private rooms on seven floors, with each floor accommodating 32 rooms.

Riverside Methodist president Brian Jepson said: "We wanted to get all of our neuro and heart patients in one location and we wanted to move toward all private beds.

"The centre provides for expanded clinical capabilities with neuro-specific operating rooms and an infusion space for multiple sclerosis patients."

"And we did this through excellent collaboration with our architects, physicians and staff."

The ten-storey building will house offices, clinic space and procedure rooms on the first two floors. There is a garden level above the tenth floor.

The building is the tallest on the Riverside Methodist campus, and has a space of 409,000ft².

With 11 procedure rooms for neurosurgery and interventional endovascular care, the centre will cater to a wide arena of neurosciences, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, strokes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, brain tumors, aneurysms, hydrocephalus and spinal problems.

A radiation treatment facility will enable patients to undergo this additional treatment in the same tower without the need for moving between various buildings.

OhioHealth Neuroscience lead physician Dr Janet Bay said: "There are interdisciplinary clinics where patients can be seen, there are imaging capabilities so they can have CT scans and MRIs. And they can even have brain wave testing if they need it."

The centre provides for expanded clinical capabilities with neuro-specific operating rooms and an infusion space for multiple sclerosis patients.

OhioHealth recruited 24 more physicians to its neurology and neurosurgery division. The centre created 250 new jobs, especially in the areas of clinical staff, diagnostic services and support staff.


Image: The ten-storey neuroscience centre has been built on the Riverside Methodist Hospital campus. Photo: courtesy of OhioHealth / PR Newswire.