Memorial Hospital of Union County (MHUC), an acute and primary care facility in Marysville, Ohio, has broken ground on a new 35,000ft² multi-storey medical office building located at 120 Coleman’s Crossing Blvd., just off US Route 33 in the City Gate development.

The new facility was designed by Andrews Architects of Dublin and is being built by Pizzuti Construction Services.

Once completed, MHUC plans to relocate its urgent care centre, physical therapy and its Marysville Orthopedic and Sports Medicine practice to the new building.

The facility, which will house a new outpatient imaging centre equipped with open MRI, CT and other modalities, will allow the hospital to bring new services to the community.

Expanded sports performance training will also be included in the new building.

According to Memorial, all of these services needed additional space and the timing of the opportunity to co-locate related areas was appropriate.

The Pizzuti Companies executive vice president Jim Miller said the company is pleased to assist MHUC in developing a well-located medical building that will provide integrated, convenient healthcare services to the Marysville community.

"We believe that we have some of the best healthcare team members in the region, and this building will create an integrated environment that will make a significant difference for our patients and our community."

"When complete, this new facility will provide a patient-centered environment that is among the finest in Central Ohio," Miller added.

The new facility is set to be completed in autumn 2014.

Hospital officials expect the new facility to handle 50,000 patient visits per year when fully operational.

Memorial Hospital of Union County CEO Chip Hubbs said that it is the hospital’s goal to stand out in terms of the quality of care it provides to patients.

"We believe that we have some of the best healthcare team members in the region, and this building will create an integrated environment that will make a significant difference for our patients and our community," Hubb added.

MHUC, a not-for-profit community hospital serving Union and its five surrounding counties, is an acute and primary care facility with more than 30 additional service lines, including laboratory and imaging services, long-term nursing care, an occupational health centre and more.