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Mercy to Build $14.5M Outpatient Center in Howland

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HOWLAND, Ohio – Mercy Health Youngstown will break ground in May on a $14.5 million, 50,000-square-foot, outpatient ambulatory facility, the system announced Wednesday.

“Much thought and cooperation went into the planning of the facility,” Don Kline, president and CEO, Mercy Health Youngstown, said in a prepared statement.  “As we look to the future of health care and how we manage services and patient care, we believe this regional facility will best help manage the growing need of health-care services in the area.”

The outpatient facility will be built adjacent to Mercy’s Howland Surgery Center and will bring together physician offices, rehabilitation services, diagnostic imaging, and lab services into one location, according to the announcement.

“Our goal is to create a centralized, comprehensive facility in a location that will benefit our patients,” Kathy Cook, president of Mercy Health’s St. Joseph Warren Hospital, said.

The outpatient center will afford access to both primary care physicians and specialists in one centrally located facility.

“In this setting, the primary care physicians will serve as the hub,” said James Kravec, M.D., president of Mercy Health Physicians – Youngstown.  “We also will have onsite specialists from areas including surgery, orthopedics, physical medicine, and ear, nose and throat, making it more efficient to schedule and treat patients.”

Pictured: Don Kline, president and CEO, Mercy Health Youngstown.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.