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Mercy announces plans for emergency care center in the Perrysburg community


6/26/2012 12:00:00 AM  --Mercy
Perrysburg, OH   - Mercy is changing the face of emergency care in Northwest Ohio with plans to build the region’s first full-service, free-standing emergency and diagnostics center in the city of Perrysburg. This center will further Mercy’s faith-based mission of improving the health of the community in a growing city where emergency care services do not currently exist.
 
Perrysburg’s population grew by 20 percent from 2000 to 2102 and that growth is expected to continue.  As a result, a growing number of seniors and an increasing number of households with children are likely to seek emergency services and location is a key consideration for those patients.
 
The proposed 15,000 square foot facility will feature 10 exam rooms, lab services and imaging services typically found in hospital settings including MRI scans, CT scans, 3D mammography, digital radiology, ultrasound and Dexascan. 
 
Just off I-475, near the corner of Route 25 and Eckel Junction Road, Perrysburg and Northern Wood county residents and visitors will have access to the centrally located center.  The center is another step in Mercy’s journey to enhance access to quality healthcare services for residents of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. 
 
 “It’s an exciting day for the residents of Perrysburg and the surrounding communities,” said Andrea R. Price, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Mercy. “Our faith based mission calls Mercy everyday to strive to ensure residents across Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan have access to primary care physicians and specialists, through physician practices, hospitals, and ambulatory and diagnostic centers – always with an emphasis on quality, advanced technology, and the best, most personal care. And today, Perrysburg now will have that type of access by way of the most advanced freestanding ER facility.”
Freestanding ER’s allows for more rapid treatment, as patients do not have to share services, such as MRI scans and other diagnostic services, with the patients in a hospital setting.
 
The Mercy Emergency and Diagnostic Center will be staffed by board certified and board eligible ER physicians and a team of experienced emergency staff delivering comprehensive emergency services around the clock. 
 
“The new center will treat all levels of illness and injury no matter the age of the patient, much like a community hospital’s emergency room,” said Chris Goliver, MD, medical director of Mercy LifeStar and Life Flight services. “Whether you’re 6 months or 92 years old, we will serve and treat you with the high quality of care that has been synonymous with the Mercy name for more than 157 years.”
 
As a full-service ER, the facility will serve a wide range of patients, including those who require a higher level of care brought in by EMS providers. The ER will be designed to treat patients suffering from strokes, heart attacks, respiratory distress, head injuries, abdominal pain, and sports and orthopedic injuries.  
 
Patients needing to be admitted to the hospital, such as those requiring surgery or heart attack patients will be treated, stabilized and transported as appropriate. The facility has immediate access for ambulances and a helipad will be available if needed for rapid transport.
 
Mercy has a reputation and longstanding history of being a leading health service provider. By looking at ways to provide services throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan, Mercy continues a commitment to developing new and innovative ways to meet the ever-changing needs of the communities served and to provide services in a new era of health care.
 
Pending approval by the Perrysburg Planning Commission and Perrysburg City Council, groundbreaking will be scheduled this fall with the facility opening in 2013.
 


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