June 24, 2016
Officials with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and the City of Upper Arlington will gather at 8:30 a.m. on June 25 for an invitation-only ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new outpatient care center opening July 11. Community members are invited to a free open house from noon to 2 p.m. to learn more about the healthcare services to be offered at 1800 Zollinger Road.
Media are invited to cover both events. The ribbon-cutting is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
“With this new outpatient care center in Upper Arlington’s Kingsdale Center, we are opening doors to a healthier future,” said Dr. Sheldon Retchin, executive vice president of Ohio State’s health sciences and chief executive officer of the Wexner Medical Center. “This facility is designed to improve the health and well-being of the community, including more than 4,000 Ohio State employees who live in Upper Arlington and the Tri-Village area.”
The five-story, 100,000-square-foot medical office building will offer primary healthcare, heart and vascular services, obstetrics and gynecology, high-risk obstetrics along with behavioral health services for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, eating disorders and women’s behavioral health concerns.
Also available are internal medicine specialties, including arthritis and rheumatology, dermatology, digestive health and gastroenterology, lung care and pulmonary medicine. The facility will offer general and colorectal surgery and ancillary services – laboratory services, imaging and radiology – along with services to address the health and wellness needs of women at every stage of life, including bone disease, endocrinology, family planning, gynecology, integrative medicine, sexual health and thyroid.
“As the Medical Center expands its health care services to central Ohio communities, our goal is to be a part of the fabric of this community, not just a medical facility,” said David McQuaid, chief operating officer of Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center and chief executive officer of the OSU Health System. “We believe that providing access to quality health care and focusing on community engagement will improve the overall health and wellness of our communities.”
The community open house will feature Touch a Truck with the UA Fire and Police Divisions, Ohio State’s Pep Band, exercise demonstrations by UA Parks & Recreation Department, face painting and balloon artists outside the facility. Inside the building, visitors can have free blood pressure screenings, see renderings of the various floors and learn more about services offered at the facility, including cardiovascular, mammography and behavioral health.
"This project is a win-win for the city of Upper Arlington and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. It provides additional high-quality medical services within our community, while boosting revenues for both the City and the Schools," said Upper Arlington City Manager Ted Staton.
Media Contact: Eileen Scahill, Wexner Medical Center Media Relations, 614-293-3737, Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu