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ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Begins Construction Project to Bring Orthopedic Services and Total Rehab Under One Roof
posted on: 04/02/2014FOSTORIA, Ohio, March 26, 2014 – In an effort to further promote continuity of care for patients, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital has committed $1.6 million to create an approximately 8,000 square-foot Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center on the garden level of ProMedica Medical Center in Fostoria.
In addition to constructing office space for the Northwest Ohio Orthopedics and Sports Medicine orthopedic specialty clinic, which currently resides at the hospital, the full spectrum of rehabilitation and therapy services offered through Total Rehab will be relocated to the new site as well.
“The project will create a central location for patients to receive the high-quality orthopedic care and therapy they’ve come to expect from us,” said Tom Borer, chief operating officer, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. “It will not only increase efficiency and coordination of care for our clinical team, but be more convenient for our patients and their families too.”
The project is expected to take six to seven months to complete, and features a new therapeutic exercise area along with physical, occupational and speech therapy clinic space; dedicated rooms for orthopedic patient consultations; an X-ray room; and the addition of an elevator.
“In a time of rapid change in health care, this project demonstrates our continued efforts to improve our patients’ experience while preserving access to critical resources locally,” said Tom Borer. “In collaboration with Northwest Ohio Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, Drs. Brian Hecht and Michael Tremains, we are able to further strengthen this program for the benefit of our patients and reinvest in the community too.”
Located at 455 W. Fourth Street, the building, now known as the ProMedica Medical Center was donated to the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation by NSI Crankshaft, formerly known as Norton Manufacturing, in 2009. In 2011, nearly $400,000 was spent renovating a 2,800-square-foot section of the building’s first floor to house Drs. Badik and Badik family medicine practice. Alvada Construction completed the family medicine office, and was awarded the bid for the Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Center as well.
For more information about ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, visit www.promedica.org/fostoria.
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital is a member of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization formed in 1986. ProMedica has more than 15,000 employees and nearly 1,900 physicians – with more than 600 healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians. Its 12 hospitals and more than 300 facilities offer comprehensive diagnostic, medical and surgical specialties in heart and vascular, oncology, orthopaedics, neurology, and women and pediatric services. ProMedica’s mission is to improve health and well-being, with a strong focus on wellness and clinical excellence, as well as innovative, community advocacy programs that address health-related issues such as hunger and obesity. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.