TriHealth is planning to build a large medical campus in near its headquarters in Cincinnati, as a "one-stop shop" for care, the not-for-profit health system announced
The Finneytown, Ohio, facility will be two stories with an area of 55,000 square feet and is expected to be completed in mid-2023, the health system announced on Friday. Recruitment is currently underway to staff the ambulatory campus with 18 to 20 primary care providers.
"Increasingly, healthcare is shifting from the acute care setting in hospitals into the ambulatory setting, and, in many ways, even into the home setting," said Mark Clement, president and CEO of not-for-profit TriHealth.
As a result, TriHealth has begun investing in a centralized network, value-based care models and evolved primary practices, which all work to manage patients' chronic conditions and address rising risk factors, Clement said.
The center will be TriHealth's 13th major ambulatory campus in Greater Cincinnati, and it will accommodate the consolidation of three primary care practices in nearby locations.
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Patients will be able to access specialty care services in cardiology, general surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics, obstetrics and other areas, as well as outpatient services including laboratory, X-ray, CT and cardiac testing. Urgent care will also be offered seven days a week. The new campus will cost more than $30 million to build, Clement said.
Approximately 75% of the company's revenue comes from outpatient services, and nearly all patient services are delivered in ambulatory or outpatient encounters, Clement said.
After noticing a lack of primary care physicians, specialists and patient services available to Finneytown residents, TriHealth got to work around five years ago to find a suitable site and property that would allow for the broadest access to healthcare services, Clement said.
As the Cincinnati region's second-largest healthcare employer, TriHealth has a workforce of 14,000, operates more than 140 care sites and six hospitals, and sees 600,000 primary care patients, about half of which are covered through a value-based payment arrangement.