Samaritan Richland Health Center rendering

This is an artist's rendering of the $17 million Samaritan Richland Health Center that should be completed by Spring 2020 in Madison Township.

MADISON TOWNSHIP -- University Hospitals plans to break ground on a $17 million state-of-the-art outpatient health center in Madison Township, Richland County on March 20 with a projected completion date of spring 2020.

The proposed 30,000-square-foot ambulatory health center will house an urgent care in addition to several other services. The building offers easy access from both State Route 42 and State Route 30.

Interior of Sameritan Richland Health Center

This is an artist's rendering of the interior of the Samaritan Richland Health Center that should be completed by Spring 2020 in Madison Township.

“The new UH Samaritan Richland Health Center will allow us to meet the increased demand for outpatient services and provide primary and specialty care in Richland County communities,” said Richard A. Hanson, President, UH Community Hospitals Western Region and Ambulatory Care.

“The planned new construction exemplifies our commitment to improving access to the highest quality care in an efficient patient-centered environment.”

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at the UH Samaritan Richland Health Center site, 1033 Ashland Road.

Services on the first floor of the building will include an urgent care, laboratory, radiology, physical therapy and community space for educational needs, including screenings. The second floor will have office suites for specialists and primary care physicians.

“We welcome University Hospitals. This is an exciting opportunity for significant and positive investments that will keep our community vibrant and healthy,” said Richland County Commissioner Darrell Banks. “As one of the most forward-thinking health care systems in the country, University Hospitals will provide extraordinary benefits to our community for years to come.”

“Residents in Madison and Mifflin Townships and surrounding Richland and Ashland County communities will have greater access to medical treatment, closer to home,” added Karen McNeil, President, UH Samaritan Medical Center. “We are excited about expanding into this area. Not only will it improve our patients’ access to quality health care, but it also creates job opportunities for the community.”

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