The future of healthcare centers around the patient! Conemaugh Health System is hard at work to create easier access, more convenience, and better healthcare for our community.
Conemaugh Health System has confirmed the purchase of land in Ebensburg, PA and will begin construction of a comprehensive outpatient center. The 40,000 square foot building will be constructed at the intersection of Route 219 and Route 22.
“We are pleased to officially announce our plans to open a new outpatient center in Ebensburg,” says Steve Tucker, chief executive officer of Conemaugh Health System. “Conemaugh has been providing high-quality medical care in Ebensburg for more than thirty years, and our investment in this center will make it even more convenient for patients to access great health care, close to home.”
The new Conemaugh Ebensburg Outpatient Center will provide a one-stop, convenient location for a variety of outpatient services, consolidating and expanding existing imaging and lab services, as well as primary and specialty care physician offices. Construction on the site is expected to begin in October and will take about twelve months to complete.
Conemaugh Health System announced in June a similar project to construct an outpatient center in Somerset, and work on the Somerset property at the corner of North Center Avenue and Byers began this week.
Victor Giovanetti, President of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group added: “The investment in outpatient services in Ebensburg and Somerset is a great step towards advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier. I’m confident that under Bill Caldwell’s leadership these Conemaugh facilities will be vital and vibrant centers for community health.”
Conemaugh Health System ceremoniously broke ground on a new outpatient center located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Community leaders, elected officials, health care providers and hospital supporters gathered to watch the first dig marking the beginning of construction for the facility, which is made possible by a nearly $10 million investment from Duke LifePoint Healthcare.
“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter as we further expand our services and strengthen the ties between Conemaugh Health System and the Somerset community,” said William Caldwell, Market President of Conemaugh Health System. “Designed with the patient in mind, Conemaugh Somerset represents our enduring commitment to serving the people of Somerset and surrounding areas, and we look forward to the many ways this future facility will positively impact the health of the community.”
Conemaugh Somerset will be a 16,020-square-foot facility featuring advanced diagnostic imaging services, including mobile computerized tomography (CT), mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-ray and 3D mammography; a primary care clinic; cardiology, neuroscience, and urology specialty care services; nuclear medicine; lab testing; and occupational health services.
The outpatient center was designed by Stengel Hill Architecture and will be constructed by MBM Contracting, using largely local subcontractors. It will be located at 120 Pine Haven Lane in Somerset and is expected to open at the end of 2019.
“Ensuring access to high quality and comprehensive care in an outpatient setting is fundamental to advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Jamie Carter, Eastern Division President of LifePoint Health, of which Conemaugh Health System is a part. “We look forward to opening this state-of-the-art center next year and continuing to partner with Conemaugh Health System to transform the health of this region.”
Conemaugh Nason announced that it began construction of a new cardiac catheterization lab within the hospital. The 2,400 square foot lab will be located in the former Occupational Health space at the front of the hospital. Occupational Health has been relocated to the Outpatient entrance of the hospital. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
“This is an exciting project for us and for the community,” says Tim Harclerode, chief executive officer of Conemaugh Nason. “This will be the closest cardiac catheterization lab to most of the residents of Bedford and southern Blair counties, delivering life-saving procedures close to home.”
Dr. Medhat Zaher will serve as the Medical Director, and the team at Nason expects to add up to 10 new jobs including RN’s and lab technicians. Interventional cardiology procedures performed at the lab will include cardiac catheterization for acute heart attack and heart disease, as well as lower extremity vascular studies.
“The investment in the cardiac catheterization lab in Roaring Springs is another great step towards advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Victor Giovanetti, FACHE, president of LifePoint Health’s Eastern Group, which includes Conemaugh Health System. “We’re giving more people access to the critical services they need, where and when they need them.”
Conemaugh Health System recently announced the construction of outpatient centers in Ebensburg and Somerset.
Pictured in Photo (Left to Right): Michelle Buttry, Conemaugh Nason Chief Nursing Officer; Ron Grata, Conemaugh Nason Director of Plant Operations/Safety; Kim Semelsberger, Conemaugh Nason Chief Financial Officer; Doug Mingle, President, Conemaugh Nason Board of Trustees; Jenn Shade, Conemaugh Nason Cardiac Cath Lab Manager; Medhat Zaher, MD, Medical Director, Conemaugh Nason Cath Lab; Susan Heck, Vice President, Corazon; Cindy Brickley, President Brickley Construction; and Tim Harclerode, Conemaugh Nason Chief Executive Officer.