Physician-owned surgical hospital to open in Limerick in 2010
LIMERICK - The construction of a surgical hospital at the Linfield Park industrial site will provide area residents with a wide range of medical services by mid-2010, including orthopedic, hand, eye, gastrointestinal and many others.
Physicians' Care Surgical Hospital, which will span 30,000 square feet, is owned by local doctors who plan to hire area residents to staff it. Its mission is to return the focus of the delivery of health care services to the patients.
"The goals of this facility are to provide the highest quality, safest and most efficient surgical care possible to the surrounding community," said Brian Levinson, vice president of Nueterra, a development and management company and equity partner of the project.
"The Limerick area, as we all know, is near the center of the rapidly growing 422 corridor. Frankly, our community needs greater access to surgical services because of the tremendous growth it has experienced in the last 10 to 15 years.
Services will be offered for orthopedic, hand, eye, ear, nose and throat, gynecological, oral and maxillofacial, gastrointestinal and breast surgeries.
"The proximity to 422, this central location and traffic patterns all make this site ideal for serving the residents of the entire region."
Township Manager Dan Kerr said the facility will further diversify Limerick's employment base and tax base while at the same time diversifying services offered to residents.
"The Board of Supervisors is very happy they chose Limerick to move into," Kerr said.
The number of jobs that will be created by the hospital is not available at this time, Levinson said. However, the project already has created local jobs because the hospital is being built by a local construction management company and local contractors, he added.
The hospital will be a green facility, with the intention of maximizing the use of renewable energy sources.
Although the center will not offer an emergency room or urgent care, it will have the potential to expand at some point in the future.
The "expandability" was built into the planning for this facility to meet future needs for the growing population, Levinson said.