RANSON, W.Va. – West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Divisionis pleased to announce the ground breaking for a medical office building in Ranson on South Preston Street, located across the street from the main entrance to WVUH-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital. The bldg will be a 7,200 square foot building, with 16-18 exam rooms.
The medical office building will house two existing medical practices, WVU Maternity and Women’s Health Center and University Medical and Surgical Associates. In their existing facilities, the two practices currently house six physicians and a midwife, conducting approximately 9,000 patient visits per year. In the new facility, with its expanded capacity, 3-4 physicians may be added to care for patients, with the number of patient visits possibly doubling within several years.
Konrad C. Nau, MD, Associate Dean for the WVU Health Sciences Center Eastern Division said, “We are excited to break ground on this new medical office building adjacent to Jefferson Memorial Hospital. This 7,200 square foot clinic will provide a new ambulatory facility for our WVU Women’s Health and Maternity Center as well as our University Medical and Surgical Associates. In addition to ample, modern exam rooms, several in-office procedure suites will afford patients the services of minor surgical procedures and biopsies, ultrasound, urodynamic studies, and new minimally invasive gynecology procedures. As a healthcare organization - this center will provide new opportunities for synergy and collaboration between primary care, general surgery, and OB/GYN services for our patients.”
WVU Maternity and Women’s Health Center and University Medical and Surgical Associates are currently housed in space leased from WVUH-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital. JMH is seeking to expand its radiology services into the space currently used by the WVU Maternity and Women’s Health Center.
Nau, who is also Vice President for Medical Affairs at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, added, “In parallel, the recently implemented UHA/WVUH ambulatory electronic health record system will be integrated with the local WVUH-E hospital system, and the current WVU Women’s Health and Maternity Center will be renovated and transformed in a new Women's Imaging Center which will be operated by Jefferson Memorial Hospital.”
It is estimated that the building will cost $1.5 million to build. The general contractor on the project is Howard Shockey & Sons. The building is expected to be completed in March 2011.
Photo (left to right):
• David Hamill, Mayor of Ranson
• Jeff Boehm, Scott Kimble, The Shockey Companies
• Tina Coad, PhD, Chief Administrative Officer, Jefferson Memorial Hospital
• C.H. Mitch Jacques, MD, PhD, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Dean, Eastern Division
• Konrad C. Nau, MD, Associate Dean & Chair, Department of Family Medicine, Eastern Division
• Aaron Henry, Associate Vice President for Operations & Finance, University Health Associates
• Jay Bonfili, Vice President for Administration, University Health Associates
• Heather Morgan, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce