Mount Carmel West will officially be torn down spring 2019.
The hospital, which has served the west side Franklinton community for a century, will officially close its campus in preparation for its relocation to Grove City.
The hospital group is currently building a 210-bed facility in Grove City that will open in November 2018. The remaining services at Mount Carmel West will be moved and the facility will be set for demolition beginning the following spring.
According to the hospital, around 50% of the patients that come to Mount Carmel West are from Grove City, so they see this move less as leaving an area that needs them and more as a move towards their client base.
Mount Carmel will retain a presence in the Franklinton community, by expanding the College of Nursing and moving a new, state of the art ER into the vacant Surgery Center.
According to a report by The Dispatch, most residents in Franklinton are supportive of the move. But some are worried that the local community only having access to emergency care, instead of the variety they are used to now, could have a negative impact.
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