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This Downtown Hospital Will Undergo A Massive, $400 Million Expansion

On Monday, OhioHealth announced plans to expand Grant Medical Center.

Grant Medical Center has been a pillar of the downtown community for 122. The hospital offers comprehensive medical care and services, from primary care all the way to specialized care. The hospital has been nationally recognized in several fields, including orthopedics, heart and vascular care, neurosciences and robotics and more.

In addition to being a major jobs provider in the downtown area, the hospital also gives downtown works and residents access to quick, excellent care. The hospital is also a Level 1 Trauma Center, treating all sorts of emergency conditions.

“Grant’s Level I Trauma Center is a point of pride for the hospital and the OhioHealth system as a whole,” said Urmil Pandya, MD, Grant’s medical director of trauma. “As the busiest and top rated Level I Trauma Center in Ohio, we are fortunate to have a group of experienced trauma team members to care for the thousands of patients we receive every year. The updated emergency department and critical care pavilion will allow us to continue to provide excellent, cutting edge and the most innovative care in a world-class setting. Our number one focus is on positive patient outcomes and this new facility will allow us to continue to be the best at what we do – saving lives.”

Renderings Courtesy: Cannon Design.

The expanded hospital will include:

-A new trauma center, emergency department and critical care pavilion to build upon Grant’s core strengths. This seven story building along Town Street will allow OhioHealth to expand trauma, critical care and intermediate care and modernize the emergency department to meet growing demand for these services. The new critical care pavilion will add 160 private beds and will include close and convenient access to underground parking for our ED patients.

-A newly constructed ambulatory facility to provide convenient access to expanded primary care services on the corner of Grant Avenue and State Street. This building will include two floors of outpatient care and a five-story parking garage. Grant Family Medicine, the Transitions of Care Clinic and the food pantry will be housed in this building.

-Enhancements to the overall campus experience for patients, visitors, hospital associates and local residents. This includes additional parking and enhancing greenspaces and hardscapes to promote walkability and a sense of community.

“As downtown Columbus continues to grow and develop, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center is growing right along with us by making sure our residents and those who work here have access to state-of-the-art healthcare,” said Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. “This initiative will serve as an easily accessible healthcare destination while also creating additional job opportunities. We are thankful to OhioHealth for its $400 million investment in downtown, one of the largest, single investments by one company in downtown to date.”

Renderings Courtesy: Cannon Design.

The project is not only expected to preserve over 3,000 current jobs, but to also increase jobs by the hundreds.

-The hospital will increase by a whopping 310,000 square feet (Ambulatory facility and parking garage will be approximately 40,000 square feet of medical office building space and a five-story parking garage; Emergency department/critical care pavilion will be approximately 270,000 square feet with underground parking).

-Increases trauma bays from three to five.

-Improves and expands parking options for patients and visitors.

-Increases main campus total beds from about 406 to over 450.

-$400 million investment in downtown Columbus.

-Anticipated to create hundreds of new jobs over the next decade.

-Construction will begin in mid-2023 and is expected to be completed in mid-2028.

-The project will be designed by Cannon Design in conjunction with Design Group and Moody Nolan. The building team is a partnership between Messer Construction and Daimler.