A new Mercy Health primary care facility could soon be coming to Wellington.
The village planning commission approved conceptual project plans June 28, though representatives for the health care provider say they have not fully committed to construction.
The 5,800-square-foot clinic would be built on Patriot Drive just north of Burger King on Rt. 58 and feature eight treatment rooms. It could also potentially provide walk-in service and x-ray amenities.
According to architects at the meeting, the projected cost is approximately $1 million.
“We have a continued focus on enhancing services throughout Lorain County,” said Jennifer Cakir, Mercy’s director of marketing and communications. “Currently, we are evaluating a number of options to increase access to care including exploring the potential to build a medical office building in Wellington.”
If the project does become a reality, all Mercy offices located at 508 Dickson St. in Wellington would move to the new facility.
Those offices are located in the Binder Building behind the old Wellington Community Hospital, which closed in 1989.
“I think people are discovering the well-kept secret that Wellington has been,” said mayor Hans Schneider. “You’re going to keep seeing this kind of growth here.”
Mercy Health operates 23 hospitals and 450 care locations across eight regions in Ohio and Kentucky. It is the largest health system and fourth largest employer in Ohio.
The company operates Mercy Allen Hospital in Oberlin and Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain.
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