Today, Conemaugh Health System ceremoniously broke ground on a new outpatient center located in Somerset, Pennsylvania. Community leaders, elected officials, health care providers and hospital supporters gathered to watch the first dig marking the beginning of construction for the facility, which is made possible by a nearly $10 million investment from Duke LifePoint Healthcare.
“Today marks the beginning of a new chapter as we further expand our services and strengthen the ties between Conemaugh Health System and the Somerset community,” said William Caldwell, Market President of Conemaugh Health System. “Designed with the patient in mind, Conemaugh Somerset represents our enduring commitment to serving the people of Somerset and surrounding areas, and we look forward to the many ways this future facility will positively impact the health of the community.”
Conemaugh Somerset will be a 16,020-square-foot facility featuring advanced diagnostic imaging services, including mobile computerized tomography (CT), mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-ray and 3D mammography; a primary care clinic; cardiology, neuroscience, and urology specialty care services; nuclear medicine; lab testing; and occupational health services.
The outpatient center was designed by Stengel Hill Architecture and will be constructed by MBM Contracting, using largely local subcontractors. It will be located at 120 Pine Haven Lane in Somerset and is expected to open at the end of 2019.
“Ensuring access to high quality and comprehensive care in an outpatient setting is fundamental to advancing our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Jamie Carter, Eastern Division President of LifePoint Health, of which Conemaugh Health System is a part. “We look forward to opening this state-of-the-art center next year and continuing to partner with Conemaugh Health System to transform the health of this region.”
To learn more about Conemaugh Health System, visit Conemaugh.org.
About Conemaugh Health System
Conemaugh Health System, a member of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, is the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania, serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs. Conemaugh’s 3,500+ employees and 350+ physicians are committed to excellence and repeatedly earn state and national recognition for exceptional clinical outcomes. Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, provides sophisticated technology, the highest levels of trauma and neonatal intensive care and a committed history of training tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and allied health providers. For more information on Conemaugh, visit us at Conemaugh.org or follow us on Facebook.
About Duke LifePoint Healthcare
Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture of Duke University Health System, Inc. and LifePoint Health, was established to build a dynamic network of hospitals and health care providers. The joint venture, which brings together LifePoint’s experience in community-based hospital management and Duke’s world-renowned leadership in patient safety and clinical quality systems, is strengthening and improving healthcare delivery by providing community hospitals the clinical, quality and operational resources they need to grow and prosper.