The nearly 14,000 square foot center will expand access for the Lawrence County community
Sharon Regional Medical Center, a Steward Family Hospital, announced plans to bring a new state-of-the-art health center, the Sharon Regional Outpatient Health and Diagnostic Center, to Lawrence County. Plans are underway to transform the former Aldi’s store, located at 2715 Wilmington Road in Neshannock Township, to offer Lawrence County residents convenient access to Sharon Regional services.
Construction is set to begin this month on phase one of the 14,000 square foot facility to include suites for diagnostic testing, a walk-in laboratory, x-ray and EKG services. In addition, the health center will house specialty physician offices, including cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology, and urology. Local residents can expect to be able to access these services by late fall of this year. Additionally, Sharon Regional is in process of finalizing plans for phase two of the project to include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, with additional specialties expected to be added.
“Lawrence County is an important part of our strategy to meet the changing healthcare needs,” said Daniel Knell, Regional President of Steward Health Care. “The investment in this new outpatient center aligns with Steward’s mission of improving the health of the communities we serve. This includes being closer to where our patients live and offering them affordable, high quality and coordinated care.”
Joseph Hugar, President of Sharon Regional Medical Center expressed appreciation to local physicians, community residents, and business owners who encouraged Sharon Regional to bring these services to their community. ““We have seen an increase in demand for a number of our services including open heart surgery, orthopedics, bariatrics, obstetrics, and general surgery and by bringing this outpatient center to Lawrence County, we are providing greater convenience for our patients and efficiency for our physicians. Hugar continued, “Combined with the fact that we are the region’s only accredited chest pain center and primary stroke center, Sharon Regional will provide the access needed to eliminate area residents having to travel to Pittsburgh or Cleveland to get advanced care.”
A community open house will be announced at a later date to welcome the community and offer tours of the new center.
For more information, visit www.sharonregionalmedical.org.