Construction underway on Licking Memorial in Newark

August 27, 2018 by  

The Licking Memorial Health Systems medical office building in Newark will double in size, and construction on the addition began recently.

When the building opened in 2016, an addition was already planned. The addition will offer an additional 32,210 square feet, at an estimated cost of $11 million. An orthopedic surgery, family practice, and the Center for Sight will be housed in the new space.
Rob Montagnese, CEO and president of Licking Memorial, said that when the building was opened in 2016, it was generally recognized that larger premises would be needed, but no timeline was in place. However, the facility has seen an increase in the volume of patients it treats, making the addition necessary.

Work on the addition should take about a year. When it’s finished, community wellness and therapy services will move to the first floor, while physicians’ offices will be located on the second. An access road from the new addition to South Terrace Avenue is also in the plans, as is a new traffic signal. Brian Morehead, the city engineer, said studies of traffic have revealed a signal will be needed at the new intersection, and it should be installed next spring.

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