Mercy plans to consolidate several facilities in Oregon

Posted on February 21, 2015

Written by: Marlene Harris-Taylor

Published by: Toledo Blade

Oregon residents will soon have a new medical facility that combines several services on one campus.

Mercy Health system and its partner, the Toledo Clinic and Toledo Cardiology Consultants, will build a $9.7 million medical office building next to the Mercy Oregon Clinic, 3841 Navarre Ave.

“It provides a setting where folks can go to physician’s office and under the same roof get rehabilitation services and imaging services. No one right now has them under one roof unless you go to one of the hospitals. It creates a one-stop shop for patients, said Jeff Dempsey, president and chief operating office at Mercy St. Charles Hospital.

Mercy took over the Oregon Clinic last year and already owned the adjacent land to it, so “it makes sense to build right there,” Mr. Dempsey said.

Mercy St. Charles rehabilitation services, now at 1001 Isaac Streets Dr., will move to the new two-story, 40,000-square-foot building. The Toledo Clinic also will move the small satellite office it operates in Oregon and assign a kidney doctor to the site, Mr. Dempsey said.

Toledo Cardiology Consultants, which has operated a part-time office in Oregon for the last nine months, will expand its staff to full-time and increase the number of doctors serving the area from one to two when it moves to the new site, said Dr. Ameer Kabour, who is also chief of cardiology at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

Dr. Kabour said this same one-stop shopping concept has been in use at the Progressive Wellness Center in Sylvania and has proven to be effective in making things move faster and providing better care for patients.

“If they need a blood test, they can walk out of our office and do it immediately instead of scheduling it for later. They can do it right away and move things faster and have a better plan of treatment,” Dr. Kabour said.

Construction depends on the weather, but Mercy officials plan for the project to be completed in the spring of 2016.