An independent physician practice with a long affiliation with OhioHealth is collaborating with the health system on a comprehensive outpatient cancer clinic in Dublin.
Columbus Oncology & Hematology Associates plans to build the two-story, 32,000-square-foot medical office at 6700 Perimeter Dr., across from OhioHealth’s large administrative office at 6805 Perimeter, which neighbors OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital.
Planned for a 2021 opening, the clinic would bring several services from diagnosis through follow-up under one roof, such as chemotherapy infusion, research, imaging and lab work, physician offices for oncologists and surgeons and counseling for survivors.
OhioHealth is paying $5 million toward construction and equipment in the $9.4 million project, and plans to lease about half the building.
“A cancer patient navigating this can get a lot of things done in one place,” said Renee Jordan, the practice’s HR director.
Columbus Oncology would keep its Columbus office at 810 Jasonway Ave. on the northwest side. The practice has grown to 14 physicians and is working on a strategic plan for adding more, Jordan said.
The specialists have worked mainly at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and its Bing Cancer Center. Nearly all have been certified by Texas-based MD Anderson Cancer Network.
Columbus-based Daimler Group Inc. is developing the building, designed by Andrews Architects, on 3 acres. The project is going before the Dublin Planning and Zoning Commission next week. Find renderings of the building here.
“OhioHealth and Columbus Oncology have a strong, long-standing relationship and this collaboration will bring two strong healthcare providers together in a new way,” Dr. Praveen Dubey, OhioHealth vice president for cancer services, said in a news release.
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center plans to build one of its massive multi-specialty outpatient campuses across Rt. 33/161 from Dublin Methodist.