A health clinic featuring a variety of services will move to a new location in Urbana with expanded services.
Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, opened a clinic in May 2015 on Scioto Street, but increased demand for services led the organization to seek a larger space. The clinic will move to 1880 E. U.S. Route 36 next to Wright-Patt Credit Union. It will open July 5.
The new 4,500-square-foot clinic will offer obstetrics, gynecology, and adult and pediatric primary care. It also will offer general surgery, urology, orthopedics, x-ray, full laboratory services and physical therapy, according to a press release.
“We’ve had consistent growth from the Champaign County area for both outpatient and inpatient,” Mary Rutan Marketing and Communications Vice President Laura Miller said. “This provides a convenience for the current patient base and allows us to expand our market share for Champaign County.”
The clinic quickly outgrew its location at 848 Scioto St. Miller said the services being provided can be difficult to find in Champaign County.
The 848 Scioto St. location will be closed, Mary Rutan Vice President of Physician Integration Tom Denbow said.
The move and expansion is a positive development for the community, County Commissioner Bob Corbett said.
“Mary Rutan is a good hospital with good physicians,” he said. “It’s a changing medical world. It seems we may all be going to clinics someday. It just looks to me like a positive direction.”
The building was formerly the home of DaVita Dialysis, Champaign Economic Partnership Director Marcia Bailey said. Having Mary Rutan’s services grow is good for the community, she added.
“It’s always nice to see growth in whatever industry, whether it’s manufacturing, agriculture or health care services. It gives residents and people coming to look at moving here options for their health care needs. I’m impressed to know they’ve seen a need to grow further and invest further in our community,” Bailey said. “I’m anxious to see their growth in a building that has been underutilized and is beginning to be utilized again. I look forward to having them, and their services, here.”
Urbana Director of Administration Kerry Brugger said city staff is excited to see local businesses expand.
“It is apparent the Mary Rutan expansion is a result of their need to increase their services to fill an identified need within the community,” he said.
An estimated eight to 10 people will be on staff at the new location. A typical day would have two health care providers and support staff on site, Denbow said.
The clinic is largely appointment-based, though some walk-ins may be accommodated.
Physical therapy is a new service and will begin operations Aug. 1, Denbow said. If physical therapy becomes a successful venture, Denbow said, it may move to a separate location and the clinic could be expanded further.
Several of the clinic’s staff members live in Urbana, so they won’t all be commuting from Bellefontaine, Miller said.
The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, and those hours could expand in the future, Miller said.
Mary Rutan opened a “convenience clinic” in Bellefontaine that is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week for walk-ins.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 937-887-0164.
Casey S. Elliott may be reached at 937-652-1331 ext. 1772 or on Twitter @UDCElliott.