by David Miller
Loveland, Ohio – Loveland residents will have another choice for medical care when a new, $156 million 60-bed hospital and medical office complex is built near Kings Island and Kings High School.
The hospital will be built at the former College Football Hall of Fame site eighteen minutes from downtown Loveland.
Mercy Health – Cincinnati announced the health system will build the new, hospital on the 30-acre site along the I-71 “Innovation Corridor” in Mason at Kings Mills, exit 25 on I-71. They will break ground in the third quarter of 2021 and anticipates bringing 220 new jobs to Mason in 2024 with eventual growth to 275. Construction is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2023 with Mercy Health beginning patient care shortly thereafter.
“Our leadership team identified an opportunity for serving unmet inpatient needs in Warren County, while developing a strong partnership with the City of Mason,” said Mercy Health – Cincinnati President Dave Fikse. “This investment aligns with our mission to promote accessible, community health and well-being.”
The new hospital, will be the first new hospital construction in Cincinnati since Mercy Health built West Hospital in 2014. In announcing their plans Mercy Health said that they will focus on providing emergency care and general and orthopedic surgery and offers opportunity for future campus expansion. It will include:
- Emergency department
- One level II cath lab
- 60 beds
- Four operating rooms
- Two procedure suites
The facility will also be home to a medical office building located adjacent to the hospital and offering specialist care, including cardiology, pulmonology, general surgery, gynecology, gastroenterology, and vascular services.
“We’re very excited to welcome one of the largest health systems in the country and in the region, Mercy Health, to the City of Mason. It’s a great complement to our I-71 Innovation corridor. City Council’s priority is to foster a culture of wellness for our residents and this development aligns with that commitment,” said City of Mason Mayor Kathy Grossmann.
Mason City Council approved on Monday an “economic participation agreement” and incentive package that included a $600,000 forgivable loan and waiver of expedited permit fees, as well as a “mutual commitment” to explore a collaboration around bio innovation.
“Our strategies have much in common. We are energized by the large emphasis that Bon Secours Mercy Health places on research, innovation, and engagement with early-stage companies. Mason economic development has an ongoing track record of facilitating and adopting innovation through this model to grow the Mason BioHub. We are looking forward to having Mercy here as a partner,” said Michele Blair, director of economic development for the City of Mason.
The project architect is GBBN and Danis is the construction firm.
This new Mason facility will serve the northeast region of Cincinnati.
It’s the latest Mercy Health development in the area, following the July 2019 opening of Mercy Health – Deerfield Medical Center, an outpatient facility with diagnostics and physician offices. Deerfield Medical Center houses primary care practices and offers cardiology, women’s health services, and general surgery practices, in addition to diagnostic services on site, including lab draws, X-ray, MRI, mammography, ultrasound, and cardio/pulmonary testing.
Mercy Health – Cincinnati said they will announce two new primary care practices in Mason and Maineville later this month.