May 18, 2011
UPMC Hamot to Build Medical Park in Mt. Jewett
J. Gary Rhodes, Vice President of UPMC Hamot and CEO of KCH announced today that "UPMC Hamot is expected to begin construction of a new Medical Park in Mt. Jewett this summer to improve access to quality healthcare and better serve residents of the area." Completion of the facility is expected before winter.
The Family Medicine practices of Linda Rettger, M.D. and Eric Asp, PA-C will relocate to the new "UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett" on Main Street in the commercial area of Mt. Jewett.
Physicians of Internal Medicine and Women’s Health (OB/GYN) as well as extended hours of operation are also anticipated.
The 2,600 square foot center will allow two physicians to see patients at the same time with six exam rooms, a minor procedure room, plus support and wait areas.
The center will be connected to KCH and UPMC Hamot via high-speed fiber optics allowing use of the electronic medical record system of KCH and the expansion of telemedicine services provided by UPMC Hamot and UPMC Pittsburgh.
"We look forward to expanded care and services in Mt. Jewett," Rhodes stated. "KCH and UPMC Hamot recognize the need for enhanced medical facilities in the Mt. Jewett area. KCH's partnership with UPMC Hamot ensures access to quality care will continue to be a top priority."
Front and side sketch of "UPMC Hamot Medical Park - Mt. Jewett" due to break ground this summer and be completed by winter on Main Street in Mt. Jewett.