As published in Manufacturing & Construction News - February 1, 2019

In-progress construction on Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital

In-progress construction on Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital

Mercy Health invests $64.4M in Perrysburg

Rudolph Libbe is construction manager at risk for 101,000 square foot addition

Mercy Health is investing $64.4 million into its Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital, a remote location of Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center LLC, located at 12623 Eckel Junction Road. The project entails adding 46 inpatient beds, five operating rooms (ORs), one procedure room, medical office space for physicians and support areas.

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Mercy Health established its presence in Perrysburg with the opening of the $13.2 million Phase I Emergency Department (ED) and Diagnostic Center in November 2013, followed by the $14.3 million Phase II Perrysburg Cancer Center that opened in November 2016. The new addition is part of Mercy’s Phase III plan, which according to Mercy officials, was approved by the board in April 2017.

Bob Baxter, Mercy Health – Toledo president said, “Perrysburg is a growing community and Mercy Health is expanding its clinical network to provide residents with convenient access to services. It is important to Mercy Health to provide ready access to services and care close to where our patients live and work. Historically, residents in the Perrysburg area have had to travel for access to services. Mercy Health’s Perrysburg campus provides care and services close to home.”

In-progress construction on Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital

Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, is the construction manager at risk for the project, with Cincinnati-based Champlain Architects serving as the architect. According to Mercy Health officials, the architectural planning was completed in June 2017, with construction beginning in July 2017. The complete project is expected to be done – with Mercy Health moved in and seeing patients – in May.

Rudolph Libbe completed the Mercy Health Perrysburg ED and Diagnostic Center in 2013 and Rudolph Libbe and GEM Inc., also of the Rudolph Libbe Group, completed the Cancer Center in 2016.

When discussing the features of the building, Tom Schneider, senior preconstruction leader, Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, said, “The project is a 101,000-square-foot hospital, surgery center, and medical office building, which will adjoin the existing Mercy Health – Perrysburg Cancer Center and the Mercy Health - Perrysburg Emergency Department. The project includes a third-floor build-out of the Cancer Center, and construction of a new three-story tower which will house operating rooms, pre- and post-operative care, medical office suites, and inpatient beds. The Cancer Center build-out was completed in the spring of 2018 with the new tower slated to open in the spring of 2019.”

Schneider noted that the building will use LED lighting throughout to help it be more energy-efficient.

Rudolph Libbe employed its own craftspeople to perform site work, concrete, masonry, and carpentry; GEM Inc., based in Walbridge, performed the steel erection; Tech Dynamics, based in Perrysburg, was the steel supplier; Lakeside Interior Contractors, based in Perrysburg, performed metal studs, drywall, flooring and painting; OCP, based in Holland, performed metal studs and drywall for Phase 1; Bucher Painting, based in Holland, performed painting for Phase 1; Commercial Flooring of Toledo performed flooring; Nordmann Roofing, based in Toledo, performed roofing; thyssenkrupp, based in Northwood, performed elevator work; Accel Fire Systems, based in Sylvania, did the building fire protection; Dunbar Mechanical, based in Toledo, performed the plumbing; VM Systems, based in Toledo, performed the HVAC work; and Lake Erie Electric, based in Bowling Green, performed the electric and technology work.

Michael Craig, COO, of Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital, said, “The new addition will be used to expand Mercy Health’s inpatient and outpatient care capabilities. It will include an outpatient pharmacy, surgery center, and medical office space. This will allow Mercy Health to offer certain specialty care to the Perrysburg community without residents having to leave their home. The expansion also will bring additional resources to complement our Emergency Department and allow us to provide a higher level of care.”

In-progress construction on Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital

According to Mercy Health officials, there are about 150 employees that work out of the Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital, including contingent, part-time, and full-time staff, and this project will result in approximately 177 new jobs to the Perrysburg community.

“The project is responding to physicians seeking to expand their practices in the Perrysburg area and having ready access to hospital, emergency, and diagnostic services needed by their patients,” said Craig. “The signature campus being created will be a full-service destination center for patients seeking inpatient care, surgical intervention, emergency services, cancer care, and physician and outpatient diagnostic services. The expanded access in Perrysburg supports Mercy Health’s mission and goals to serve the wider community and provide high value care with quality outcomes across the greater northwest Ohio area.”

Craig also concluded by noting that the hospital provides a readily accessible facility for emergency and inpatient care for EMS providers transporting patients with critical and emergency conditions that need immediate care and that the campus provides a complement of inpatient, emergency, surgery, cancer and diagnostic services that will provide for the majority of healthcare needs of patients.

Mercy Health – Toledo is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top 20 health systems in the United States, one of the largest employers in Ohio and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Locally, Mercy Health is based in Toledo, Ohio, and serves 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy Health – Toledo provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents as well as a robust physician group, Mercy Health Physicians, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio.


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