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Fisher-Titus to offer after-hours medical clinic

Tom Jackson • Sep 13, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Hospital officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning for the new 11,000-square-foot building at 368 Milan Ave.

The building will cost about $2 million, including the price of land and construction. It’s scheduled to be finished in summer 2014. Janotta & Herner, of Monroeville, is serving as the general contractor and architect.

Fisher-Titus has never offered an after-hours medical clinic for people who become sick in the evening or on the weekends but don’t necessarily need to go to the emergency room, hospital president Ross Matlack said.

“This will be a completely new offering,” he said, adding that the hospital itself plans to provide a similar offering as part of the restructuring of its emergency room.

Matlack said the hospital will look for other opportunities to offer services on the north end of Norwalk to supplement the hospital complex on the south side.

The new building will also house the hospital’s industrial health unit and rehabilitation services, including physical therapy.

In addition, 3,400 square feet will be rented out to Northern Ohio Foot and Ankle Specialists. Dr. Marc Dolce started the practice 12 years ago and has since added his wife, Dr. Kareem Dolce, and Dr. Nichols Brown.

“We’re very excited about a new location, which will allow us more room for growth,” Marc Dolce said at Tuesday’s ceremony.

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan, who also attended Tuesday’s ceremony, said Fisher-Titus has spent more than $200 million in building expansions and equipment purchases over the last decade.

By the numbers Fisher-Titus

950: Employees 

20: Jobs added since last year

In 2012 

3,732: Admissions 

622: Babies birthed 

27,601: Emergency room visits 

6,692: Surgeries 

132,277: Outpatient visits

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