Morrow County Hospital moves to consolidate primary care practices


MT. GILEAD, OH—John T. Sweeney, MD, has begun renovations to his facility at 900 Meadow Drive that will soon be home to two primary care practices currently serving Morrow County. Morrow County Hospital is proud to partner with Dr. Sweeney on this initiative.

The two practices, MCH Primary Care Baker Street (712 Baker St., Mt. Gilead) and MCH Primary Care Mt. Gilead (245 Neal Ave., Mt. Gilead) will consolidate and move to the Meadow Drive location in January 2016.

“By locating both these practices under one roof, we are able to increase visibility and access to care, pursue Rural Health Clinic designation and share resources,” said CJ Miller, president and chief executive officer of Morrow County Hospital. “Additionally, the move gives us a newer and larger, more efficient facility that we hope will translate into a better experience for our patients.”

Renovations to the Meadow Drive location began in September and are expected to be completed in December. Patients of the two practices will receive additional information about the move later this year.

The relocation of the practices will result in some additional moving around the city, sometime after the first of the year:

* Heartbeat of Morrow County, a pregnancy/parenting resource center, will move from their current location at 245 Neal Ave. to 712 Baker St.

* Maryhaven, an addiction recovery center, has signed a letter of intent to lease three suites at 245 Neal Ave. The move will allow Maryhaven to increase both drug and alcohol and mental health services.

After January’s consolidation and move, 12 MCH Primary Care providers will see patients in these four locations:

* MCH Primary Care Meadow Drive, 900 Meadow Dr., Mt. Gilead

* MCH Primary Care Cardinal Center, 73 Sportsman’s Dr., Marengo*

* MCH Primary Care Cardington, 116 E. Main St., Cardington

* MCH Primary Care Northfield, 6519 U.S. Highway 42, Mt. Gilead*

Matthew Hintz, MD; Tracie Bakewell, CNP; Mohiuddin Ghazi, MD; Eric Hansen, MD; and Del Hoppes, DO will see patients at the new Meadow Drive location.

*MCH Primary Care Cardinal Center and Northfield are designated rural health clinics. These facilities provide care in areas that have a shortage of primary care physicians, allowing MCH to meet the needs of the community while keeping care local.

About Morrow County Hospital

Morrow County Hospital (MCH) has been providing outstanding healthcare services to the community since February 12, 1952. Today, the hospital is designated as a 25-bed critical access hospital with 122 physicians and advanced care practitioners who provide a broad range of services in multiple locations. For more information, please visit our website at morrowcountyhospital.com.

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