Nationwide Children’s Hospital and OhioHealth will offer separate 24/7 full service emergency departments under one roof in Lewis Center.

In addition to emergency services, a wide range of outpatient services are also available. The facility is located at 7853 Pacer Drive in Delaware, just north of Orange Road in Orange Township. The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Emergency

Department features:  Pediatric Emergency Department for children and teens, staffed by boardcertified/eligible pediatric emergency medicine sub-specialists  Expertise in pediatric advanced life support and resuscitation, as well as evaluation and treatment for acute injury and medical conditions  Radiology (X-ray and ultrasound) It’s important for parents to understand when to seek appropriate health care for their child. For guidelines on when best to use urgent care or emergency services, visit “We are proud to partner with OhioHealth to deliver the highest quality healthcare in a convenient location in Lewis Center to better meet the needs of children and adults in this growing region,” said Patty McClimon, Nationwide Children’s senior vice president of Strategic and Facilities Planning.

“This will be our first offsite, free standing pediatric emergency department and it will serve as the foundation for our 20th Close To Home Center which opened at this location late last year.” The OhioHealth Emergency Care Center features:  A full array of services and procedures offered by traditional hospital emergency departments  Eight private patient rooms, a resuscitation room and a triage room  Advanced imaging capabilities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray  Outpatient MRI (with physician referral) “This collaboration with Nationwide Children’s Hospital is a new concept to central Ohio that places emergency care for the entire family in the same building,” said Steve Markovich, MD, OhioHealth senior VP, central Ohio operations. “On the OhioHealth side, adult patients will be able to receive expert care from the same emergency medicine physicians who see patients at other OhioHealth emergency departments, close to where they live and work. Even without being physically attached to a hospital, our Emergency Care Center is equipped to handle most any medical emergency.”

The building’s second floor houses a Nationwide Children’s Hospital Close To Home Center, which opened in late October 2016. It includes:  Cardiology clinic (opened January 31, 2017), developmental occupational therapy, developmental physical therapy, speech pathology

“Our Close To Home Centers are always designed to complement services already provided by community physicians,” McClimon added. “In developing these sites, we work closely with the community pediatricians and family practice physicians in order to understand their patients’ needs and determine the types of specialty clinics and services we need to provide. Our care model focuses on the importance of a ‘medical home’ for all children, and parents are always advised to first consult with their child’s physician. Additionally, the Nationwide Children’s model is designed to deliver care in partnership with a patient’s primary care physician, which includes consistent, timely reporting to physicians regarding care provided to their patients.”

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New medical facility opens in Lewis Center. photo

New medical facility opens in Lewis Center.