COLUMBUS, Ohio — OhioHealth announced on Monday its only downtown Columbus hospital will be expanding.
Grant Medical Center, located on East Town Street and South Grant Avenue, will undergo a major transformation, according to the organization.
The project includes adding a seven-story building along Town Street that will house a new trauma center, emergency department and critical care pavilion. The pavilion will add 160 private beds and will include underground parking for emergency patients.
An ambulatory facility will be built to provide access to expanded primary care services on the corner of Grant Avenue and State Street. The building will have two floors of outpatient care and a five-story parking garage.
The expansion will cost around $400 million, according to OhioHealth. The investment will preserve more than 3,000 current downtown jobs and create hundreds of additional jobs now and during the course of the project.
Grant Medical Center, which has been in downtown Columbus for 122 years, is the busiest Level I trauma center in Ohio, according to OhioHealth.
Below is a list of facts and figures associated with the expansion:
- Grant will increase by about 310,000 square feet
- Ambulatory facility and parking garage: approximately 40,000 square feet of medical office building space and a five-story parking garage
- Emergency department/critical care pavilion: 270,000 square feet with underground parking
- Increases trauma bays from three to five
- Improves and expands parking options for patients and visitors
- Increases main campus total beds from about 406 to over 450
- Anticipated to create hundreds of new jobs over the next decade
- Construction will begin in mid-2023 and is expected to be completed in mid-2028.
- The project will be designed by Cannon Design in conjunction with Design Group and Moody Nolan. The building team is a partnership between Messer Construction and Daimler and will also include a variety of diverse and small businesses.