O’Bleness Hospital begins construction for new medical office building in Athens

O’Bleness Hospital begins construction for new medical office building in Athens

ATHENS, OH – OhioHealth announced in April the construction of a new 30,000 square foot, two-story medical office building on the O’Bleness Hospital campus. The 11.3 million dollar project is on the land situated between the hospital at 55 Hospital Drive and the OhioHealth Urgent Care Athens building at 265 West Union Street in Athens. Earthwork has begun and construction is scheduled to end in late October 2020 with move in during November 2020. The new building is set to open in early December 2020.


As previously announced, the new facility will become the home of current Athens-based OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College primary care practices, including those currently located at the Castrop Health Center, in Parks Hall and on Columbus Road and West Union Street in Athens. The facility will also serve as the home of an expanded Family Practice Residency Program and feature 5,000 square feet of additional space reserved to accommodate future growth. OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College specialty practices will remain in the Castrop Health Center, allowing both patients and providers easy access to the hospital and its services.


Rendering of the new OhioHealth Medical Office Building


About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by Fortune as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007–2019.

Serving its communities since 1891, OhioHealth is a family of 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a system of 12 hospitals and more than 200 ambulatory sites, hospice, home health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit OhioHealth.com.