Grand View Health Dublin Outpatient Center ribbon cut highlights city revitalization
DUBLIN – Grand View Health’s new outpatient center in Dublin is only part of a larger revitalization project underway in the district, officials said as a ribbon cut took place for the outpatient center on October 7.
“Despite the challenges of Covid, supply chain issues and a few hurricanes along the way, we are now surrounded by townhouses, apartments, this outpatient center that will soon be open, all remotely walk to shops and restaurants, “said GVH Interim President and CEO Doug Hughes, addressing ribbon cutting attendees including US Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, R-1st Dist ., and State Senator Steve Santarsiero, D-10th Dist.
Grand View has had offices in Dublin for many years, he said.
“It takes that commitment to the next level,” he said.
“We believe taking care of your health should be as convenient as eating lunch and that’s why we offer walk-in x-rays and walk-in lab tests,” said Hughes. ” But this is not enough. If you are a pregnant woman, you can visit your obstetrician / gynecologist and take a few steps to get an ultrasound. You can get an x-ray and an orthopedic doctor under one roof. You can see a cardiologist and, if necessary, walk down the hall for an echocardiogram – here in Dublin. “
Information on the new outpatient center includes that it will have cardiology, OB / GYN, orthopedics and primary care practices. Imaging and diagnostic tests include DEXA, ECG / echocardiogram, laboratory services, 3D mammography, ultrasound and x-ray. Additional information is available at GVH.org/Dublin.
The $ 5.5 million outpatient center in Dublin has five doctor’s suites and a covered aisle for patient pickup and drop-off.
GVH also has outpatient centers in Harleysville, Sellersville, Pennsburg, Quakertown and Chalfont. GVH has emergency care centers in Quakertown and Kulpsville. A six-story addition to Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Township is currently underway.
The focus is on community, said Hughes.
“We want you to be able to take care of yourself here locally,” he said.
GVH continues to add services, including a recent trauma treatment certification at Grand View Hospital, that allow more people to be treated locally instead of having to be taken to more remote facilities, said Grand View Health board chair Rob Pritchard.
“We’re not trying to be someone who grows up outside of our community. We want to serve our community and that includes many cities that we all live in here, ”said Pritchard.
The new facility is part of a larger revitalization which, according to Dublin Mayor Chris Hayes, started as a concept 12 years ago.
Residents, businesses and government officials were interviewed to develop a vision for what the revitalization should look like, he said.
“People wanted to have a pedestrianized city, a place where they could buy food, where they could do their banking, drop off their dry cleaning, go to a doctor’s appointment, all within a radius of. about eight kilometers, ”Hayes said. The larger radius takes into account people coming from other neighboring communities in town, he said.
The redevelopment plans include 79 townhouses, some of which have already been built and are inhabited, he said.
A multi-purpose building under construction next to the GVH Dublin Outpatient Center will have retail space on the ground floor and 30 apartments on the second and third floors, he said.
“Our post office is going to come in, there will be a dental office, a chiropractor,” Hayes said. This building is expected to be completed next spring, he said.
The old Dublin TEC Center, which is now known as The Square, has been renovated, he said.
“The TEC Center has always been an incubator for new businesses,” said Hayes. “We’ve kept the spirit of this building by having local mom and pop family businesses again, so you won’t see any chains, you won’t see Starbucks or whatever.”
An old gas station has been preserved and turned into The Station building, he said.
A brewery-brewery recently opened there, with a food court to come, he said. The food court will feature multiple types of food, including brick oven pizzas, tacos, waffles, and dinner-style foods such as burgers and fries, he said.
The temporarily closed Dublin Diner plans to reopen in the spring, Hayes said.
Those who took part in the revitalization vision survey said they wanted to respect Dublin’s history while adding modern conveniences, said Hayes and Hughes.
“Most importantly, they wanted spaces and places where people could walk, interact and enjoy,” said Hughes. “It is safe to say that this vision was successful. “