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Waynesboro Hospital medical office building moves forward

Houses to be demolished to make way for Summit Health building

August 20, 2013|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com
  • This house at 14 Sunnyside Ave. in Waynesboro is among those slated to be razed to make room for a medical office building beside Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital.
By Kevin G. Gilbert/Staff Photographer

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Summit Health is moving forward with plans to build a medical office building beside Waynesboro Hospital.

Seven houses just east of the hospital have demolition notices posted in their front yards.

Summit Health spokeswoman Karlee Brown said the medical office building will be next to the hospital, along Enterprise Avenue and Pa. 16, on the emergency department side of the hospital campus.

“We expect to clear seven lots for the medical office building project. All of these properties are owned by Waynesboro Hospital,” Brown said.

Demolition will begin in the next few weeks, she said.

The three-story medical office building will cover about 50,000 square feet, Brown said.

“The building will be designed to provide space for physician practices and a walk-in care service,” Brown said. “The new medical office building is one of the strategies we’re using to recruit new physicians to the Waynesboro area.”

Brown said Summit Health is in the design phase and will eventually present plans to the Borough of Waynesboro for approval.

A land-development plan has not been submitted to the borough, according to borough officials.

“A contemporary building designed to improve the patient experience is very attractive to physicians who are interested in coming here,” Brown said.

The total cost of the building project is estimated at about $16 million, including construction, fixtures, furnishings and landscaping.

Groundbreaking is scheduled to take place in January, according to hospital staff.

The project is expected to provide about 150 full-time construction jobs for at least 18 months, Brown said.

“We expect additional health care jobs to be available as a result of growing the physician practice in the building,” Brown said. “Also, we expect new jobs for facility maintenance.”

 Summit Health owns the Waynesboro and Chambersburg (Pa.) hospitals, as well as several area clinics.

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