Health leaders hail opening of Heritage Valley Edgeworth facility
Convenience was the driving force behind a new Edgeworth medical facility, the leader of Heritage Valley Health System said.
“It's wonderful to be able to park outside, walk in, see your primary care physician … and when that physician orders lab work or a radiology test … to go and get it right away and not have to leave, no appointment necessary,” Heritage Valley CEO Norm Mitry said last week as health system leaders celebrated the grand opening of Heritage Valley Edgeworth — a “medical neighborhood” inside Esmark Center, 100 Hazel Lane, offering primary care physicians in addition to diagnostic and rehab services.
“Everyone is in a hurry for everything we do — whether it's driving through Burger King, whether it's trying to get through Wal-Mart — whatever it is, everyone's in a hurry and they multitask,” Mitry said.
“The vision of the neighborhood was to take existing practices and services that were disparate among the community and put them into a neighborhood.”
In addition to primary care physicians and other services, the Edgeworth medical neighborhood offers a seven-day walk-in clinic.
Heritage Valley has three smaller neighborhood centers, including Ellwood City, Moon and Robinson. The Edgeworth location joins one in Chippewa in what Heritage Valley leaders say are “full-service” locations.
“We hope to be doing more of these in the future,” Mitry said. “What it proves is that people love to park outside, come in, have their care and get back in their car and go.”
Mitry said the neighborhood facility is more convenient than a doctor's office sending patients to Heritage Valley Sewickley hospital where they have to trek through the large building seeking a lab.
“And if you're longer than 30 minutes, you have to pay two bucks to park,” he said. “It's not convenient.”
For Esmark Inc. CEO Jim Bouchard, the facility already has been useful.
Bouchard, whose global headquarters is on the building's third floor, used the facility to have lab work done, he said.
“It really is a gift to the community,” he said.
Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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