Moon Township, PA, (October 4, 2011)
– Heritage Valley Health System plans to renovate a 30,000 square foot facility in the Chippewa Center in Chippewa, Pa to construct a new “Medical Mall.” The new facility, located at 2580 Constitutional Boulevard, will consolidate five existing offices into one new location and offer additional specialty services.
The Medical Mall is a “one-stop shopping” concept and design that will provide patients with the convenience of accessing primary care, pediatric care as well as ambulatory and diagnostic services in one community, easy to access location.
The transaction was completed with Pennmark Management Company, the owner of the Chippewa Center, which is a full service commercial Real Estate Development and Management Company with a portfolio of approximately two million square feet of retail, office and medical located throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Ohio. Over the past few years, they have also provided planning and construction services to medical groups and hospitals such as Heritage Valley.
Located next to the existing Aldi’s Market, the new Heritage Valley location will consolidate the practices of Michael Guffey, MD, Trinity Family Practice, and Alexander Kalenak, MD. Dr. Guffey will be moving from his current location on Darlington Road in the Chippewa/Beaver Falls area. Trinity Family Practice (Drs. Ehrenberg, Palguta, Rodriguez, and Stragand) will be relocating from their current location in Chippewa, and Dr. Kalenak will move from his current location on Second Street in Darlington, Pa.
Additionally, the Tri-State Pediatric Associates office currently located at 2400 Darlington Road will relocate to the new space in order to provide pediatric services from its network of 14 pediatricians. As an additional service, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh will sublease space in the new facility to provide specialty pediatric services such as pediatric cardiology and pediatric neurology, enabling patients to receive specialized pediatric care locally and avoid driving to Wexford or Children’s main campus in Lawrenceville.
Other proposed services in the Medical Mall facility include a laboratory draw site, diagnostic services such as digital imaging and digital mammography, ultrasound, MRI, Heritage Valley’s Signature Rehab outpatient rehabilitation, Staunton Clinic outpatient behavioral health and a retail location for MedCare, a durable medical equipment (DME) company.
“The Medical Mall concept is something we have done on a smaller scale in Moon Township, taking disparate physician and hospital related services and melding them into a one-stop shopping experience for the consumer,” said Norm Mitry, President and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. “The Chippewa location with its pediatrics, primary care, pediatric specialists in conjunction with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, behavioral health, laboratory, physical therapy, and diagnostic imaging services will offer high quality services in a much more convenient and modern setting and all services will be connected through our electronic health record system.”
Construction on the Heritage Valley Medical Mall facility will begin this fall, with completion scheduled for early 2012.