Harrisburg-based nonprofit PinnacleHealth System is partnering with a developer on a project designed to increase access to health care in Perry County.
Newport Medical One LP, a joint venture between Triple Crown Corp. and Omni Realty Group, is working with PinnacleHealth to lease space for primary and specialty care, imaging and laboratory services in the new medical professional center to be built in Newport along Shortcut Road, near the Giant Food Store.
The center will house Sisson-Boyer Eyecare LLC and Daniel Hengst DMD Dentistry on the second floor. The PinnacleHealth FamilyCare Newport office will relocate into the center, and physicians from the PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute will provide cardiology care and cardiology diagnostic testing. Physician specialists, including orthopedics, urology and others, will also provide services to the Newport area from the office.
General contractor Triple Crown Corp. will break ground July 2013 on the two-story facility that will be approximately 30,000 square feet when completed in spring 2014. The historic Campbell Family barn will remain adjacent to the property.
"Increased access to primary care and outpatient services is part of PinnacleHealth's implementation plan based on the recent Community Health Needs Assessment completed in 2012," Michael A. Young, PinnacleHealth president and CEO, said in a news release. The CHA showed a need for better access to care and higher rates of heart disease and obesity in Perry County.