Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield, OH

The Mohawk Valley Health System has Sighted Various Hospitals, which they visited while researching their Oneida County Concept. We're also looking at Springfield because a pro downtown Facebook group referenced it as an example.

Please join our group discussion on Springfield Regional Medical Center on Facebook.

This hospital opened in Springfield, OH in November 2011, after ten years of planning. You will learn their planned Medical Office Building (M.O.B.) was canceled in 2014 after construction was already underway!

Since that time, and until present, the hospital and groups are working to revive Downtown Springfield. According to one local, "The restaurants and food trucks in the area surrounding those facilities appear to be doing well. However, we are still a long way from where we want to be in growing retail opportunities in downtown.

Have a look around Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Medical Center with this Google map. Read-up on Springfield's demographics here Springfield, OH on Wikipedia.

June 2, 2017 - $1M project to add restaurant in downtown Springfield

NOTE: Six years after opening, downtown hospital excited a new Wendy's / Tim Horton’s combination restaurant is opening. Canadian-owned fast food chain builds new, after historic building is demolished, see location on a Google Map Learn more: Restaurant could be built at Springfield’s Memorial Hall site.

April 10, 2017 - Hospital top Clark County employer, reflects statewide trend

February 5, 2017 - New leader of Springfield hospital to focus on patients

July 13, 2016 - Mercy commits $1M to downtown Springfield development

July 8, 2016 - $4.8M raised for downtown Springfield redevelopment

Did the hospital not create the intended results? Per this news article, "A new Nonprofit Called SpringForward has raised more than $4.8 million. It’s focused on targeting investments on existing properties to revitalize the city’s urban center."

April 5, 2016 - Apartments part of downtown Springfield revitalization efforts

February 26, 2016 - New group to focus on downtown Springfield development

May 30, 2015 - Springfield Regional gets chest pain treatment accreditation

August 2, 2014 - Healthcare drives transformation

August 1, 2014 - Cancer center that sparked downtown Springfield development celebrates

"Both men also saw the potential for retail stores and restaurants to serve the thousands of employees, patients and guests coming and going from the hospital. Those predictions have not fully come to fruition, but local business leaders are confident they still might. “The restaurants and food trucks in the area surrounding those facilities appear to be doing well,” McDorman said. “However, we are still a long way from where we want to be in growing retail opportunities in downtown.

October 13, 2013 - Hospital scraps plans for medical building

CMHP spokesman Dave Lamb said the decision was made after discussions with key members of the physician community in the greater Springfield area. There’s a high supply of affordable office space in the region,” Lamb said. “We determined we could use our resources in other ways to benefit healthcare in the community.

We feel the dollars for construction, followed by additional expense until the building could become financially viable, might be better spent on continuing to improve the health of our community, per a hospital Board of Director in a press release.

November 13, 2011 - Mom, newborn are hospital’s 1st patients- Downtown facility opens at 6 a.m., culminating years of planning

"After more than 10 years of planning, the hospital officially opened its doors at 6 a.m. Sunday and moved 116 patients from the East High Campus to downtown in six hours. Afterwards, they moved 13 patients from Acute Rehab Unit at the Community Mercy Health Partners facility at 100 W. McCreight Ave."

October 28, 2011 - New hospital is open to all faiths - Hospital will serve with healing mind, body and spirit

October 26, 2011 - Hospital construction very nearly complete

July 14, 2011 - New hospital officials focus on future generations

July 13, 2011 - New hospital time capsule ceremony

May 22, 2011 - Road closing speeds up hospital construction

November 16, 2010 - New hospital patient rooms and green roofs finalized

May 27, 2010 - Hospital construction on schedule

March 8, 2010 - Hospital construction slowed by snowy February

November 19, 2009 - Hospital construction well ahead of schedule

Our group wants a new hospital, however as we have said for over 2-1/2 years: the location is all wrong, Here's 20+ Reasons Why, but it conflicts with Utica's small scale and our Master Plan.

The Utica concept would equal another destructive phase of urban renewal for our downtown, and as the above story suggests - Springfield Regional Medical Center did not revive it's downtown. Take action, write a letter and or make a call... here the Contact Information you need.

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown