MAUGANSVILLE — Meritus Medical Center plans to open a nearly 52,000-square-foot outpatient service center along Crayton Boulevard in the fall of 2018 that will offer primary, urgent and specialty care, according to Meritus Health official.
Expected to open Nov. 1, 2018, the new center also will have imaging and rehabilitation services, and a patient center for laboratory services, said a statement from Lee Shaver, Meritus Health’s vice president of professional support services.
A site plan for the proposed center — to be built on the west side of Crayton Boulevard off of Maugans Avenue — was submitted to Washington County plan-review officials on May 19. The plan notes an approximately 50,870-square-foot building.
Meritus Medical Center will lease the state-of-the-art center from developer Asad Ghattas and Ghattas Enterprises Maugans Avenue Limited Partnership, Shaver said.
The outpatient center will be built north of the Waffle House and south of Peak Circle on about 6 acres to be leased, the plan shows.
The limited partnership owns 11.96-acres at that site, according to online property records.
Meritus Health spokeswoman Joelle Butler said, to her knowledge, no decision has been made yet whether Meritus Urgent Care, a lab and a primary-care practice in the Sylvania Centre at 13424 Pennsylvania Ave., would close when the new outpatient center opens.
“Having a presence on the north side of town aligns with our organizational strategy to reach our secondary service area in Pennsylvania, while also providing visibility to I-81 traffic,” Shaver wrote in an email.
The site is along the east side of Interstate 81, with the vehicular entrance planned to be off of Crayton Boulevard.
The plan said the proposed center would be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, but does not indicate how many employees the outpatient center would have.
Parking would be available for 260 vehicles, five more than required for the project. Thirty of those spaces would be for disabled parking, the plan said.
Frederick Seibert & Associates is the engineering firm for the project.