By JOHNNA YOUNG
On Wednesday, Dec. 12, The Bellevue Hospital hosted an official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to introduce its newest medical building, Eagle Crest Health Park, to the community. The building, located across from the hospital at 102 Commerce Park Drive in Bellevue, officially opened for business on Monday, Dec. 10.
The $7-million project, which broke ground in November 2017, includes a 27,000 square-foot facility housing The Bellevue Hospital’s Rehabilitation Services and Aquatic Therapy Pool; Anytime Fitness (a 24/7 access fitness center); Great Lakes Physicians Obstetrics/Gynecology Offices; Wound Reconstruction Center and Lower Extremity Reconstruction Institute of Northern Ohio (Podiatry).
“We are excited to offer this new Health Park to our community,” said Michael K. Winthrop, president and CEO of The Bellevue Hospital. “This space focuses on providing key outpatient services and also introduces a 24/7 fitness center to the Bellevue area.”
Eagle Crest, constructed in the building that formerly housed Prestige Portraits, was designed to improve access to a variety of outpatient services and physician practices. This location also provides ample parking and handicap-accessible parking, Winthrop added.
The project’s general contractor and architect was Janotta & Herner of Monroeville.
Rehabilitation Services and Aquatic Therapy
The hospital’s rehabilitation services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and industrial services. In addition, the department provides specialty services including pediatric therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, trigger point dry needling, sports medicine rehabilitation and aquatic therapy.
“Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those who experience illness, injury or disability through comprehensive rehabilitation services with a team approach,” said Julie Jones, director of rehabilitation services at The Bellevue Hospital.
The new space in Eagle Crest Health Park is double the size of the department’s space in the hospital, according to Jones. It offers:
· Additional private treatment/exam rooms
· An expanded adult gym area for physical therapy
· A space specifically for pediatric therapy that provides a fun atmosphere for children to receive physical, occupational and speech therapy
· An occupational therapy ADL kitchen and bathroom set up to assist patients in safely completing activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and preparing meals.
Another highlight of the new space is a state-of the-art aquatic therapy pool offering an alternative low impact water workout for those needing physical therapy.
“Pain is often reduced or eliminated in aquatic therapy because water supports the body and reduces weight bearing on the joints,” Jones said.
The 15-foot x 18-foot warm water therapy pool has an underwater treadmill to normalize gait, water jets for deep tissue massage and resistance training, and variable depths for treading water. Therapists work one-on-one with patients to help increase their strength, improve balance and reduce pain.
Independent aquatic exercise sessions, beginner water fitness and intermediate water fitness also will be offered. For more information on these classes, call 419.483.4040, Ext. 4279 for more information and to sign-up.
The building was also designed with Anytime Fitness conveniently located right next door in Suite B. This access will assist in transitioning patients to independent exercise upon discharge from therapy.
The Bellevue Hospital is partnering with Anytime Fitness to offer a new fitness experience to the Bellevue community. The gym provides 24-hour access and security, convenient parking, private restrooms, private showers and worldwide club access to other Anytime Fitness gyms.
“This is a unique partnership in that The Bellevue Hospital is the first hospital to become an Anytime Fitness franchisee,” said Tim Buit, executive vice president and chief financial officer at The Bellevue Hospital. “This collaboration seemed like a perfect fit for us because it promotes health and wellness in our community.”
Anytime Fitness offers elliptical cross-trainers; exercise cycles; rowing machines; stair climbers; treadmills; strength and free weights; and equipment for functional training such as battle ropes, TRX, kettlebells, medicine balls and resistance bands.
Training and coaching services also are provided including fitness assessments, personal training, small group training and specialized classes. All new members also get an hour with a personal trainer to personalize their workout plan to best achieve their goals. Memberships are available for anyone over 18 years of age. For more information on Anytime Fitness memberships, visit www.anytimefitness.com/gyms/4775/bellevue-oh-44811/.
Great Lakes Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology Offices
Dr. Gregory Karasik and Dr. Corey Fazio, both board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, have been serving the Bellevue and Clyde communities for more than 10 years at 1400 W. Main Street, Building 1, Suite A. As the practice expanded, it was beginning to outgrow the space.
The new office at 102 Commerce Park Drive, Suite Crsdays. In addition to the two physicians, Jodi Schwab, certified nurse practitioner will see patients in this new space.
Great Lakes Physicians-OB/GYN also has an office conveniently located at 1005 W. McPherson Highway, Clyde. Both Dr. Andrea Moore and Schwab will continue to see patients in this Clyde office.
The Wound Reconstruction Center offers comprehensive wound treatment options including both surgical and non-surgical treatment for chronic, non-healing wounds related to diabetes, bone infections, pressure ulcers, surgery, vascular disease and venous insufficiency. Previously housed in office space at 420 West McPherson Highway, Clyde, the Wound Reconstruction Center now shares Suite D in the new Eagle Crest Health Park with the Lower Extremity Institute of Northern Ohio. This will provide a larger space conveniently located across from the hospital. The new area features eight treatment rooms and an imaging suite.
Dr. Peter Highlander serves as the medical director for the Wound Reconstruction Center and offers advanced treatment and prevention options for lower extremity wounds with a special interest in deformity correction and soft tissue coverage for non-healing wounds. Barb Wahl, family nurse practitioner, also practices in the Wound Reconstruction Center.
The Lower Extremity Reconstruction Institute of Northern Ohio includes the offices of Dr. Highlander, Dr. Coleman Clougherty and Physician Assistant Kimberly Cullen.
Specialties include cartilage replacement, custom 3D printed deformity corrections, lower extremity limb salvage, total ankle replacements, and trauma and fracture care.
Johnna Young is director of marketing for Bellevue Hospital, 419-483-4040, ext. 4299, bellevuehospital.com.