Trios Health to Add Care Center to Southridge Facility
Trios Health plans to add a medical office and ambulatory care center next to the new hospital under construction at Southridge.
KENNEWICK, WA - Trios Health plans to add a medical office and ambulatory care center next to the new hospital under construction at Southridge.
The Kennewick Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners voted during a special board meeting on Monday to break ground on a seven-floor, 160,000 square-foot facility with a walk-out basement, called the Trios Care Center at Southridge.
Trios Health says the facility should be finished within 15 months of the groundbreaking.
As part of Trios Health Southridge campus, the building will be connected to the Trios Southridge Hospital and commissioned primarily for outpatient services and medical staff offices.
The center will offer diagnostic imaging, a retail pharmacy, laboratory, physical therapy, a medical infusion center, and other ambulatory services. Office space for support services to the hospital will be included along with a coffee shop and central registration area.
The structure will feature three floors of physician practices, consolidating offices currently located around the Tri-Cities into a more convenient location conducive to a powerful team-medicine approach.
The hospital says most of the physician offices will most likely be occupied by a large contingent of the Trios Medical Group, particularly for specialties that more commonly need proximate access to the hospital for in-patient rounding and treatment.
"The construction of this new facility will enable us to keep pace with physician demand for office space near the new hospital while providing expanded ambulatory services to meet the needs of our growing community," said Jim Mefford, president of the KPHD Board of Commissioners. The new Care Center will be constructed by CD Smith, which is building the Southridge Hospital, and privately financed through Kennewick Trios 2014 LLC.
The new center is expected to cost $48.2 million and will include a structural connector to the hospital.