Diley Ridge Medical Center
Canal Winchester, OH
The new Diley Ridge Medical Center is a joint venture of Mount Carmel Health System and Fairfield Medical Center and is the first free-standing emergency and diagnostic center in central Ohio. Built to fill the void of medical facilities between Lancaster and Columbus, the center serves patients throughout northern Fairfield County, including the communities of Pickerington, Groveport, Canal Winchester, Carroll, Baltimore and Violet Township.
The 36,000-square-foot, single-story building is designed for one additional floor and houses a full-service, 24-hour emergency department with a full clinical laboratory, state-of-the-art imaging center and women’s health services. The emergency center also includes a 10-bed unit for patients who require observation and monitoring.
The building structure was designed to accommodate a future floor as well as additions to the south and west. The lobby features a two-story high clerestory with an exterior two-story high curtain wall. Structural challenges on the project included two free standing canopies – the two-story entry canopy is supported on four columns and the emergency entry canopy is self supporting on only two columns. The project has achieved LEED® Gold certification and holds the distinction of being the first heath care facility in the State of Ohio to achieve this designation.