The new Diley Ridge Medical Center is a joint venture of Mount Carmel Health System and Fairfield Medical Center. It 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. It houses a full-service, 24-hour emergency department with a full clinical laboratory, a 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 and 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 entry canopy is two stories tall and supported on four columns, and the emergency entry canopy is self-supporting on only two columns.
The project has achieved LEED® Gold certification and is Ohio's first health care facility to achieve this designation.