To help continue to deliver high-quality care where it is needed most

Mercy Health – Lorain has officially broken ground on a brand new, 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art medical center at Mercy Health – Allen Hospital in Oberlin. The new Center will offer comprehensive and coordinated care that includes primary, walk-in services as well as highly-coordinated lab and imaging services. 

“We, as an organization, continue to be responsive to the needs of the communities we serve.”, said Ed Ruth, President of Mercy Health – Allen Hospital.  “Today’s ground-breaking renews our commitment and promise to helping make health care easier and providing care access where it is needed most.” He said. 

Designed as the “practice of the future”, the medical office building will not only be equipped with the latest technologies for patient care, but will include convenient e check-in kiosks and telemedicine services. Helping to deliver high-quality care where and when the patient needs it.

Additionally, Mercy Health Walk-in Care and primary care offices will use the new facility and continue to offer a cost-effective, convenient service for many non-emergent illnesses such as colds, sore throats, allergies and more. The new Medical Office Building will also serve as a renewed access point for Oberlin College students who can access care into the evening and on weekends.  

“Community partnerships are what allow us to further strengthen our mission and this project is another example of collaboration,” Ruth added.

The development of this new building is supported by a donation from the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation to the Mercy Health Foundation. Upon the passing of Elisabeth’s first husband, renowned surgeon, Dr. Dudley Allen; she funded the construction of the original Allen Memorial Hospital and the Allen Art Museum, both in Oberlin, where Dr. Allen attended College and where his beloved parents resided. This building builds upon the legacy of Dr. Allen and Elisabeth at the site where he was first memorialized. 

“The connection that both Dr. Allen and Elisabeth have to this community is unique.” said Scott Pember, President of Mercy Foundation. “With financial support from partners, like the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, Mercy Health and the Mercy Foundation are able to provide innovative solutions to build healthier communities and make health care more accessible.”

Today’s ground-breaking symbolizes Mercy Health’s commitment to building a healthier Lorain county. The Mercy Health Allen Medical Office Building is scheduled to open late 2019.