Mercy Tiffin Hospital and DaVita plan to break ground for a new dialysis center that would house Seneca Dialysis on the Mercy Tiffin health care campus.
Since the inception of this partnership in 1999, Seneca Dialysis has been housed on the campus of the former Betty Jane Center.
Construction of the $1.3 million, 6,200-square-foot facility is scheduled to start this month. The facility is to be completed by March 2012.
Following a license review, the facility would open in May 2012.
The construction is to be managed by The Lathrop Co. Once complete, Seneca Dialysis would grow from its current eight stations to a state-of-the-art facility providing up to 13 dialysis chairs.
The facility also is to include patient exam and treatment rooms.
"Innovative, collaborative relationships such as this are the foundation of the Mercy Tiffin health care campus," said Dale Thornton, president and CEO of Mercy Tiffin Hospital. "This partnership is the next step in developing a fully integrated health care campus of choice for physicians, patients, employees and employers of Seneca County and the surrounding area."
"We are very proud to be in partnership with Mercy Tiffin Hospital. Relocating our Seneca County Dialysis Center to the Mercy campus will allow DaVita to even better serve the dialysis patients of Tiffin and the surrounding areas," said David Spears, regional operations director with DaVita.
"At DaVita, we always consider ourselves a community first and a company second - so we are especially thankful to be a part of such a fine community here in Tiffin, Ohio."