Hospital building ER in busy eastside neighborhood

NORWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Where a Gold Star Chili once stood, a new medical center will rise.

Mercy Health is building a new freestanding Emergency Department in the Rookwood area of Cincinnati.

The new emergency department is the centerpiece of Mercy Health – Rookwood Medical Center, which will open in the 3rd quarter of 2013.

The 24,000 square foot facility, located at the corner of Edwards Road and Williams Avenue near the on-ramp to Interstate 71 north, will also house physician offices and provide other medical services to serve residents of Hyde Park, Mariemont, Mt. Lookout, Norwood and Oakley.

Currently residents in the densely populated neighborhoods around Rookwood Commons need to travel downtown for emergency care.

The ER will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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