Multi-million expansion happening at Amherstburg Home Health

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Amherstburg Home Health is proceeding with a multi-million dollar expansion with the aim of having a “one-stop shop” for medical needs on the site.

Luigi DiPierdomenico, president and CEO of Lumed Management Inc., said the aim is to bring in a multi-disciplinary practice to the site and create a place where health care needs can be met seven days per week.

This is a rendering of the expansion that is currently under construction at Amherstburg Home Health. The business is undergoing the first of a three-phase expansion at the Sandwich St. S. property. The aim is to have all three phases done in 2019.

“We want to be as accessible to the community as we can be,” he said.

The expansion to the site is the first of three phases, DiPierdomenico explained, with the first phase having the ability to house up to eight physicians that they want to attract to Amherstburg.

DiPierdomenico said they believe Amherstburg is still “an underserviced area” and they want to make sure people can stay closer to home to find medical care. Among the other plans for the first phase of the expansion are a blood lab, occultation clinic, IV therapy, a diagnostics unit and X-ray services.

“Down the road, we’d like to add mammography, bone marrow density and ultrasound services,” he said.

This is a rendering of the expansion that is currently under construction at Amherstburg Home Health. The business is undergoing the first of a three-phase expansion at the Sandwich St. S. property. The aim is to have all three phases done in 2019.

The first phase, being added to the rear of the building at 433 Sandwich St. S., will be 7,100 square feet. The second phase is planned to be 2,500 square feet and, if everything goes according to plan, be attached to the front of the building. The third phase would be a separate building on the south side of the property, with that proposed building being 3,500 square feet.

The plan is to have everything completed within roughly two years.

“We want this site to be a health care site with as many health care services and businesses as possible,” said DiPierdomenico.

DiPierdomenico said this project has been in the works “for at least five years” and that they plan on using the latest technology possible. The vision is to also develop apps for each business located within the complex and be as modernized and advanced as they can be with electronic medical recording, e-prescriptions and online check-in systems among the services proposed.

In all, DiPierdomenico envisions up to 16-20 full-time staff within the new expanded portion to start.

“We’re just so excited,” he said. “We’ve been working so hard on this. We’re excited to offer these services to the town.”

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