PROJECT: Berger Medical Center
CLIENT: Berger Health System
Berger Health System (BHS) is a municipal healthcare provider located in Circleville, OH. BHS owns approximately 4 acres of land in a rapidly growing area near the northern border of their market. Initially, BHS retained a national developer to develop and own an ambulatory/medical office facility at that location. However, the national developer was unable to make the project work within the parameters set by the health system. Hplex Solutions was retained to provide an alternative development solution.
After putting together a strong design/build team with local healthcare development knowledge and experience, Hplex was hired to develop and own the facility in conjunction with interested physician investors. BHS maintains ownership of the land and has maintained control over services provided and ultimate disposition of the facility through control provisions included in the ground lease. Due to the rent sensitivity of physicians that exists in that market, Hplex worked closely with BHS to design a facility which is highly efficient, of high quality and affordable. In order provide an incentive to sign long-term leases, Hplex is also offering “free ownership” to qualifying physicians. Berger Medical Center opened October 2007.
Berger Medical Center is a two-story +/- 33,000 square foot ambulatory/medical office facility located in Orient, OH near the southern boarder of the Columbus Metropolitan Area. In addition to physician medical offices, the facility will offer a variety of hospital services, including: physical therapy, diagnostic imaging, massage therapy, laboratory services and an extended hours clinic.