Hospital Invests $2.9 Million in New Center for Women's Health
Published June 2009
University Hospital (UH) practitioners have begun seeing patients at the UH Center for Women’s Health: a new, $2.9 million health care hub where women can receive the broadest spectrum of health care at one location.
“Within the UH footprint, women are able to conveniently access sophisticated OB-GYN services, including subspecialty components such as maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, urogynecology, ultrasound and genetics,” says Lee Ann Liska, executive director and senior vice president of University Hospital.
The new facility, with its 43,000 square feet of smartly designed space located on the first floor of the Hoxworth Center, 3131 Highland Ave., serves women of all ages and stages in life, from routine exams to specialized procedures.
To do this, administrators at UH combined services that were offered at off-site satellite centers and, most importantly, bestowed oversight to the recently recruited Arthur Evans, MD, chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the UC College of Medicine.
“It is our vision,” says Evans, “that University Hospital becomes the nationally recognized leader in women’s health. The center will help us position ourselves locally as a trusted partner for women’s health issues and concerns.”
That means not only having highly qualified attending physicians, residents, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives to handle all types of cases but also state-of-the-art equipment and telemedicine such as 3-D ultrasound equipment that can read an ultrasound being conducted off site for consultations in high risk pregnancies.
The center, says Ruby Crawford Hemphill, assistant chief nursing officer, and Tami Johnson, clinical manager, is a place for women of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds, from young adult life and motherhood to menopause and beyond.
“We listened to our customers and we are committed to continuing to design and promote services to help meet their needs and the needs of women in Cincinnati and outlying areas,” says Hemphill.
Johnson concurs: “We are here for all women, pregnant and non-pregnant; our services are here for women throughout the community—throughout their lives.”