Thursday, October 16, 2003

Construction begins on Evendale surgery center

By Aaron Johnson
The Cincinnati Enquirer

EVENDALE - Work has begun on The Surgery Center of Evendale, a new Premier Healthcare facility.

"That's our goal: to recruit good business that will provide quality services and a good tax base for the community," said Evendale Mayor Doug Lohmeier.

Lohmeier also said the diversification of Evendale's tax base, along with the quality health care the surgical center will provide for the Evendale community, adds to the value of the project.

The Evendale facility will go through two stages of development. Current construction on the 20,000-square-foot surgery center is to be completed in March. The second phase is scheduled to begin construction in 2005 and be completed in 2006, doubling the size of the center.

Officials estimated when the first phase is completed and operating, it will mean $2.1 million in new annual payroll.

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