Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) is expanding with the opening of a new medical office building in Newark and invites the community to attend an open house on Thursday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Licking Memorial Medical Campus, a two-story building, is conveniently located at 1717 West Main Street a half mile west of the Hospital. The grand opening event will feature tours of the facility and an open house reception with light refreshments. A variety of LMHS clinical and non-clinical staff will be on hand to answer questions and offer information regarding the new facility.
“By opening Licking Memorial Medical Campus, LMHS has made another great advancement in healthcare services for all residents of Licking County. This project is exciting because it represents LMHS’ steady growth in correlation with the healthcare needs of our community,” stated Rob Montagnese, LMHS President & CEO.
Upon completion, the building will provide office space for The Center For Sight, Licking Memorial Orthopedic Surgery and Licking Memorial Family Practice featuring physicians Garth A. Bennington, M.D. and Talya R. Greathouse, M.D. Additional office space for staff and physicians with convenient parking and access to the medical offices will be available at this new location. The medical campus will be open for patient care in early September.
The Center For Sight is a full-service ophthalmology practice, offering quality, affordable comprehensive eye care for adults and children. Board certified physicians Elliot Davidoff, M.D., F.A.C.S., Mark S. Law, M.D., and James E. Silone, Jr., D.O., have thirty years of experience and provide infant, pediatric and adult eye care, macular degeneration evaluation and treatment, glaucoma diagnosis and management, cataract surgery, LASIK surgery, diabetic eye exams and treatment, and BOTOX procedures.
Dr. Davidoff received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College. He completed an internship at Lenox Hill Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, both in New York City. Dr. Law earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the Medical College of Virginia. In between medical school and residency, he performed a one-year internship at the University of California Irvine/Long Beach. After residency, Dr. Law completed a cornea fellowship at the University of Louisville. Dr. Silone received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed an internship at Doctors Hospital in Columbus. Dr. Silone returned to Philadelphia for his ophthalmology residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduate Hospital. New patients are always welcome – appointments may be made by calling (740) 522-8555. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At Licking Memorial Orthopedic Surgery, physicians Robert W. Mueller, M.D., Kevin M. Ouweleen, M.D. and Andrew John Terlecky, D.O., specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including fractures, sports injuries, arthritis, and disabling conditions of the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Mueller received his Doctor of Medicine degree at Johns Hopkins University Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland.
He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mueller is board certified in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ouweleen received his Doctor of Medicine degree at The Ohio State University in Columbus. He completed an internship and residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Carmel Medical Center in Columbus. He is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Ouweleen also is board certified in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Terlecky received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an orthopedic research fellowship with Southwest Ohio Orthopedic Associates and his residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton. He is a member of the Ohio and American Osteopathic associations. Physicians allow time in their daily appointment schedule for urgent or emergency visits. Licking Memorial Orthopedic Surgery office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If patients have an emergency after hours, assistance may be reached via the answering service at (220) 564-1635. For appointments, please call (220) 564-2900.
Family medicine is a specialty that focuses on the long-term care of family members of all ages, from birth to advanced age. Garth A. Bennington, M.D., received his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Greathouse received her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. Both are board-certified family practice physicians and their specialized training and experience allow them to treat both acute and chronic illnesses, as well as focus their efforts on preventive medicine, and perform minor surgeries. The office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be made by calling (220) 564-4823 for Dr. Bennington and (220) 564-1706 for Dr. Greathouse. For after-hours emergencies, patients may call the answering service at (220) 564-1620.
Licking Memorial Medical Campus is the latest of the Health Systems’ expansion projects designed to meet the needs of the community. LMHS opened its first urgent care facility at the Pataskala Health Campus in 2009.
Because of its success with patients from the western areas of Licking County, the need was recognized for a second urgent care facility centrally located in the county and the Granville location opened its doors to patients in 2012. In February of this year, LMHS broke ground for construction of the new Downtown Newark Medical Facility (above) which will house an urgent care unit and a primary care practice. A valuable component of this venture is that it provides additional services to eastern Licking County. Construction on the Downtown Newark facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
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