Coordinated Health, a privately held, physician-owned acute care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania, with a current location at Church Hill Mall, broke ground in August on a 42,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical campus and ambulatory surgical center in Humboldt Station at the intersection of Route 924 and Interstate 81.
The six-acre facility in Humboldt Station will give Coordinated Health prime visibility along Interstate 81 and is adjacent to the 3,000-acre Humboldt Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in Pennsylvania, with 10,000 employees and 60 companies.
The prime access to the site will help Coordinated Health assist the more than 70,000 residents who live in Greater Hazleton as well as the tens of thousands of individuals who travel along Interstate 81 and Route 924 daily. According to the PA Department of Transportation internet traffic monitoring system, more than 22,000 cars pass by Humboldt Station and nearly 66,000 cars pass the Interstate 81 exit for Humboldt Station and Humboldt Industrial Park every day.
CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell said, “We are excited to welcome Coordinated Health to Humboldt Station and feel this new facility will be an outstanding addition to this growing section of the Humboldt Industrial Park. The company has said that the new campus will employ 50 professionals and we welcome these high-quality jobs to our area. This medical campus and surgical center will provide convenient access to medical care for the thousands of employees in Humboldt Industrial Park.”
Officials from Coordinated Health said the company chose the Humboldt Station property because it had the access and exposure that Coordinated Health needed to fulfill its goal of providing on-demand care to the community and specialty medical care for employers that includes treating on-the-job injuries. The facility in Humboldt Station is expected to open in the spring of 2017.
Coordinated Health’s new facility will also bring more jobs to Greater Hazleton. The expanded medical campus will allow Coordinated Health to hire 20 additional team members in addition to the current 30 employees to support the ambulatory surgical center.
Coordinated Health Regional Director Jessica Huber said, “Many of our clinicians and their families are natives of Hazleton and call the region home,” Huber said. “Our investment in Humboldt will lead to more jobs, opportunities and economic growth.”
Humboldt Station’s commercial zoning makes it an ideal location for Coordinated Health’s facility. Other tenants in this vicinity include a hotel, fast-food restaurants and a convenience store and gas station. It features pad-ready sites with public utilities already to the curb and on-site storm water retention/detention.