AMHERST, Ohio — University Hospitals will build a new campus at the southeast corner of Route 2 and the Oak Point Road interchange in Amherst, the hospital system announced Tuesday. 

What You Need To Know

  • University Hospitals plans on expanding its presence in Lorain County

  • The hospital system is opening a new campus that will include a surgical center and medical office buildings

  • The surgical center is expected to focus on orthopedic procedures and bring 20-25 jobs to the area

  • The medical office building will bring doctors and providers to provide an array of services

The campus is set to break ground in June with an anticipated opening in the third quarter of 2023. The center will include an ambulatory surgery center and a medical office building.

UH said it expects the ambulatory surgery center to create 20-25 new jobs in Lorain County.

UH said the Amherst surgical center will focus on orthopedic surgical procedures, with the capacity for 800 total joint replacement cases per year. 

“We are pleased to offer patients in Lorain County and beyond another option for high-quality orthopedic surgical care, close to home,” said Todd Harford, chief operating officer, UH Elyria Medical Center.

Additionally, the new Amherst campus will include a medical office building which will house physicians and other providers. The center will provide medical and surgical specialties and other ancillary services.