OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital officials announced Aug. 30 they are planning a $20 million addition and renovation project.

According to a press release, the hospital – which is in its 10th year of operation at 7500 Hospital Drive – will add 32,000 square feet and renovate 10,000 square feet.

The expansion will add eight postpartum beds and one labor-delivery room on the second floor, bringing the number of postpartum beds to 27 and delivery rooms to 10, according to the release.

The hospital will add a 15-bed observation unit connected to the emergency department. The space will be used for patients with stays of less than 24 hours, while doctors decide if they need to be admitted to the hospital.

Renovation work will allow for potential operating room expansion in the future, according to the release.

Messer Construction and M+A Architects will work on the project.

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