OhioHealth officials are planning to purchase a building at 6805 Perimeter Drive to consolidate some nonclinical staff members in Dublin, according to Roland Tokarski, OhioHealth system vice president of real estate, construction and facilities.
The 112,000-square-foot building is on property adjacent to Dublin Methodist Hospital, and OhioHealth owns contiguous property on three sides of the building, Tokarski said.
The property is owned by DPC3 LP, a New York-based company, according to the Franklin County Auditor's website.
OhioHealth is looking to purchase the property within the next 60 days, Tokarski said, and will move employees there in phases.
The building could house as many as 750 workers, so many of the 1,300 nonclinical employees currently in various leased spaces in Dublin would remain in those buildings, he said.
A majority of the employees going to the Perimeter Drive location will be information technology staff, Tokarski said.
Dublin City Council members Nov. 5 unanimously approved an incentive package for OhioHealth for the Perimeter Drive purchase.
The package includes a $600,000 retention grant for the health network to purchase the new facility, said Colleen Gilger, Dublin's director of economic development.
OhioHealth also has the ability to earn up to $4.3 million in performance incentives, based on annual payroll growth benchmarks.
Gilger said OhioHealth would add an estimated 50 employees every year for four years, for a total of about 200 additional nonclinical jobs.
"We're just thrilled that they have found Dublin to be a great environment" for their employees, she said.
The incentive package also includes OhioHealth's continued use of DubLink, the city's fiber optic cable network, which Tokarski said the health network uses at various locations across its network.