Columbus Regional Health Physicians purchase office building

Columbus Regional Health Physicians has purchased a new facility as part of its strategic plan to continue restructuring physician facilities and expand access to medical care.

The health care network bought the property, located at 2630 22nd St., from Ottawa Holdings LLC for $600,000 on March 1, according to property transfer records. The building used to house Southern Indiana Gastroenterology.

Kelsey DeClue, Columbus Regional Health spokeswoman, said the health care network has not yet determined what services will be offered at the new facility, as officials are still in the process of developing the business plan for the site. The plan should be finalized by the beginning of April, she said.

The newly-acquired facility, however, is part of Columbus Regional Health’s plan to increase the number of access points to its services, according to DeClue.

“This is one of the two biggest needs that we’ve pulled from the community — easy access at points within our service area,” she said.

Columbus Regional Health has acquired land and opened new facilities in recent years.

In November, Columbus Regional Health opened MyCare, a primary care facility on the west side of the city along Goeller Road.

A year ago, the health care system bought 800 acres on the west side of Columbus for around $11 million, where future health care facilities could be located, according to company officials.

In 2017, the hospital system paid $4.25 million for the former site of the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center. Columbus Regional Health is still evaluating what it plans to do with the site of the former hotel.

Columbus Regional Health Physicians is a network of primary and specialty care physician offices in the Columbus Regional Health system. Currently, it has 19 physician practices in Columbus, according to its website.