(Massillon, Ohio) – A nearly $1.3 million Akron Children’s Hospital pediatric care center is currently under construction in Massillon.
Officials have confirmed the renovation project broke ground on August 27th on the care center set to open early next year. The new center will be located inside the building, constructed in 1970, at 1149 Lincoln Way East. The commercial building will is roughly 34,700 square-feet in size with the Akron Children’s branch occupying 14,000 square feet of the space.
Reports indicate the new medical center is in no way connected to the city’s continued efforts to find an operator for the former Affinity Medical Center. This week the hospital announced that Paramount Matrix Healthcare of Tennessee is taped as the entity that will take over operations at the currently closed hospital.