Duke Realty to expand Cincinnati West Side medical campus anchored by Good Samaritan Medical Center – Western Ridge

Good Samaritan Medical Center–Western Ridge opened August 2010, and Duke Realty is now moving forward with plans for a new building and new tenant on Cincinnati’s west side medical campus.

(Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Jan. 5, 2011) Plans are proceeding for the development of a second medical office building (MOB) on one of the four remaining plots of land adjacent to Good Samaritan Medical Center–Western Ridge. The second project is beginning just months after the successful opening of the first MOB, which includes a 24/7 emergency department and imaging services—both affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as TriHealth-affiliated physician practices such as Group Health Associates and Queen City Physicians, along with other medical services.

The latest project, Western Ridge MOB II, is a one-story, 29,700-square foot facility that will be developed, owned and managed by Indianapolis-based Duke Realty. Western Ridge MOB II will be anchored by Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. The specialty medical practice, which has 29 doctors in seven locations throughout Greater Cincinnati, has leased 18,920 square feet in the building. Tri-State Centers for Sight Inc. has leased 4,500 square feet.

“This new location will make our services more convenient and accessible for residents of Cincinnati’s west side,” said Dr. Kevin Reilly of Wellington Orthopaedics. “We are pleased to improve access to our experience, expertise and care for patients in this fast-growing area.”

“We have been very pleased with how quickly the Western Ridge campus has been embraced by providers and patients alike,” said Keith Konkoli, Duke Realty Senior Vice President for Healthcare. “Wellington Orthopaedic and Tri-State Centers for Sight are two of the Cincinnati area’s most respected healthcare brands, and we’re excited to have them complement the unparalleled quality of Good Samaritan Medical Center–Western Ridge as we build a medical destination on the west side of Cincinnati.”

Western Ridge MOB II, which will be situated on about 4.1 acres at 6909 Good Samaritan Dr., is the second step in the evolution of the planned five-building campus. Future plans call for the addition of two more MOBs, plus a complementary freestanding retail building.

The project also reflects Duke Realty’s long-term strategy of growing the percentage of MOBs and industrial buildings in its portfolio, while reducing the percentage of suburban office assets, Mr. Konkoli says.

Construction of Western Ridge MOB II is scheduled to begin next month and completion is slated for July 2011. The architect is Cincinnati-based ATA|Beilharz Architects LLC and the general contractor is the Construction Group of Duke Realty.

Some space is still available for lease in both Good Samaritan Medical Center–Western Ridge and Western Ridge MOB II. For more information, contact Kevin J. Schutte of Duke Realty at 513.956.4400 or kevin.schutte@dukerealty.com.

About Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Wellington combines its many years of experience with a remarkable breadth of sub-specialization. Wellington’s practice includes every aspect of musculoskeletal care. Its 29 physicians consistently provide the highest level of professional service to patients, their families and referring physicians at any of their 7 locations. Wellington physicians received their training from the finest academic institutions and they stay abreast of important global medical breakthroughs through continuing education and research. Because education on every level is vital, Wellington physicians also educate future physicians, lead forums, and deliver lectures all over the world. Wellington physicians believe communication and a strong doctor-patient relationship are essential. Along with other members of the Wellington staff, they ensure that every patient and family receives the most caring, comprehensive, and effective medical care possible. Wellington physicians are also active in the affairs of the Greater Cincinnati Community. For more information visit, www.wellingtonortho.com.

About Duke Realty

Duke Realty owns and operates more than 134 million rentable square feet of industrial, office, and medical office space in 18 major U.S. cities. Duke Realty is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol DRE and is listed on the S&P MidCap 400 Index. More information about Duke Realty is available at www.dukerealty.com.

Duke Realty’s healthcare division supports hospitals and physician groups with development, ownership, leasing and management services. With more than 20 years in the industry, our team offers proven experience in providing hospitals and physician groups comprehensive planning, development, ownership and facility management services. Projects have ranged from small medical office buildings to large healthcare centers with diagnostics, oncology and surgery services.

Formerly known as BremnerDuke, Duke Realty’s healthcare division was created by the February 2007 acquisition of Bremner Healthcare by Duke Realty. To find out more, please visit www.dukerealty.com/healthcare.

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