Last month we had an opportunity to hear the CEO of Robinson Memorial Hospital talk about the hospital’s plans to expand their medical campus at Devon Place here in Kent. They presented their plans to build a new 39,000 square foot medical based wellness center in partnership with Summa Health Systems, that will also include new doctor’s offices and outparcels for future office/retail/restaurants along SR 43. I’ve scanned their presentation and made it available if you want to get the inside scoop of what is planned to be under construction this summer.
Robinson Hospital is a case study in exceptional leadership. This county hospital may be one of the last of it’s kind but it’s not going gently into the night. As a matter of fact they’re redefining the hospital business and proving that you can provide first rate care at county rate prices.
With the competition fierce in the hospital industry Robinson has carved its niche so well that Summa seems to have decided that it made more sense to partner with Robinson in their own backyard rather than go head to head with them. That’s good business sense and good news for all of us potential clients and health insurance contributors who pay a price for poorly planned, overlapping medical services.
As a bonus, SR 43 is one of Kent’s critical gateways and it’s great to see the hospital take an expanded role in defining that gateway with high end and high quality office space. You only get one chance to make a good first impression and I can’t think of a better first impression than the hospital campus at Devon Place — and it’s about to get better.
Take a look for yourself. View the Hospital Presentation