Archbold Breaks Ground for Advanced Therapy Facility

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Archbold Memorial Hospital recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new outpatient therapy center.

Located on Pinetree Boulevard, the new facility will be home to a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, as well as a growing sports medicine program.

The new facility is a replacement building for Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department, currently located on Hansell Street. Along with the new facility comes a new name—Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine.

“Changing the name from Outpatient Rehabilitation to Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine more accurately reflects who we are and what we do,” said Mark Lowe, Vice President of Planning and Marketing at Archbold. “We’ve outgrown our current work space and are expanding our services, so while we were considering the operational aspects of the department, from space and equipment to services offered, it also made sense to help people in our community more clearly understand the services we offer.”

The nearly 12,000 square foot building will include several new additions, including an aquatic therapy pool, a set of stairs that will allow patients to train for real-world situations after an injury or surgery, and new speech therapy equipment to perform swallow studies. Staff will also be able to perform more computer-assisted testing on athletes recovering from injuries.

“Our clinic will be the only one in the area that has all of these services under one roof,” said Jami Stephenson, OTR/L, CHT, Director of Archbold Outpatient Rehabilitation. “We already have a greater depth of services and team of clinicians than anyone else, and now we will have a facility that our patients will love.”

“Also, the convenience will allow patients to see multiple specialists during one appointment, instead of traveling around town for treatments,” added Stephenson.

“This new facility will allow us to continue providing high quality, individualized treatment for our patients,” said Perry Mustian, President and CEO of Archbold Medical Center. “We are excited to be expanding our services to offer more options for our patients in this first-class facility.”

Archbold’s Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine facility is expected to open in late 2020.