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Work is ahead of schedule on the new Belpre Medical Center at 2434 Richmiller Road near the Farson Street-Ohio 7 stoplight. Crews have gotten the building’s frame up as well as many of the walls. The building is on track to open in October. The building will be the new home for First Settlement Physical Therapy and First Settlement Orthopaedics in Belpre.

BELPRE — The construction of the new home for First Settlement Physical Therapy and First Settlement Orthopaedics is moving ahead quicker than first anticipated and is still on track for a fall opening.

Crews with DDC Construction have been working since early spring at the site of the new Belpre Medical Center at 2434 Richmiller Road near the Farson Street-Ohio 7 stoplight. Crews have gotten the building’s frame up as well as many of the walls.

“The good news for us is that despite all the recent rain, we are ahead of schedule,” said Josh Lemley, Marketing Director for First Settlement Physical Therapy.

“It is much further along than we expected. Everything is going well on that. We should be ready to open in October.”

The Belpre Medical Center will be a brand new multi-million dollar, 33,000-square-foot medical complex that will be bringing same day specialty care services to the Mid-Ohio Valley.

The center will provide access to multiple medical specialties including orthopaedics, spinal care, mental health and physical therapy.

The building is expected to employ around 75 employees from the Mid-Ohio Valley, including orthopedic surgeons, spinal surgeons, mental health professionals, family practice physicians, nurses, X-Ray technicians, physical therapists and office staff.

Hopewell Health Services have already committed to the facility to provide mental health services.

They are expecting some of the providers to make their announcements in August that they will be locating to the facility, Lemley said.

“To be able to bring new services to the area that are also…

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