St. E's spreads out along with county population

BOARDMAN — As Mahoning County’s population shifts south, away from the Mahoning River, the businesses and facilities that serve those residents have followed.

One of the latest is St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, the first new full-service in-patient hospital in the Mahoning Valley in more than 50 years, which will open its doors this week.

Wednesday is the first day for the 128-bed, $83 million hospital. The first four floors open for business that day.

The new campus, which includes all private patient rooms designed in cool hues in a hotel-like setting, also is expected to draw patients from northern Columbiana County and possibly parts of Pennsylvania, said Robert Shroder, president and chief executive of Humility of Mary Health Partners.

Mahoning County’s population is moving south and that was part of the reason HMHP chose the location at Market Street and McClurg Road.

There is an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. today for the public to see the new facility.

For the complete story, see Sunday's Vindicator and Vindy.com.  

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