Northwood Groundbreaking

Published on July 26, 1993

Northwood Groundbreaking


                         NEWS ADVISORY:
   GROUND TO BE BROKEN TUESDAY MORNING FOR NORTHWOOD FACILITY,
          WILL INCLUDE FAMILY MEDICINE PRACTICE CENTER
                                
Ground will be broken at 10 a.m. Tuesday (7/27) for a new Ohio
State University building which will house a family practice
medical center and the university's employment offices.  Local
elected officials and university administrators will make brief
remarks at the site of the Northwood facility, two blocks north
of the Columbus campus at North High Street and Northwood Avenue.

Scheduled speakers include State Rep. Michael Stinziano; Manuel
Tzagournis, vice president for health services and dean of the
College of Medicine and Linda Tom, vice president for human
resources.  Mayor Greg Lashutka, Franklin County Commissioner
Jack Foulk and other local and OSU officials will also attend.

The two-story brick building will house the Rardin Family
Practice Center, which will provide residency training for
doctors in Ohio State's Department of Family Medicine and bring
together programs now located in several areas of the University
Hospitals Clinic.  It will provide convenient, high quality
medical care for the diverse population of the neighborhood.

The Rardin Center is named in honor of the late Thomas E. Rardin,
an international leader in establishing family practice as a
recognized medical specialty.  Dr. Rardin, an Ohio State alumnus
and faculty member, maintained a private practice in Upper
Arlington for 40 years and was instrumental in establishing the
Ohio Academy and the American Academy of General Practice.

The Northwood facility will also consolidate the university's two
employment offices.  Currently the professional employment office
is located in Archer House and the staff employment office is
located on 11th Avenue.  Combining the offices is an efficiency
move and will aid those seeking employment at the university.
In addition, there will be a large activity area available for
use by neighborhood groups.

The project is scheduled for completion by early 1995.  The
construction budget includes $4.5 million in state funds and some
$376,000 in insurance benefits from a fire that destroyed
Northwood School, previous occupant of the site.
                                
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Contact: Ruth Gerstner, University Communications, 292-8424.


[Submitted by: GERSTNER  (gerstner@ccgate.ucomm.ohio-state.edu)
               
Mon, 26 Jul 93 15:19:14 EST]
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