While King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio is a new hospital in Portsmouth, our tradition of healthcare excellence and service to the residents of Scioto County and surrounding areas are long-standing.
The seeds for King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio were first sown in 2005, with the purchase of 2.1 acres at 2001 Scioto Trail, along U.S. 23 in Portsmouth. This land acquisition eventually became King's Daughters Medical Specialties, a 38,350 square-foot facility offering primary care services, cardiology, x-ray and laboratory services.
Additional imaging technology - CT Scans, MRI, nuclear medicine - were added to the original building over the years, all in response to requests of the Scioto County community. A mobile mammography unit visits the Portsmouth facility twice a month to provide ACR-accredited mammography services to area residents.
In 2010, the facility's services grew to include King's Daughters Urgent Care Center, providing care for injuries and illnesses too important to wait for the doctor's office to open - but not serious enough to require the advanced services of an emergency room.
In February 2012, a third floor was added to the original building, providing an additional 10,000 square feet of clinical space. With this expansion, King's Daughters Family Care Center moved from the first floor to the third, and the Urgent Care Center expanded its hours to 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
In April 2012, long-time internal medicine physician George Esham, M.D., joined the King's Daughters family, relocating his practice to the second floor of the Medical Specialties building.
Planning for the next evolution of the facility began in 2010 and construction got under way in late in 2011. King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio held its grand opening to the public on on Feb. 4, 2013. The new hospital was created as a separately incorporated, Ohio-chartered non-profit hospital, a part of the King's Daughters Health System.
KDMC Ohio Facility Facts:
- 71,350 total square feet, 43,000 square feet in new construction
- Construction began Nov. 1, 2011, concluded Jan. 31, 2013
- Four stories (Ground - Third Floor)
- 10-acre campus at the intersection of Scioto Trail and Argonne Lane
- Three operating suites
- Hybrid operating room
- Cardiac catheterization lab
- Two endoscopy suites
- One cystoscopy suite
- 25 pre- and post-op beds
- Nine-bed inpatient unit
- One intensive care suite
- Six physician office suites
- Urgent Care Center
- Pre-Admission Testing/Registration
- Imaging Services - x-ray, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, mobile mammography
The KDMC Ohio Team
The King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio team is comprised of physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, technologists, administrators and other professionals all dedicated to providing world-class care to the community. The new facility was designed in close cooperation with well-established Scioto County physicians, including:
- Christopher Schmidt, D.O., urologist and Medical Staff chair
- Gerry Trinidad, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
- Sri Velury, M.D., cardiologist
- Charles Wong, M.D., gastroenterologist
We are extremely grateful to these physician leaders for their guidance, hard work and dedication to making KDMC Ohio a reality.
King's Daughters Medical Center Ohio opened on Feb. 4, 2013, with a 50-member medical staff, including specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, electrophysiology, family medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, radiology, urgent care, urology and vascular/endovascular surgery.
The new facility employs approximately 150 team members. Ninety of these positions are newly created, a direct result of the opening of the new hospital.