Oakwood celebrates renovation to Oakwood Healthcare Center--Canton

Oakwood executives, physicians and staff recently unveiled a $250,000 renovation of the family medicine suite at Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton. 
The renovation was designed to create a more comfortable experience for patients, according to Richard Grucz, MD, medical director of the center. The project included the expansion of 18 exam rooms, along with the addition of private HIPAA-compliant check-in and check-out areas. Also, the project increased the privacy in the physician and nurse workspace.

“I couldn’t be happier with the transformation we’ve had, both physically and in terms of service,” Dr. Grucz said. “This is just one part of a series of improvements that started months ago with same day and Saturday appointments.”

Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton is located at 7330 N. Canton Center Road, just north of Warren. Oakwood purchased the property in 1980 and the healthcare center was constructed shortly afterward. Along with the medical practices, it houses the only 24-hour emergency department in Canton Township.
Oakwood President & CEO Brian Connolly said the facility has come a long way since he first made the recommendation to purchase the Canton property nearly 35 years ago, when he was part of Oakwood’s strategic planning team.

“It’s funny how things go full circle,” Connolly said. “It was so dramatic coming in here and seeing the incredible difference.”

Grucz said the changes would not have been possible without the staff, who helped keep patient flow steady during the construction.

“This is a celebration of all the progress this practice has made, not just the renovation,” said Robert Sharon, MD, chief medical officer for Oakwood Physicians (OPi). “What has been done here is a model that we’d like to adopt at all of our Healthcare Centers.”

To schedule an appointment at Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton, call 734.454.8001.

CUTLINE: Lisa Kelly, Michael Geheb, MD, Jennifer Schrettner, Melissa Gould, RN, Richard Grucz, MD, Brian Connolly, Andrea Szuper, MD and Rick Hillbom prepare to cut the ribbon, celebrating the $250,000 renovation of the family medicine suite at Oakwood Healthcare Center – Canton.