UC Health recently opened a new 26,000-square-foot Women’s Center on the campus of West Chester Hospital. The center, which officially opened this past weekend, offers a one-stop-shop health package for women.
The center specialties include women’s primary care, comprehensive breast services, obstetrics and gynecology, menopause and sexual health, integrative medicine and wellness, plastic surgery and skin care, as well as internal medicine subspecialties.
Dr. Lisa Larkin, who is the director of the new women’s center, believes by combining primary care and specialty services in one convenient location that the new center has a lot to offer women in Greater Cincinnati.
“We will serve women’s needs with superior coordination among providers, through a team-based approach that leads to better overall health for each patient,” Larkin said. “With the UC Health Women’s Center, we are able to bring together primary care and specialty providers to meet this need and offer an innovative resource for women and the community.”
The center features 47 examination, therapy and meeting/education rooms. The overall design, which Larkin describes as open, attractive and comfortable, is intended to put a patient at ease.
One of the missions of the center are the health programs that will soon be offered. One of those, the cancer survivorship program, began Wednesday, when Dr. James Simon, a D.C.-based physician, visited the new center to discus sexual and health changes that follow cancer treatment.
“One of the very important missions of the Women’s Center is to create multidisciplinary programs where there are unmet needs in Greater Cincinnati,” Larkin said. “There isn’t another clearly defined survivorship program in Cincinnati. This is very unique and should distinguish the Women’s Center.”
Additional programs and services that are expected to be added soon include executive physical health and wellness, headache clinic, pulmonology and cardiology, diabetes and endocrinology, hematology and oncology, orthopedics and sports medicine, adolescent transitional care, as well as osteoporosis and bone health.
The Women’s Center is actually located on the fourth floor of the building, 7675 Wellness Way, next to the hospital. For more information, call 513-475-UC4U (8248).