MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP, OH-Signet Healthcare has partnered with the Akron, OH-based Summa Health System to build a 100,000-square-foot medical office here. The new Health Center at Lake Medina, which straddles this township and Lake Medina Township, will be owned by Signet, also based in Akron, and leased long-term to Summa and the NorthEast Ohio Management Service Organization, a group of more than 70 doctors from the region. The venture recently broke ground on the project.

Clifford Deveny, president of Summa Physicians Inc., tells that his firm will occupy most of the building. The other offices will be leased out multi-tenant, he says.

When finished in spring 2010, the building will offer outpatient services, a physician medical office building and an ambulatory surgery center, as well as onsite diagnostics, physical and occupational therapy and lab services. “It’s expensive to build a hospital. The trend these days is to build office buildings that can offer these services to residents,” Deveny says. The project is about a mile from Medina General Hospital.

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