Cincinnati Area Gets New Hospital

Wed June 24, 2009 - Midwest Edition

WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) Another hospital is opening in a rapidly growing area of southwest Ohio just north of Cincinnati.

Construction of the $220 million West Chester Medical Center has been in the works for three years. It began accepting patients on May 11.

Officials estimate it will create 800 jobs at the hospital and bring more than 5,000 jobs to the surrounding area.

The facility is considered to be state-of-the-art. It has 160 beds, features flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet, private rooms and patient beds equipped with mattresses that can prevent pressure sores and alert staff of trouble.