LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 30, 2007): Norton Medical Associates and Norton Immediate Care Center - Fern Creek opened for business today as the anchor tenants in the new Cedar Springs Retail Center development in a fast-growing residential area of southeastern Jefferson County. Cedar Springs is located in the northwest quadrant of the Bardstown Road/Gene Snyder Freeway interchange in the heart of Fern Creek.
The physician practice and urgent care center were relocated from 9131 Fern Creek Road and 9409 Cedar Look Drive, respectively, to a new $2.5 million, 15,000-square-foot facility at Cedar Springs. A total of 39 Norton Healthcare employees moved to the new facility.
The new location allows Norton Healthcare to expand and enhance services for Fern Creek-area residents. The physician practice has served area residents since 1948 - one of the oldest physician practices in southeastern Jefferson County - while the Norton Immediate Care Center has served area residents since 1994.
Norton's new facility, located at 9342 Cedar Center Way (physician practice) and 9340 Cedar Center Way (urgent care center) includes:
- Space to eventually expand its Norton Medical Associates - Fern Creek physician practice from five providers currently to nine, as well as to provide capacity for specialty care physicians. The current providers at Norton Medical Associates - Fern Creek include Kenneth Calhoun, M.D., family practice; Lloyd Miller, M.D., family practice; Bradley Kocian, M.D., family practice/sports medicine; Joseph Milum, M.D., family practice; and Dana Harris, A.R.N.P. (nurse practitioner). Kristin Tobe, M.D., family practice, will be joining the practice Aug. 13. Dr. Tobe has been with a private practice in Cincinnati for the past four years.
- Enhanced facilities to serve Norton Immediate Care Center - Fern Creek patients. The center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, to treat illnesses and minor injuries without an appointment. Medical providers include Elizabeth Dixon, M.D.; Kristin Huckleberry, A.R.N.P.; and Jennifer Sass, A.R.N.P.
- Thirty exam rooms and one procedure room (3,500 additional square feet compared with the previous location) to serve Norton Medical Associates and the Norton Immediate Care Center.
- A full-service lab and X-ray equipment, including digital radiography.
"We are delighted to have a beautiful new facility designed with the best thinking in the health care industry today," said Ginger Figg, president of Norton Healthcare Physician Services. "Cedar Springs is a wonderful location to build on our 60-year commitment to Fern Creek residents. I'm sure our patients will enjoy visiting the new facility."
The architect for the Norton facility is Berry-Prindle Architects of Louisville; the architect for the entire development is Studio Kremer Architects Inc. of Louisville. The general contractor for the Norton facility and the development is Integral Structures Inc. of Louisville. Norton Healthcare is leasing its new facility from Will Realty.
Kelly Will, broker/owner with Will Realty, said her organization is thrilled to have Norton Healthcare as Cedar Springs' anchor tenant. "Norton Healthcare brings quality primary care and urgent care services to our center, which is essential to the community's quality of life," Will said.
This move is the latest in a series of recent announcements about Norton Healthcare's continuing growth and expansion throughout the Louisville Metro area and Southern Indiana. The Fern Creek physician practice is projected to have 21,000 patient visits in 2007, while Norton Immediate Care Center - Fern Creek is projected to have 21,500 patient visits in 2007.
About Cedar Springs Retail Center
Cedar Springs Retail Center is a 78,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail development located on 7.5 acres between a Wal-Mart Super Center and a Kroger store. The center, which opened this summer, is located at 9300 Cedar Center Way off Bardstown Road. The development's commercial real estate company is Duncan Commercial Real Estate of Louisville. Moe's Southwest Grill, Great Clips, GameStop, Mattress & More and CITI Financial also are open or will be opening soon at Cedar Springs Retail Center, which now has direct access from Beulah Church Road.
About Norton Healthcare Physician Services
Norton Healthcare Physician Services provides primary, specialty and urgent care services through 34 Norton Medical Associates and Norton Community Medical Associates practice sites and nine Norton Immediate Care Centers in Louisville, Bullitt County, Hardin County and Southern Indiana. Physician Services has 870 total employees, including more than 160 medical providers, at its 40-plus locations.