Health care, in an expanded way, has come to Mount Sterling. Madison Health Mount Sterling opened officially on Monday.
Dr. Gary Erdy, M.D. will begin office hours on Monday, April 4. He is an experienced physician with more than 30 years in the field of medicine.
He is just one component of the medical services now provided in a brand new facility built specifically for village health care.
“The need for additional primary care and outpatient services was a request that had been made for quite a while and it made sense for Madison Health to provide those services,” stated Julie Akers, marketing coordinator for Madison Health. “Mount Sterling is a part of our community and we have several residents that support us through their hard work as employees and countless hours as volunteers.”
Akers said the partnership between the Mt. Sterling Community Center, onto which the medical center was built, and Madison Health, the entire project was completed in less than a year.
“It is definitely a reflection of the dedication both sides had to providing health care services to the community, close to home,” Akers noted.
In addition to Dr. Erdy, the following are offered at the 164 E. Main offices:
• Outpatient laboratory services: Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. (Closed for lunch from noon until 1 p.m.)
• Physical therapy services: available by appointment Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.; Friday from 8 a.m. until noon. Call 740-956-1367 for an appointment.
Area residents Renita Morczek, patient access, and Kim Hawk, lab assistant, have joined the staff of Madison Health at Mount Sterling.
“We’re so excited to be here,” Hawk said. “We think it’s a good thing for a doctor to be here.”
Morczek sees the community responding positively to Dr. Erdy’s presence in the village.
“The community is excited for him to be here,” she said. “We’re booking a lot of appointments for him.”
The waiting area has a local artist’s mural hanging there. Artist Luke Downey created a mural with scenes of Madison County. He has captured the local landscape in nine panels and given it an added dimension with panels of turf, symbolic of the ground of Madison County.
Through a partnership with the Mt. Sterling Community Center, Madison Health is leasing the new 3,200-square-foot wing of the facility to provide medical services.
A groundbreaking for the addition was held in August.
David Kell, executive director of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce and CIC, cited the new branch as a $3 million investment in the community.
Madison Health also opened a lab services branch on Keny Boulevard and a diagnostic center in West Jefferson in 2015.
The official open house will be held 4-6 p.m., Saturday, April 9.