Mount Carmel transforming former surgery center into emergency department — 3 insights

Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System plans to open a freestanding emergency department in a former outpatient surgery center, Columbus Business First reports.

Here's what you should know:

1. Mount Carmel is owned by Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health and is Trinity's second-largest revenue generator. Trinity operates hospitals and health systems in 22 states.

2. Mount Carmel's other construction projects in the Columbus area include a 210-bed hospital and a behavioral health hospital.

3. Trinity also wants to create a patient services center in Columbus with 450 full-time equivalent employees to stay ahead of healthcare trends.

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