St. Rita’s holds open house at UNOH practice
St. Rita’s Family Medicine at UNOH will hold a ribbon cutting and open house from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.
Located at 3224 Jarvis Drive, along Eastown Road, the facility is a free-standing family medicine practice open to the public. Dr. Mark Kahle, a physician with ties to Elida, and Dr. K.C. Brandeberry, who is just finishing service in the Navy, will have offices there.
The collaboration will bring medical care to residents on the west side of Lima, as well as UNOH students. It will also provide a training opportunity for UNOH students enrolled in the medical assisting, medical office management, health information technology and other health related programs, he said.
St. Rita’s Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Herbert Schumm said the practice fills a need. Many of the emergency department patients at St.Rita’s who did not have a primary care physician lived in the area.
“This was clearly one of the areas that was underserved,” he said.
He added that St. Rita’s MyChart online personal health record will benefit students on and off campus, many of whom come from outside the region, other states and other countries.