In late May 2022, Mercer Health announced a new medical office building to be built in Marion Industrial Park, located in Maria Stein. An official groundbreaking took place this morning, Tuesday, October 11th at 9 a.m. at the construction site. Approximately 75 individuals were present, including local officials, business owners and community members. Speakers included Lisa Klenke, Mercer Health CEO; Dr. Heather Kleinhenz, physician at Mercer Health Medical Group at Maria Stein; Ted Bertke, Mercer Health Board of Governor President and Marion Community Development Organization President; and Jon Dingledine, Mercer Health CFO and COO. Father Mark Hoying of Marion Catholic Community provided a blessing.
The ceremony concluded with an official groundbreaking by Klenke, Kleinhenz, Bertke, Dingledine and also Susan Miller, Mercer Health CNO and VP of Patient Services; Martin Shehan, Mercer Health VP of Provider Practices; Cory Albers, Mercer Health VP of Finance; Mindy Kremer, Mercer Health VP of Development, Marketing and Communications; Bob Unrast, Mercer Health Board of Trustee President and Marion Township Trustee; Ron Bruns, Marion Township Trustee and Larry Reichert, Marion Township Trustee.
Construction will begin at Mercer Health’s Marion Campus later this fall with the plan to open in late 2023. The office building will house Mercer Health Medical Group at Maria Stein, the office of Dr. Heather Kleinhenz, and other specialty services. The location of the medical office building is 8016 Booster Dr., Maria Stein, near Winan’s Chocolates and Coffee and The Edge Sports Complex. Find periodic updates on Mercer Health’s Facebook page and at www.mercer-health.com.