HOLDEN, Mass. — Oriol Health Care placed the final beam on the 36,000-square-foot steel structure that will soon become the Holden Health Building and the future home of Reliant Medical Group's family practice.
Just over a month ago, owners Robert and Dave Oriol crossed the same milestone with the ongoing Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center project, which together with the new medical office building is part of their plans for a 22-acre integrated health care campus in Holden.
The center will restore a tradition established in 1964 by their father, Eugene Oriol, as it will bring back to town many of the health care services that ceased when Holden Hospital stopped operation in 1990.
"It brings something old back that's new again," said Bob Oriol, who explained that the new medical office building will be "the epicenter of health care in Holden and 122 West."
"It will be where you can get great primary care and additional services so you won't have to go into Worcester," he added.
Reliant Medical Group plans to lease approximately 17,000 square feet of the three-story office building, and other tenants in the health care industry are being sought for the remaining space available. Spaces in the building are expected to be ready for "build out" by the tenants as early as this winter.
"This is very exciting for us because this is going to be a state-of-the-art facility," said Nicole Capuano, Reliant's marketing manager. "We have a great team in Holden. We're going to be able to care for patients here, and we're going to have multiple services including family practice, OBGYN, eye services, radiology, a lab — so this is really going to be a terrific one-stop shop for our patients."
Reliant is scheduled to open its facility in April 2013, and the Oriols are looking forward to having them be part of the center.
"I know Reliant are quality providers, and we're excited to be associated with them, and we're looking for more cooperation and integration between our two organizations," said Oriol. "We will have inpatient capacity in our building with outpatient rehab, and those are services I think will couple very nicely with their family practice."