UMMC withdraws plan for Medina health site

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 December 2013 at 12:00 am

Batavia hospital will look for another location

Photo by Tom Rivers – United Memorial Medical Center withdrew its plan to turn a former gas station and food mart on Route 31A into a women’s health center after the property was tested for environmental concerns.

smartDesign Architecture of Batavia made this rendering of the United Memorial Medical Center project, which included an addition of about 800 square feet as well as a canopy and brick for the front of the facade.

MEDINA – A plan to turn a former gas station on Maple Ridge Road into a women’s health center has been withdrawn after environmental auditing at the property.

United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia eyed the former K & K at 11360 Maple Ridge Rd. for obstetrics, gynecological care and other health services. UMMC currently provides those services out of space on Ohio Street. UMMC leases from Orleans Community Health.

The Batavia hospital wants more space for doctors and patients. It will look for another site in the Medina area after withdrawing from the Maple Ridge property.

That application was due to be reviewed by the Orleans County Planning Board on Thursday but was taken off the agenda just before the meeting.

Medina Memorial Hospital closed its birthing unit on July 1, 2011. The Batavia hospital now delivers about 100 babies to Orleans County women.

The former K & K site is owned by Reid Petroleum. Chad LaCivita was in the process of acquiring it, with the plan to then lease it to UMMC. The site would have been renovated, and expanded with a new brick exterior on the front and wrapping around the front sides.