PDT Staff Writer
“We are investing in Portsmouth and we’re going to continue to do so,” Tom Dearing, Director of Communications and Marketing for King’s Daughters Medical Center said Monday morning.
Dearing was asked by the Portsmouth Daily Times about the numerous properties purchased over the last several years by Ashland Hospital Corporation.
Records at the Scioto County Auditor’s office show the following properties purchased in 2012 by Ashland Hospital Corporation (King’s Daughters): 0 Argonne (Parcel ID 290692000 for $20,000); 0 Argonne (Parcel ID 290130000 for $40,000); 2011 Argonne ($60,000); 2015 Argonne ($79,000); 2016 Argonne ($70,000); 2017 Argonne ($50,000); 2019 Argonne ($125,000); 2020 Argonne ($120,000); 2021 Argonne ($39,000); 2023 Argonne ($125,000); 2025 Argonne ($20,000); 2029 Argonne ($70,000); 2030 Argonne ($39,000); 2101 Argonne ($70,000) and 2105 Argonne ($70,000). The records show the properties were purchased from individuals through TPA Land Company, a property acquisition company. The Auditor’s transfer history shows a total of 26 parcels of property have been purchased by King’s Daughters since 2007.
Dearing said the company is keeping the wraps on their plans for the time being but said it wouldn’t be long before those plans would be make public.
“I can tell you our new expansion will open in February of 2013,” Dearing said. “We opened our Portsmouth facility in 2007 and since then it has grown. We’ve added a third floor that opened up earlier this year. All of the expansion that is going on there wouldn’t be happening if the people of Portsmouth and Scioto County weren’t coming there. We’re very happy about it.”
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