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A Nashville-based health-care company is working with a Columbus doctors group to build for-profit maternity hospitals in the Tuttle Crossing and Easton areas.
MediSphere Health Partners Inc. is working with Columbus Obstetricians and Gynecologists Inc. to build two comprehensive women's health care and maternity hospitals [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] at a cost of $15 million apiece. A name for the hospitals has not been determined.
"It's a new concept and opportunity for physicians in this community to maintain some control over the delivery of care to our patients," said Dr. Dorrie Friday of Columbus OB/GYN Inc., an 11-member physician practice based on the Mount Carmel Medical Center campus.
"This is something that's going to happen whether we play a part in it or not, and we want to be in the forefront," Friday said.
The hospitals expect to handle …