Mercy Health – Youngstown (Youngstown, Ohio) has paused development on a 241-bed hospital and medical office complex adjacent to Kent State University Trumbull Campus in Warren, Ohio, according to website businessjournaldaily.com.
Situated on 63 acres, the project would replace the existing St. Joseph Warren Hospital in Warren.
Hospital officials said the change was due to the current national economic volatility, inflationary pressure, and financial challenges, adding that it expects to resume planning at a future date, according to a Mercy statement on website wkbn.com.
The project was expected to break ground in early 2023 and open later in the year.
The provider says it will maintain operations at the current St. Joseph Hospital campus where it will offer outpatient services in the medical office building and redevelop the rest of the site into green space for the benefit of the community, according to businessjournaldaily.com.