Post Date: May 31, 2022
About 150 employees engaged in medical research at Cincinnati Children’s will move from the Oak Campus to nearby locations in Avondale by the end of June 2022.
Plans call for the Oak Building at 619 Oak St., much of which dates to the 1920s, to eventually be demolished because it isn’t cost-efficient to operate. Also to be vacated and demolished is the neighboring Oak Professional Building at 620 Oak St.
Cincinnati Children’s hasn’t determined a use for the 6-acre site, which was home to Bethesda Oak Hospital before it closed in 2000. Cincinnati Children’s purchased the site in 2002 from TriHealth.
“While the Oak Building served its purpose over the past 20 years, we look forward to accommodating these employees at nearby locations operated by the medical center,” said Evaline Alessandrini, MD, chief operating officer of Cincinnati Children’s. “Given the critical nature of our academic mission, we have worked closely with our research teams to minimize or eliminate disruptions to their work.”
Cincinnati Children’s has more than 16,700 employees, and nearly one-third are engaged in research at various locations. The Cincinnati Children’s entities that currently occupy the Oak Campus are:
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