Hospital looks to future of Fair Oaks Mall property

Columbus Regional Health is looking for your thoughts on what services it should be offering at the Fair Oaks Mall location.

The hospital is partnering with the city of Columbus for the revamp of that site.  Jim Bickel, the health system’s president and CEO, talked recently about the future of the Fair Oaks Mall property.

He said the hospital will be using the facility for a community focus on health and wellness and the physicians who will be supporting those efforts.

He said they have been looking at other cities with similar converted facilities.

Public input on what they would like to see at the site will help with the planning process and eventual decisions, Bickel said.

There are several ways to make your voice heard and to find out more about the planning. A storefront in the mall recently opened providing information including design drawings. There will also be two more public forums.


Planners are offering an online survey that is estimated to take 5 minutes to complete. You can take the survey or get more information about the project, at

To hear more of my interview with Jim Bickel you can check out News & Views on our website at