Meritus cuts the ribbon on Valley Mall location in former Sears store

01 July 2024- Ensuring that our community can access healthcare services is paramount to Meritus’ mission of improving the health of the community. That’s why the opening of Meritus Health’s new multispecialty medical practice at Valley Mall is a plus not only for patients, but for the mall, too. 

“Meritus is always trying to bring great care closer and closer to the people who need it,” said David M. Lehr, chief strategy officer of Meritus Health. “Expanding our footprint to another major location will improve convenience for our patients. This addition advances our objective to bring high-quality healthcare services directly into communities where people live and work.” 

PREIT, a leading owner and operator of community-centric retail properties, has seen the  evolution of malls, where out-of-the-box thinking has brought different tenants that serve customers’ needs. Meritus will be the third major healthcare facility incorporated into one  of PREIT’s properties. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Meritus Health as our newest tenant at Valley Mall,” said Julie Rohm, PREIT regional manager. “Our focus on delivering innovative and thoughtful destinations to meet modern consumer demands includes providing services that meet their daily needs. In a market that is evolving at the pace Hagerstown is, we are pleased to enhance the one-stop-shop experience we provide with the addition of high-quality healthcare options.” 

On July 1, Meritus Health plans to open its physical therapy and sports medicine practices, an urgent care and relocate its after-hours pediatrics [JMC1] clinic in the former Sears store. Plans are in the works to add a family medicine practice in 2025. 

The opening will officially launch Meritus Sports Medicine. It is a practice for athletes of all ages to seek preventive [JMC2] care including sports physicals, injury care, concussion management, and joint/soft tissue therapy. Meritus Health is the sports-medicine provider of choice for the Flying Boxcars professional baseball team and also partners with Washington County Public Schools to provide professional athletic trainers in the county’s high schools. 

And for those weekend warriors, youth athletes, or any person committed to improving their  physical well-being, Valley Mall provides a strategic geographic location at the crossroads of  Interstates 81 and 70. The Meritus office will [JMC3] join a diverse set of tenants at the mall, which includes several sit-down dining establishments including Black Rock Bar & Grill, Mission BBQ, Red Robin and Primanti Bros to name a few; family entertainment venues, Regal Cinemas and Tilt; alongside traditional and value retail offerings including H&M, DICK’s Sporting Goods,  Victoria’s Secret, aerie, Bath & Body Works and more.