Dayton Children’s Hospital has plans to move into a new medical office building in Huber Heights being constructed by Beavercreek-based Mills Development.
Construction of the $6 million, 25,0000-square-foot medical office building at 8501 Old Troy Pike is expected to begin within the next 60 days, with construction scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015, according to Mills President Jerad Barnett, who said the company is leasing the property from Dayton Children’s.
Dayton Children’s purchased the property in the spring for just over $1.2 million as part of its continuing strategy to seek out or develop new facilities in which to expand its outpatient care services. Mills is leasing the property from the hospital.
“Our patients, families and the primary care physicians who care for them tell us they want convenient access to Dayton Children’s pediatric services and that means close to home,” Vicki Giambrone, vice president of partnerships and chief business development officer with Dayton Children’s, said in a statement. “Huber Heights is an area that we identified during our strategic planning process as needing better access to pediatric outpatient services.”
Giambrone said the hospital is still in the planning stages for the best use of the new medical office space: “However, this space will allow us to provide the services that the primary care physicians who care for children in that area have told us they want, such as a pediatric lab and medical imaging services.”
The new facility will be a multi-tenant building that the builder is confident will be filled to capacity once it’s completed.
“We’re starting with Dayton Children’s and working from there,” Barnett said. “But as people are seeing the residential growth in the area they want to expand their medical services there and grow with it.”