The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center is on schedule to open 31 private patient rooms in July on the patient tower fourth floor.
Kettering Health Network opened in February 2012 Soin Medical Center in Greene County, one of the system’s eight hospitals.
During initial hospital construction, two patient floors were set aside for future expansion. The hospital is currently licensed for 95 inpatient beds, and those dedicated to medical and surgical patients have occupancy rates reaching more than 80 percent, hospital executives said earlier this year.
Those high occupancy rates prompted Soin Medical Center officials to move forward on plans to build out the shelled fourth floor within a year of the hospital’s opening.
This newspaper first reported in March this year that construction crews were already working to build out the fourth floor with 31 private medical/surgical patient rooms.
The total cost of the project, including construction and furniture, is approximately $8 million, Kettering Health spokesman Alex Smith said. Soin Medical expects to start seeing patients in the new rooms July 1, Smith said.
A fifth patient floor still sits empty for future use.
Meanwhile, Kettering Health has also completed a $40 million renovation and expansion project at Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, which was dedicated in May.