Participants in the opening of a new Emergency Department expansion at Grandview Medical Center tour a new Trauma Room on Tuesday afternoon. The expansion includes 10,400 square feet of remodeled space and 2,600 of new space. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
Photo: Ty Greenlees
Photo: Ty Greenlees

Grandview Medical Center expands ER

Grandview Medical Center has finished a $20 million expansion of its emergency department.

Kettering Health Network, parent company of Grandview, announced it would expand emergency services at the Dayton hospital because it anticipated more patients once nearby Good Samaritan Hospital closed.

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The 405 W. Grand Ave. hospital held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the newly completed project, which includes a 10,400 feet of remodeled space and a 2,600-square foot expansion. There are now 50 exam rooms, double the original 25 rooms.

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When Kettering Health first announced the expansion in February 2018, President Roy Chew previously said the decision was entirely based on Good Sam closing and an anticipated volume increase from emergency patients who have to go to a different hospital.

Chew had said after learning that Good Sam would close, the network decided to reallocate money that was intended for other projects.

“We are going to see a lot of patients showing up in our ED especially so we’re having to revise all those carefully laid out plans,” he said.

Good Samaritan, which had been operated by Premier Health, saw 58,817 ER visits at its main campus in 2016. It closed in July.

Grandview also expanded its cardiac lab in anticipation of more patients admitted through the emergency department needing cardiac care.

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The hospital now has three total cath labs as well as the newly added electrophysiology services. That expansion was completed in September.

Kettering Health has eight hospitals, a network of physicians and outpatient services, and the equivalent of 10,800 full-time employees. It had $1.75 billion net operating revenue in 2017.

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