Grandview Medical Center today received a gift of $1 million from longtime benefactors Harold and Mary Rieck during a dedication ceremony for the hospital’s beautification project in Dayton’s Grafton Hill and Five Oaks communities.
The donation, which will be used to help finance renovations of the hospital’s medical education building and library, was the largest in Grandview’s history, according to officials from Kettering Health Network, Grandview’s parent.
The check was delivered during the unveiling of Grandview’s new monument sign and garden at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Great Miami Boulevard in Dayton that will serve as an aesthetic entrance to the neighborhoods. The ceremony was attended by Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and other elected officials and community leaders.
The hospital, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, was founded in 1926 by three doctors of osteopathic medicine in a home on West Second Street in downtown Dayton with a $25 operating table from World War I.
Today the six-story, 296-bed hospital is one of the largest osteopathic community teaching hospitals in the U.S.