Kettering Health Network and Hamilton officials break ground on Hamilton Health Center on Main during a ceremony Monday, April 16 at the site of the former Skating on Main skating rink on Main Street in Hamilton. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Hospital network buys Piqua land off I-75

Kettering Health Network has purchased 7 acres of land in Piqua.

The land is at 308 S. Looney Road near U.S. 36, according to a statement from Kettering Health.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Piqua community,” stated Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health Network.

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The land, located just off of I-75 at Exit 82 in Piqua, will be used “to build a health destination that offers comprehensive medical services in Miami County,” but Kettering Health said plans are still being developed and didn’t have further details.

About a half mile down the road from the land that Kettering Health bought there is a satellite location of Upper Valley Medical Center, which is operated by Kettering’s competitor Premier Health.

Upper Valley’s Outpatient Care Center/North at 280 N. Looney Road lists that it has services including laboratory services, imaging, physical and occupational therapy and physician offices.

Kettering Health has eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities in southwest Ohio.

The health network is also building a three-story hospital in Troy at 600 W. Main St.

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