Kettering Health plans new medical offices

Kettering Health Network plans to open physician practices and offer outpatient services in a 62,000-square-foot building it recently purchased in the Shops of Oakwood, near Dorothy Lane Market, network officials announced Wednesday.

“We are thrilled to continue the building’s legacy of providing health care to our neighbors in Oakwood,” said Kettering CEO Fred Manchur. “Everything we do as a faith-based health system centers on how to best care for the patient. Part of that care includes connecting people to better and faster access to quality health care. We look forward to working with the current tenants and the city as we develop plans for the building.”

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The timetable and costs have not yet been determined as Kettering develops plans for the building at 2600 Far Hills Ave., which the network acquired for $2.6 million through a group called 48 Acorns Real Estate Co. Ltd.

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“This is a great opportunity to have the building in the hands of local owners,” said Oakwood Mayor William Duncan. “We are excited that Kettering Health Network wants to invest in the City of Oakwood.”

Kettering also has plans to build a medical office building on the site of a former car wash in West Carrollton, according to Mike Lucking, city economic development director.

In a prepared statement released tonight, Lucking and City Manager Brad Townsend said the Kettering is expected to take ownership of a 3.84 acre property at 744 E. Dixie Drive, the site of the former Sonny’s Auto Spa, later this year.

“This will be a substantial investment, not only to our local tax base, but also toward the health and well-bring of our community,” Townsend said in the statement.

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