Dayton Children’s Hospital and Dayton-based hospital systems Premier Health and Kettering Health Network are among the GDAHA members funding the “long-term, multi-million” project, Bucklew said.
“We’re betting on ourselves,” he said. “This joint venture is privately financed with no public dollars. We think this gives us the most flexibility.”
Ascend will have seven board members, with three held by Kaleidoscope employees and four held by GADAHA members.
Four Kaleidoscope employees have been working in GDAHA’s downtown offices since January, and Ascend is narrowing location options in the heart of downtown Dayton, Bucklew said.