It will take time for the logos and signage to all be changed; spokesman James Buechele expected that it will take into spring 2022 for the majority of the names to be updated.
Some of the renamed facilities are older than Kettering Health and date back nearly a century, founded decades before the hospital network acquired them.
Before it was called Grandview Medical Center, the hospital was founded in 1926 as Dayton Osteopathic Hospital and operated out of a converted private home at 324 W. 2nd St. After outgrowing its space, the hospital moved into a new facility on Grand Avenue in 1947. Since then, the hospital has expanded on numerous occasions.
Fort Hamilton Hospital opened in 1929 in Hamilton after a capital campaign raised over $500,000. Greene Memorial Hospital saw its first patients in 1951.
The Kettering family opened their first hospital on the family estate in 1964.
In 1999, Kettering Medical Center Network was formed by adding Grandview and Southview to its existing holdings, Kettering and Sycamore. Since then, what became Kettering Health Network acquired Greene Memorial in 2008, acquired Fort Hamilton in 2010, built Soin in 2012 and Troy in 2019.
“By updating our medical center names, we’re making it easier for patients to understand where they can find the compassionate, faith-based care they expect from Kettering Health,” Manchur said. “While our names are changing, we are still the same organization at our core. We remain steadfast in our commitment to combining Christ-centered care with exceptional medicine to bring health, healing and hope to every person we serve.”