Ohio health systems are trying to expand their capacity and stretch their reach, and every major system in the Cincinnati and Dayton area recently opened new or replacement hospitals or constructed major new medical centers, according to analyst Allen Baumgarten in his 2018 Ohio Health Market Review.
The expanded Miami Valley Hospital South will for the first time have a cardiac catheterization lab, medical offices for dozens of additional physicians, and six additional operating rooms bringing the site’s total to 16. The expansion also added 20 additional inpatient beds.
Visitors tour the newly expanded and renovated Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville. CONTRIBUTED
Besides the adding 170,000 square feet to the hospital, the project also included renovating 42,000 of more than 580,000 existing square feet.
The new spine and joint center is the centerpiece of the project, with expanded sports medicine, sports performance and pain center services.
Dr. Mike Herbenick, chair of Premier Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, said with the expansion, they will be able to reduce the number of patients who need to be transferred elsewhere, keeping their course of care under one roof.
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A spokeswoman said the expansion created about 100 new jobs, which brings Miami Valley Hospital South employees to about 600. Some jobs are shared between both Miami Valley Hospital South and Miami Valley Hospital main campus in Dayton.
Other Premier Health construction projects underway include two $9 million outpatient medical centers that just started construction in Beavercreek and Vandalia and a $27 million rehabilitation hospital to open early 2020 by Miami Valley’s main campus.
Ohio’s Hospice is building the $10 million Pure Healthcare Center on Miami Valley Hospital South’s campus, on track to open early 2019 and serve those with serious and chronic illnesses in their own homes. Ohio’s Hospice is also planning to open an inpatient hospice house at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy in late 2019.
Miami Valley Hospital South has completed a $60 million expansion project. CONTRIBUTED
Competitor Kettering Health Network is also substantially expanding its reach. The Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek will be getting a new $70 million, five-story tower in 2020. A new hospital will open in Troy mid 2019, first billed as a $60 million project though the square footage has since expanded. The network is also building a $30 million freestanding ER and medical center just broke ground in Piqua.
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Dayton Children’s Hospital is building a $28 million, 50,000-square-foot medical center by its main campus, the Center for Community Health and Advocacy. The pediatric hospital is also converting a building in Troy into an outpatient medical center the former Miami-Jacobs Career College, to be shared with Edison Community College.
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