Premier Health plans to start building a new $12 million emergency center near Austin Landing later this month, the health care system announced today.
Premier will build a freestanding emergency center, called Miami Valley Hospital Austin Boulevard Emergency Center in Miamisburg. The center will be located west of Interstate 75 near the Motoman Robotics plant. It is expected to open in September 2018 and will offer 24-hour emergency care, according to Premier.
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The new facility will include 11 emergency beds, including two trauma bays. It will be staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians from Miami Valley Hospital, the location of Dayton’s only Level I Trauma Center, according to Premier.
The emergency center will have imaging technology including CT scans and X-ray, lab services, and CareFlight Air and Mobile Services transportation for patients who need hospitalization. It will also link to Premier Health’s TeleStroke Network, a patient-focused technology that connects stroke specialists via computer to providers at the point of care, according to Premier.
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“We are looking forward to serving Miamisburg and surrounding communities with high quality emergency care and access to the region’s only Level I trauma center at Miami Valley Hospital,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO, Premier Health. “The optimal health of those in our community is at the center of everything we do, and we remain committed to providing access to emergency and preventive care to patients when they need it, where they need it.”
Premier Health is the largest private employer in the region and operates four hospitals, a network of primary and specialty care practices, and a home health service.
Skanska, which has done a lot of work for the hsopital system at Miami Valley Hospital South, has been named the general contractor for the project.