Updated: 11:26 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 | Posted: 10:56 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009

Hospital to be built near Beavercreek mall

By Ben Sutherly

Staff Writer

BEAVERCREEK — The proposed Beavercreek Medical Center, details of which will be divulged today, Aug. 5, would be a bona fide hospital complete with a bed tower, medical office building and helipad, according to a city official and preliminary city documents.

The hospital, Kettering Health Network’s seventh, would have about 60 beds, said Jeff McGrath, the city’s planning director. It would be part of Kettering Health Network and Greene Memorial Hospital’s more than $100 million proposed medical campus, Greene Memorial West Campus, on Pentagon Boulevard just west of the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

The project is expected to last 2½ years, KHN spokesman Kevin LaVoie said in an e-mail Tuesday.

KHN is planning to release more details at today’s ceremonial groundbreaking at the 35-acre site. A major donor will be announced. KHN billed the donation as “one of the biggest gifts in the history of Dayton philanthropy.”

The project would require zoning permits from the city, building permits from Greene County, and council approval of the specific site plan, McGrath said.

KHN’s competitor, Premier Health Partners, developed a similar medical campus near Interstate 675 and Wilmington Pike that opened in 2007 as Miami Valley South Health Center. But in June, that campus became Miami Valley Hospital South as it began admitting patients for short stays of up to 72 hours.

The KHN-Greene Memorial complex, which will be visible from Interstate 675, will be built on property at Commons and Pentagon boulevards. The total land cost was $20 million, LaVoie has said.


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