Jennifer Sherman, clinical nurse manager, stands in one of the new operating rooms at Kettering Health Network - Troy Hospital. KAITLIN SCHROEDER

Newest area hospital to see first patients today

The new hospital in Troy starts seeing its first patients today.

It’s Kettering Health Network’s ninth hospital in the system and the network’s first hospital in Miami County.

Troy Hospital staff will gather at the main entrance at 6:45 a.m. for a brief ceremony. At 7 a.m., Kettering Health stated that emergency signs will be unveiled, and the lights will be turned on to let the community know that hospital staff are ready to accept patients.

The 135,000-square-foot hospital has 28 inpatient beds, including four intensive care unit beds, as well as an emergency department, intensive care, lab and imaging, cardiac testing, surgery and a medical office building for physician practices.

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The hospital employs about 200 employees, who are a mix of new hires and employees who worked at other Kettering Health locations. The president is Eric Lunde, who had been executive director of the Brain and Spine Service Line.

The hospital means a second major health network in Miami County, which for years has been served by Upper Valley Medical Center, operated by Kettering Health’s competitor, Dayton-based Premier Health.

The hospital held a ribbon cutting on June 6 and hosted several events with tours of the new space prior to the official opening today.

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