Kettering Health Network’s new multi-million dollar medical complex in Middletown opened its doors Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Here are five things to know about the facility that represents a $36 million investment in the area.
1. More reach into Butler, Warren counties
The new Middletown is the health care system’s way of reaching down into Middletown to provide choice to patients there, officials said.
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“There’s a substantial number of patients that are Middletown residents … that are traveling up to us for care,” said Daniel Tryon, campus administrator and executive director of Kettering Health Network Middletown. “For us, wanting to bring access close to our patients is a huge part of it.”
Kettering Health Network also operates Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton. In March, it launched construction of Hamilton Health Center on Main, 1391 W. Main St.
Kettering Health Network also operates Corwin M Nixon Health Center in Lebanon.
2. Jobs still to be created
Of the 100-plus jobs to be created, many will be registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians and support staff.
3. More than physician offices
The new 67,000-square-foot Kettering Health Network Middletown on Ohio 122 features a full-service emergency department, outpatient lab and imaging services, including a full complement of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), X-ray and ultrasound.
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The facility also has a medical office building for primary care and specialty practices.
Additional space will open in the building Sept. 18, including an area dedicated to cardiac testing, EKGs and other heart-related tests cardiologists may require for diagnosis and treatment.
There’s also a lab and a variety of specialties, including cardiovascular, surgery, orthopedic, vascular and general surgery, plus several more uses coming soon, such as OB/GYN, endocrinology and behavioral health.
4. Rethinking the ER
Eight of the emergency rooms are specifically designed for patients who require longer-term stays than typical emergency room visits. They also provide a larger, more quiet space geared toward fostering a healing environment for older patients, as well as family members and friends of all patients.
Rooms include a large flat-screen television and ample natural light.
5. The newest technology
The facility is filled with the state-of-the-art technology, including a new X-ray device that puts results immediately on a viewing screen, a new 64-slice CT system, a wide-bore MRI Scanner and other devices capable of allowing doctors from throughout the network to remotely access data and help with diagnosis and treatment.