Kettering Health Network starts construction on $4.5M Butler County facility

Kettering Health Network launched construction Oct. 8 of a new $4.5 million medical building in Oxford.

The Oxford Health Center, a service of Fort Hamilton Hospital, will be built at 4137 Millville-Oxford Road.

The approximately 12,000-square-foot health center is expected to include 18 exam rooms, plus imaging and outpatient services. It will have five primary care providers as well as women’s services, general surgery, orthopedics and cardiology.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by late summer 2020. The new location is expected to create 20 jobs including physicians, registrations, medical imagers and nurses when it replaces a location at 10 N. Locust St., Oxford.

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Fred Manchur, CEO, Kettering Health Network, said Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the facility continues to demonstrate Kettering Health Network’s “ongoing commitment to providing excellent health care services for the residents of the surrounding areas” it serves.

“This site is expandable with the 15 acres we have here versus the small tight location we were in at our current location,” Manchur said. “Our greater market continues to grow.”

Kettering Physician Network includes more than 600 board-certified physicians and advanced practice providers for more than 170 locations.

Kettering Health Network opened a new, $6 million Hamilton Health Center on Main at 1391 Main St., Hamilton in April. The 67,000-square-foot Kettering Health Network Middletown opened just off Interstate 75 on Ohio 122 in August 2018.

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Last Monday, Kettering Health Network held a ribbon cutting in Wapakoneta in Auglaize County, 56 miles north of Dayton.

“We really appreciate being part of the growing communities in Southwest Ohio,” Manchur said.

Kettering Physician Network President George Lewis said the new Oxford facility is the network’s way of responding to the community need for expanded and additional primary care providers.

“With over 20 Kettering Physician Network facilities in the greater Hamilton, Fairfield, Preble County and Oxford communities, we look forward to adding several more locations and providers by the end of the year,” Lewis said. “Our primary care sites are certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home which is a model of primary care that promotes accessible, comprehensive, coordinated care and encourages patients and families to be actively involved in health care decisions.”

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Kettering Health Network, Lewis said, prides itself in delivering “a superior patient experience which is reflective in our patient scores that far surpass national benchmarks.”

Kettering Health Network is a Dayton-based, not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 11 emergency departments, 120 outpatient facilities, nearly 12,000 employees and 2,100 physicians serving southwest Ohio.

The network’s hospitals are Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, as well as Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin and Kettering Behavioral Medicine.Besides Fort Hamilton Hospital, it operates 14 other entities in Butler County, including outpatient services and physicians in Hamilton, Middletown, Oxford, Fairfield, Fairfield Twp. and Ross Twp.

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