Kettering Health to offer more services at Middletown facility than first planned

A 67,000-square-foot medical center set to debut next month on Ohio 122, just southeast of Interstate 75, and will include more services than previously announced.

Kettering Health Middletown will open Aug. 8 with a full-service emergency department, outpatient lab and imaging services, and medical office building for physician practices.

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But the facility’s imaging services have been expanded to include a full complement of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), X-ray and ultrasound, according to Elizabeth Long, a spokeswoman for Kettering Health Network.

Investment in the facility, first estimated at $30 million, is now expected to exceed $36 million, Long said.

“The expansion of services at the Kettering facility will continue the great legacy of community healthcare that has existed in Middletown for over a century,” said Alexis Fitzsimmons, the city’s assistant economic development director.

Kettering Health Middletown is estimated to create 110 jobs, including registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians, and support staff.

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About 70 people have been hired for the site so far, including most of the nursing team, Long said. About 35 people are still in the process of being recruited and hired, a number that likely will increase within the first few months of being open, she said.

Kettering Health Network plans to hold an open house on Aug. 5 to unveil the new medical center to the community.

The 15 acres on which the facility is being constructed is less than a mile from Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center, and about 6 miles from an emergency facility that Kettering Health opened in 2015 in Franklin.

Kettering Health Network, which covers an 11-county area, is one of the region’s largest employers with more than 12,000 people. The system operates eight hospitals, including Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, 10 emergency departments and more than 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio.

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Kettering Health Middletown isn’t the only new facility that Kettering Health Network is building in the region.

On April 16, the health network launched construction of Hamilton Health Center on Main, 1391 W. Main St. in Hamilton.

The 16,000-square-foot health center, which is set to open next spring, is estimated to cost approximately $6 million and will offer outpatient services to meet the needs of the community, including physician practices and imaging and lab services.

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