The move is part of an emerging trend for health networks to offer services to residents in their communities.
“Before we had people coming to these big hospitals — no more.” said Elizabeth Long, spokeswoman for Kettering Health Network. “The trend in health care now is let’s go out into the neighborhoods where people are at.”
That’s why, she said, health networks are opening places like the Hamilton Health Center, which is aimed at helping residents of downtown Hamilton via primary physicians and specialty health offerings.
“Some of the land purchases that we’ve made up toward the Dayton area, the same thing,” Long said. “We are going to put smaller facilities in neighborhoods so people have better access to care, so if you have to have a diagnostic, an imaging test … you don’t have to go to Fort Hamilton, you can go to another facility.”