5 things to know about the new Hamilton health care center that’s replacing a roller skating rink

Kettering Health Network unveiled its new $6 million health center at 1391 Main St. on Hamilton’s West Side Monday, April 15, 2019. The newly completed, Hamilton Health Center on Main offers patients additional access to primary care providers. The facility also has lab and imaging services, and a community room for lectures and other health-related events. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

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Kettering Health Network unveiled its new $6 million health center at 1391 Main St. on Hamilton’s West Side Monday, April 15, 2019. The newly completed, Hamilton Health Center on Main offers patients additional access to primary care providers. The facility also has lab and imaging services, and a community room for lectures and other health-related events. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Kettering Health Network on Monday dedicated its new Hamilton Health Center on Main, at 1391 Main St. on Hamilton’s West Side.

Here are five things to know about the new structure, which was announced in August 2017 and broke ground in April 2018.

1. It provides primary care options … and more

The new $6 million medical office building, a service of Fort Hamilton Hospital, offers patients additional access to primary care providers. The facility also has lab and imaging services, and a community room for lectures and other health-related events.

MORE: Fort Hamilton Hospital adding community physicians, expanding services

2. It’s a job creator

The new center has already created about 15 jobs, including primary care and advanced practice providers, registered nurses and support staff, according to Dawn Cook, practice manager for Kettering Physician Network Primary Care at Hamilton Health Center.

Yet to be hired are several technicians for the center’s X-ray and ultrasound services, Cook said.

3. It replaces a longtime roller skating rink

The new health center stands where roller skating rink Skating on Main stood for decades. The nearly 1.5-acre property was sold for $950,000 and the rink was demolished in February 2018.

Built in the 1970s, the rink was previously known as RoundUp Roller Skate Rink.

MORE: PHOTOS: Remember Skating on Main? The longtime Hamilton favorite is being demolished

4. It’s part of an extensive network

Hamilton Health Center on Main isn't just an extension of Fort Hamilton Hospital. Its under the auspices of Kettering Health Network, a 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.

MORE: Fort Hamilton’s new special care nursery is latest Butler County effort to help babies and mothers

5. It has connections to Southwest Ohio

The 16,000-square-foot building was designed by Oakwood architect Kenneth Seidl and constructed by Synergy Building Systems, which is best known for development near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Wright State University.

Synergy is the construction arm of the Mills Development, based in Beavercreek.

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