New health care center to open in Hamilton by next spring


A new medical office building is expected to boost access to health care in Hamilton and create jobs in the city.

Kettering Health Network on Monday launched construction of Hamilton Health Center on Main, 1391 W. Main St.

The 16,000-square-foot health center will cost approximately $6 million and will offer outpatient services to meet the needs of the community, including physician practices and imaging and lab services. It replaces Skating on Main, a roller skating rink.

FIRST COVERAGE: New medical facility planned at former skating rink in Hamilton

The property was sold last August for $950,000 and the attraction was torn down in February.

Hamilton Health Center on Main marks an opportunity for the Kettering Health Network to not only provide health care to the community, but to also enhance the community as a whole, according to Fred Manchur, the network’s chief executive officer.

“It’ll energize the other property owners, it’ll energize others to come into this community and you’ll see a vibrancy that will continue,” Manchur said.

MORE: A huge new project wouldn’t just help Hamilton. The sports center’s impact would reverberate for miles.

As health care evolves, hospital construction won’t be as frequent as in years past, he said. Those that do end up being built will be different because “outpatient services is where health care is going today” and in the future, as well, Manchur said.

“This service … that we’re going to provide is going to a strong component of primary care,” he said. “You’ll have some component of specialty services, depending on the need, and then there will be other ancillary outpatient services.”

MORE: Health care boom continues in Butler, Warren counties

The building, which was designed by Oakwood architect Kenneth Seidl, will be constructed by Beavercreek-based Synergy Building Systems. It’s expected to open by spring 2019.

What ends up being offered at the center will depend on what the health network determines the community needs and where there is room for growth, Manchur said.

Kettering Health Network is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, as well as 10 emergency department and 120 outpatient centers serving southwest Ohio.

MORE: 5 things to know about the newest $62M healthcare facility in the region

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.

Hamilton Mayor Patrick Moeller said it will be great to have Kettering Health Network’s services “all around the town,” including on Main Street, in addition to Eaton Avenue and on High Street in the city’s downtown.

“I think it’s so important that they grow as we grow,” Moeller said. “We’re focusing on neighborhoods and all along they have been, too. They’re a real leader in putting access points close to neighborhoods.”

MORE: Hamilton hospital recognized for outstanding care




Next Up in Local

Patchy fog, bitter cold temperatures this morning
Patchy fog, bitter cold temperatures this morning

Bitter cold morning  Patchy fog this a.m. Temperatures near normal this week Rounds of showers return Wednesday night TODAY: It is a cold start to the week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. Temperatures are dipping into the teens in spots with the morning commute looking quiet. Patchy fog continues to develop this morning...
Occupants bail after pursuit involving OSP in Warren County
Occupants bail after pursuit involving OSP in Warren County

Two occupants have reportedly fled on foot after a pursuit involving the Ohio State Highway Patrol ended in Franklin Monday morning. Initial reports indicate the pursuit of a stolen vehicle on southbound I-75 went into the city of Franklin before ending in the area of Miami and Lake Avenues around 2:40 a.m.  According to dispatchers from the Hamilton...
WPAFB Monday Weather: Sunshine, single-digit wind chill values to start the week 
WPAFB Monday Weather: Sunshine, single-digit wind chill values to start the week 

Chilly conditions will start off the morning as temperatures drop into the upper teens, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Jesse Maag. A light breeze could bring wind chill values as low as the single digits at the coldest part of the morning. Throughout the day we can expect sunny skies with high temperatures climbing into the mid 30s.
20th anniversary tour of ‘Rent’ starts in Cincinnati this week
20th anniversary tour of ‘Rent’ starts in Cincinnati this week

In 1996, a rock musical by an obscure composer revolutionized musical theater, injecting youth and millennial social commentary into a landscape dominated by period standbys like “Phantom of the Opera” and “Les Miserables.” “Rent” followed a cross-section of young artists from all over the sexuality spectrum, struggling...
Large Miami County property that served as longtime children’s home site sold
Large Miami County property that served as longtime children’s home site sold

A property donated to Miami County in the 1800s for use as a children’s home has been sold to one of the county’s townships, whose plans are not yet known. The Miami County commissioners on Tuesday sold the 171.75-acre Children’s Home Farm east of Troy to the Elizabeth Twp. Board of Trustees. The township agreed to buy the land for...
More Stories