Two Dayton Hospitals Start Expansion Projects
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
The healthcare industry continues to be an important economic player in the Dayton area. Two hospitals in the region have recently announced plans to expand, according to the Dayton Business Journal.
The first, the Upper Valley Medical Center, will invest approximately $8 million to add a 40,000-square-foot physician’s office building to its campus at 3130 N. County Road 25A in Troy. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.
The Upper Valley Medical Center is the ninth-largest hospital in the region by revenue. It has 202 beds and 148 physicians. Since opening in 1998, it has invested many millions of dollars in expansion projects. This latest project is part of the hospital’s 10-year plan to add office space for primary-care and specialty physicians. It will bring new jobs to the region, as well.
Miami Valley Hospital has also started work on the first phase of a five-phase renovation and expansion project in its emergency department. The total cost of the project is $12 million. It is expected to be completed by November 2013.
The emergency department will be significantly renovated, while the space adjacent to the current emergency department, formerly occupied by a specialty clinic, will be converted to additional patient exam rooms. All of the existing department patient rooms will also be upgraded and expanded.
The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by next month. It will deliver 17 newly renovated patient rooms. When the entire project is finished, the emergency department will have a total of 80 patient treatment spaces. The project’s architect is Pinnacle Architects of Dayton. Skanska USA is the construction manager.
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