Medical Office Building Opens on Brown Street

Innovative Reuse of Existing Building by University of Dayton, Woodard Development, Crawford Hoying
Premier Health Services Cater to Community and UD Campus

DAYTON, Ohio (June 1, 2023) – The University of Dayton and Premier Health announced today the opening of the medical office building at 1715 Brown Street, marking another milestone in their continued partnership. The medical facility, a partnership with developers Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying, demonstrates an innovative reuse of an existing building blended with new construction.

Premier Health will be the anchor tenant in the 47,160-square-foot development, located between Sawmill and Stonemill roads on the west side of Brown Street near Patterson Homestead.

“This innovative partnership will expand community, staff and student access to a broad range of quality care options,” said Mike Riordan, president and CEO for Premier Health. “Our region’s employers are looking for opportunities to provide convenient access to quality health care services for their employees and this employer clinic model achieves that goal.”

As the building’s anchor tenant, Premier Health will provide the larger community convenient access to health care services, as well as convenient, on-campus care for UD employees. The building will house primary care and orthopedic physicians, lab, counseling services, and comprehensive physical rehabilitation services available to meet community needs and will also provide an employee health center to UD’s nearly 2,700 full-time employees and an after-hours clinic with evening and weekend hours for UD students.

Services for the community will include:

  • Premier Health Primary Care – Brown Street (formerly Miami Valley Primary Care) providers include Pamela Werner, MD; Timothy O’Donnell, DO; and Rebecca Boatman, APRN-CNP
  • Premier Orthopedics, including sports medicine and imaging. Providers include Jeffrey James, DO; Katie Krebs, MD; Matthew Dorweiler, MD; and Eric Fester, MD
  • Lab services provided by CompuNet Clinical Laboratories
  • One stop for comprehensive rehabilitation services
    • Neuro Rehabilitation – for individuals recovering from stroke, brain injury, Parkinson’s, and many other neuromuscular conditions
    • Physical Therapy – one-on-one therapy for those with injuries or after surgery, including aquatic therapy with treadmill that can be lowered into the water, as well as occupational therapy, and speech therapy
    • Hand Therapy – for the specific needs of hand and upper extremity rehab
  • Counseling services provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health

Services for the University of Dayton will include:

  • Premier Health Primary Care – University of Dayton offering UD employees and their family members easy access and same-day appointments. Physician: Kirk Tucker, MD
  • Premier Health already operates an after-hours clinic for students on campus that will move to this facility when the new school year kicks off. 

"The University is thrilled to support this community-centered medical facility that meets our priorities for Brown Street and UD campus development and allows for quality health care options for faculty, staff and students that is easily accessible," said Andy Horner, UD's executive vice president for business and administrative services. "This development is an outgrowth of our long-standing relationship with Premier Health and our first opportunity to partner with Woodard and Crawford Hoying and build on their success in revitalizing other neighborhoods in Dayton. Both the UD family and surrounding community benefit."

Taking into account neighborhood concerns and feedback, an innovative reuse of the long-vacant South Park Methodist Church was undertaken. A way was found to preserve the building while integrating a new structure that together provides the space necessary for the specialized medical services.

Jason Woodard, principal in Woodard Development, said: "Making a positive impact on the community is a top priority for the Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying team in each of our developments. This facility will immediately provide that positive impact while preserving the character of the adjacent neighborhood."

The idea for the medical facility was a natural outgrowth of the two organizations' long-standing partnership and community collaborations. UD and Premier Health formed the Genesis Project in 2000 with the City of Dayton to help redevelop the Fairgrounds neighborhood, and are currently working to develop onMain, a 38-acre site adjacent to the two community anchors, into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly mixed-use development. 

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