System and Hospital News: January 2020

Premier Health, City of Dayton Set Stage for Successful Redevelopment of Former Good Samaritan Hospital Site

Premier Health and the City of Dayton reaffirmed their long-term partnership to foster positive redevelopment of neighborhoods in the northwest part of the city, pledging a combined $30 million to redevelop the former Good Samaritan Hospital site and surrounding neighborhoods.

The health system and city announced on Dec. 2 that each has pledged $15 million to leverage in the redevelopment of the hospital campus, which closed in July 2018. The commitment over the next decade extends a revitalization partnership that began more than 15 years ago as the Phoenix Project.

As part of that commitment, Premier Health will in addition cover expenses associated with preparing the site for redevelopment.

Premier Health and the City of Dayton also released a “Re-use and Investment Vision” for the area immediately surrounding the former Good Samaritan Hospital campus that was developed through a collaborative effort over the past year. The vision focuses on two areas: promoting health and wellness, and advancing next-generation learning.

As part of the redevelopment effort, a new nonprofit organization, Phoenix Next Dayton, will form to guide the redevelopment effort. A new board will be seated in January 2020. Board members will include Shelley Dickstein and Todd Kinskey from the City of Dayton; Eloise Broner and Patrick Ray from Premier Health; and community members Sister Carol Bauer and Belinda Matthews Stenson.

The Phoenix Project to date has resulted in investments of more than $20 million from the City of Dayton, Premier Health, and CityWide Development that were used to leverage an additional $45 million. Phoenix Next was launched in early 2018 to create a vision for the re-use of the 13-acre site formerly occupied by Good Samaritan Hospital, as well as surrounding neighborhoods.

Miami Valley Hospital South Women’s Center Named for Physician, Wife

The Women’s Center at Miami Valley Hospital South was formally named the Dr. Parviz and Pari Daneshjoo Women’s Center in honor of an innovative physician and his wife. A special recognition program and reception took place on Nov. 19 to officially unveil the new signage on campus. Dr. Daneshjoo was affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital throughout his entire 40-year career as an OB/GYN physician. In addition to providing exceptional care for his patients, resulting in more than 4,000 pregnancies, he had many ‘firsts’ during his career. Among them, he introduced video laser laparoscopy and super ovulation intrauterine insemination to Miami Valley Hospital. Most notably, he was an integral part of the team that established an In Vitro Fertilization program at the hospital in 1984 – the first in the state of Ohio. In the mid-1980s, he was a proponent of the purchase of land that is now the location of Miami Valley Hospital South.

Premier Physician Network - Vandalia and Beavercreek Now Open

Premier Health held ribbon-cutting ceremonies and community open houses on Nov. 14 and Dec. 19 in Vandalia and Beavercreek, respectively, for new medical office buildings that house both primary and specialty care physicians along with imaging and lab services. The two-story, 45,000- square-foot buildings are located at 600 Aviator Court in Vandalia, and 2400 Lakeview Drive in Beavercreek.

The medical office buildings have space for 12 primary care providers and will offer specialty services in orthopedics, cardiology, rheumatology, imaging, OB/GYN, and lab services through CompuNet.

Vandalia Medical Office Building

Premier Health Family Care of Vandalia will relocate to the Vandalia site. Providers include: Joseph Allen, MD; Elizabeth Swartzwelder-Cozad, MD; Heather Branam, FNP; Samantha Loel, FNP; Sari Bright, FNP; and Sara Wilson-Rector, FNP.

Specialties include:

  • Premier Cardiovascular Institute: Aaron Kaibas, DO; Bryan King, MD; Ristenka Prnarova, DO; Christina Anslinger, DO; Robert Bulow, DO; and J. Bradley Gibson, DO
  • Premier Orthopedics: James Klosterman, MD; Michael Raab, MD; John Powell, MD; Jeff Rayborn, MD; and Mark Zunkiewicz, MD
  • Premier Health Rheumatology: Sanford Wolfe, DO

Beavercreek Medical Office Building

Two practices, Fairfield Road Physician Offices and First Care Family Medical, will relocate to the Beavercreek site and come together as Premier Health Primary Care Beavercreek. Providers include: Quratulain Aziz, MD; Joseph Leithold, MD; Anjana Shah, MD; Samar Hijazi, MD; Ziad Khatib, MD; Geetha Ambalavanan, MD; Jennifer Romaker, FNP; and Estella Wetzel, FNP.

Specialties include:

  • Premier Cardiovascular Institute with providers Christina Anslinger, DO; Robert Bulow, DO; Gary Fishbein, MD; J. Bradley Gibson, DO; Amit Goyal, MD; Kevin Kravitz, MD; and G.S.V. Ramanathan, MD.
  • Premier Orthopedics, including Michael Raab, MD; Eric Fester, MD; and Aloiya Earl, MD.
  • Premier Health Rheumatology with provider Sanford Wolfe, DO.
  • Lifestages Centers for Women including Susan Emmerling, MD and Joel Metze, MD.

These projects, collaborative investments of $9 million each, represent growth and expansion for Premier Health in the Vandalia and Beavercreek communities. Each location will have approximately 56 employees; 15 of those positions will be new.

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