OneFifteen Treatment Center Opens

Premier Pulse     June 2019

OneFifteen, a non-profit ecosystem dedicated to the full and sustained recovery of people living with opioid addiction, recently celebrated the opening of the first facilities within its state-of-the-art campus in Dayton. OneFifteen, launched earlier this year by Premier Health, Kettering Health Network, and Verily, also welcomed Natalie Lester, MD, as medical director and announced board members for OneFifteen Health and OneFifteen Recovery. OneFifteen will begin seeing patients later this summer, with clinical care to be provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc., a subsidiary of Premier Health.

“OneFifteen will provide much-needed wrap-around services dedicated to the recovery of those suffering from opioid addiction,” said Senator Rob Portman (R-OH). “This approach to addressing addiction and its grip on our communities is exactly what is needed to help turn the tide of the opioid epidemic in the Dayton region and Ohio.”

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. designed and is developing the OneFifteen campus to connect patients with social and other support services, consolidating the many needs of patients in one location. The June 14 ribbon cutting marked the completion of two of the six spaces that will comprise the full campus. Guided by the concept of recovery as a journey, rather than a linear path, the campus will be anchored around a curved, looped pathway that connects all of the experiences and elements of the OneFifteen ecosystem.

As medical director for OneFifteen, Dr. Lester will oversee clinical quality and the implementation of evidence-based best practices, including medication-assisted treatment and psychological counseling. Dr. Lester comes to OneFifteen from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where she was the medical director of psychiatric emergency services. In that role, Dr. Lester led a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers focused on psychiatric observation and care for patients in crisis.

OneFifteen will provide the full continuum of care to patients on its campus, which is expected to be complete in 2020.

Representing Premier Health on the board of directors of OneFifteen Health (the initiative’s management services organization) are Scott Kanagy, DO, chief medical officer, Upper Valley Medical Center; and Caroline Wise, director of quality and compliance, Samaritan Behavioral Health Inc. Representing Premier Health on the board of directors of OneFifteen Recovery (the 501c3 responsible for the project’s community-based, wrap-around services) is Mike Maiberger, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Premier Health.

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