Partners Break Ground On Major Northwest Dayton Redevelopment

Premier Pulse     November 2022

Premier Health YMCA to be Centerpiece of First Phase of Wellness Campus

A groundbreaking ceremony held on Oct. 28 began a community-inspired transformation of the 13-acre, former Good Samaritan Hospital site. More than 100 people attended the ceremony headlined by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown. The Premier Health YMCA will serve as the centerpiece of the new destination, offering residents health and wellness services, educational opportunities, job training, and assistance for prospective and current homeowners. The site will be a true amenity for local neighborhoods and the larger community, officials said.

After Good Samaritan Hospital closed in 2018, Premier Health hired a consultant to partner with the community and help reimagine the site on Salem Avenue at Philadelphia Drive. That effort, called Phoenix Next, builds on the Phoenix Project, a 15-year community redevelopment initiative. More than 600 stakeholders and residents offered ideas during meetings, workshops, interviews, and through online surveys. The Premier Health YMCA, together with Premier Health, will occupy a majority of the 52,000-square-foot facility. Premier Health will provide urgent care services at the campus, as well as physical therapy, lab services, and medical imaging alongside physician offices. The Premier Health YMCA – nearly half the proposed facility – will have a fitness center, full basketball court, four-lane pool, aerobics area, and multipurpose rooms.

The building will also house services and programming for four other partners: CareSource Life Services, County Corp’s HomeOwnership Center of Greater Dayton, Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley, and Wright State University. Altogether, the partners are expected to employ about 80 people at the new site.

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