Kettering Health Network to build freestanding ER in Eaton

By Eddie Mowen Jr.

March 18, 2014

Kettering Health Network announced last week it will build two freestanding ERs, one at the Preble County Medical Center on Washington-Jackson Road in Eaton, and the other on West Central Avenue/Ohio 73 at I-75 in Franklin, located in northern Warren County.

Each ER will be 11,400 square feet, and cost between $9 and $10 million. They are expected to open in early 2015.

The Eaton ER will have 8 to 12 rooms, and is expected to create 25 to 30 new jobs. Four physicians also will be on staff.

The Franklin ER will have 12 rooms, and is expected to create 35 to 40 new jobs, including registered nurses, respiratory therapists, imaging and lab technicians, and support staff. Four physicians also will be on staff.

“We are happy to be adding a freestanding ER to our medical center in Eaton,” said Fred Manchur, chief executive officer of Kettering Health Network. “Our ability to do this is a result of the outstanding partnership that we have with the Eaton community. Through this partnership we will be able to provide residents better and faster access to quality emergency care closer to home.”

The ERs are being designed and built by Synergy Building Systems.

Kettering Health Network is a faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system with a mission of of “improving quality of life through healthcare and education.” The Network has eight hospitals: Grandview, Kettering, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Fort Hamilton, Kettering Behavioral Health and Soin, its newest hospital. Grandview, Southview and Kettering are ranked as U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals. Kettering is recognized as a 2014 Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospital, and a 2014 Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital.