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University, Premier Health announce new medical facility on Brown Street, for community, campus opening summer 2022

The University of Dayton and Premier Health announced today another milestone in their continued partnership by teaming up with Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying  to create a new medical facility on south Brown Street with medical offices that will serve the community, a health clinic for UD employees, and after-hours urgent care for UD students and employees.

Premier Health will be the anchor tenant in the 30,000-square-foot development, located between Sawmill and Stonemill avenues on the west side of Brown Street near Patterson Homestead (click here for map of the location). Development partners include UD, Crawford Hoying, and Woodard Development.

"The University is thrilled to support this community-centered medical facility that meets our priorities for Brown Street development to complement the character of the neighborhood residential area, the small business district and our campus," 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." 

As the building’s anchor tenant, Premier Health’s facility will provide the larger community convenient access to health care services, as well as lower-cost care for UD employees. The building will house primary care and orthopedic physicians, imaging, lab and comprehensive rehabilitation services available to meet community needs and will also provide an employer clinic to UD’s nearly 2,700 full-time employees. This clinic will include evening and weekend urgent care for UD staff and students. 

Services for the community will include:

  • Primary care physicians
  • Orthopedic physicians, including sports medicine to meet the needs of all athletes, including weekend warriors 
  • Imaging services 
  • Lab services provided by CompuNet Clinical Laboratories 
  • One stop for comprehensive rehabilitation services (sports medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, neuro-rehab, aquatic therapy and speech therapy) 
  • Counseling services provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health

“This innovative partnership will expand community, staff and student access to a broad range of quality care options,” said Lainie Dean, chief strategy and business development officer 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.”

Premier Health already operates an after-hours urgent care clinic for students on campus that will move to this facility at its opening, and has partnered with the University extensively on several COVID-19 initiatives, including community testing at UD Arena, UD's student testing program, and vaccine clinics.

Jason Woodard, principal in Woodard Development, said: "The opportunity to partner with the University of Dayton and Premier Health to bring additional health care solutions to the community, students, faculty and staff is a privilege. 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. 

The partners will remove the remaining structures on the site and begin construction of the 30,000-square-foot, single-story building this spring, with completion expected in summer 2022. 

The University had purchased and removed a funeral home and apartment building on that portion of Brown Street several years ago. Woodard Development and Crawford Hoying have worked with the owner of the remaining vacant properties, including the former South Park Methodist Church and a former dentist's office, to bring those properties into the development.


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