June 21, 2011

Wright State Physicians group breaks ground for medical office building on WSU campus

New facility will offer much-needed medical care to residents of Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties

Wright State Physician Building under construction
(From left) Wright State University President David R. Hopkins; Wright State Physicians President Margaret Dunn, M.D.; Boonshoft School of Medicine Dean Howard Part, M.D.; Greene County Commissioner Marilyn Reid; and Cynthia Olsen, M.D., Family Medicine acting chair, display an artist rendering of the new Wright State Physicians Health Center during a groundbreaking ceremony on June 21, 2011.

FAIRBORN, Ohio—The region’s largest multispecialty group, Wright State Physicians (WSP), held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a new medical office building on the campus of Wright State University. The new medical office and sports medicine facility will provide much-needed medical care for the residents of Clark, Greene and Montgomery Counties.

The event included officials from Wright State Physicians, Wright State University, the Boonshoft School of Medicine, the cities of Fairborn and Beavercreek and Greene County.

The new building will offer a full array of physician care, including new neurology and sports medicine practices, as well as the existing practices in orthopedics, family medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.

“Consolidating five medical practices under one roof will give patients an improved one-stop medical care experience while reducing overhead costs,” said Margaret Dunn, M.D., M.B.A., professor of surgery, executive associate dean at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, and president and CEO of Wright State Physicians. “The new facility will also benefit WSU faculty, staff and students, giving them access to expert multispecialty care conveniently located on campus.”

A new sports medicine practice will help area athletes enhance performance while preventing and treating injury, and a new neurology practice will provide much-needed neurological care for area residents.

“The facility will also provide a conveniently located clinical site for the education of our medical students,” said Howard Part, M.D., dean of the WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine, “along with a clinical setting for our faculty to conduct translational research, which can move basic research from the lab to the bedside.”

Construction of the new 66,000-square-foot, three-story building, located on the northeast side of campus near athletic fields, will begin immediately, with occupancy scheduled for fall 2012. The new $12 million building will anchor the northeast end of campus.

The new facility will help further WSP’s mission to retain outstanding medical faculty and staff in support of the clinical, research and community service activities of the university’s medical school. The Boonshoft School of Medicine and the non-profit Wright State Physicians are partners in providing training to medical students and delivering health care to the region.

General contractor for the building, designed by Dayton architect Kenneth J. Seidl, is locally based Miller-Valentine Commercial Construction LLC.


 

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