Regardless of where you live in the Greater Dayton area, world-class care is just minutes away. The continuum of care spreads across multiple medical disciplines through every stage of life, from prenatal care through geriatrics. And the majority of these health care organizations are recognized both nationally and globally for the quality of care they deliver.
- Terry Troy
Founded by Charles Kettering in 1876, Kettering Health today is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals and 120 outpatient facilities. With 12,000 employees and over 2,100 physicians, Kettering Health offers everything from high quality maternity care to state-of-the-art cancer fighting technology and world-class cardiac care. It is also considered a leader in revolutionary brain and spinal surgeries.
Kettering Health hospitals and specialty care areas are ranked among the best in Ohio and across the nation. Kettering Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center were rated among the Top 100 Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. Kettering Health was listed among Truven Health’s 15 Top Health Systems in the nation. Indeed, Kettering Health is one of only 10 health systems in the nation to win this prestigious recognition five or more times.
This summer, Kettering Health Network is opening a new On-Demand Care location in Kettering to give the community more access to walk-in primary care. The new location will be the fourth On-Demand Care location for the network.
A faith-based organization, Kettering Health’s other major locations include Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center in Dayton, Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, Southview Medical Center in Centerville, Sycamore Medical Center in Miamisburg and Troy Hospital in Troy.
With 14,218 employees and 2,028 physicians, Premier Health is considered the second largest employer in the Dayton region and the ninth largest employer in Ohio. One of the largest comprehensive health systems in Southwest Ohio, Premier Health has five inpatient hospital campuses, seven emergency centers, seven outpatient surgery centers, home health services and affiliate members that provide services across the region.
Premier Health has earned Magnet® recognition as a system from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is one of only 20 health care systems in the U.S.—and only the second in Ohio—to receive professional nursing’s highest honor.
Miami Valley Hospital achieved its fourth Magnet designation since 2004, joining a group of only 58 U.S. health care organizations—fewer than 1% of hospitals in the nation to have earned four such awards. Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center join 30 other hospitals in Ohio with Magnet status and only 481 Magnet designate facilities in the world.
Premier Health is the first health system in Ohio and second in the nation to achieve system-wide Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) just last summer. This distinction from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognizes emergency departments that provide excellent care for older adults.
With hospitals that have received quality rankings from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades and others, major Premier facilities and locations include Atrium Medical Center, Fidelity Health Care, Koester Pavilion, Miami Valley Hospitals (North and South), Premier Community Health, Premier Physician Network, Samaritan Behavioral Health, SpringMeade and the Upper Valley Medical Center.
In 2020, Dayton Children’s Hospital was named Best Children’s Hospital and Best Pediatric Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®. As one might expect, the award recognizes hospitals that have met the highest standards for children’s health care.
In April, Dayton Children’s Hospital became the first in the world to use gene therapy in a child affected by Canavan Disease. A rare disorder, Canavan disease is an inherited, fatal, neurological disease, characterized by the spongy degeneration of the white matter in the brain, which begins in infancy and destroys a child’s vision, speech and motor function. Currently, there is no cure for Canavan disease.
With the main campus and two other locations in Dayton, Dayton Children’s also has a South Campus in Miamisburg as well as urgent care and kids express locations in Troy, Springfield, Springboro, Fairborn, Lima, Kettering, Huber Heights, Lebanon and Beavercreek. Two emergency departments are located at the main and south campuses.
Established in 2006, Dayton Physicians Network is a multi-specialty network that provides comprehensive cancer care and urologic care services. Dayton Physicians Network’s health care includes highly experienced and successful specialists in the practices of medical oncology, radiation oncology, imaging and urology. With 50 physicians and mid-level providers and 350 employees on board, the network offers immediate care across 12 practice locations from Greenville to Middletown.
The Dayton VAMC is a state-of-the-art teaching facility that has been serving veterans for over a century and a half, accepting its first patients in 1867. The center provides a full range of health care including medical, surgical, mental health (inpatient and outpatient), home and community health programs, geriatric (nursing home), physical medicine and therapy services, neurology, oncology, dentistry and hospice.
The Medical Center has 351 total operating beds and offers a wide variety of unique programs including hospice, geriatric evaluation and management, respite care, an Alzheimer unit, house-based primary care, residential and outpatient post-traumatic stress disorder treatment, substance abuse programs, help with homelessness, sleep disorder treatment and women’s health programs. The Medical Center also has contracts with Wright Patterson Air Force Base and 11 area hospitals.
Wright State Physicians is composed of more than 100 physicians affiliated with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The group provides primary and specialty care in a wide range of specialized diagnostic and treatment services throughout the Dayton region. The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and Wright State Physicians are partners in providing training to medical students and delivering health care to the region.
To meet the needs of the Wright State University campus community and surrounding communities, Wright State Physicians opened the Wright State Physicians Health Center, a state-of-the art medical office building on the Wright State University campus. The 66,000-square-foot, three-story building houses physicians in several specialties, including dermatology, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology.