Good Samaritan North to get new name

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 11:38 AM


            A groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2014 for the new Good Samaritan Hospital North Emergency Center in Englewood. LISA POWELL / STAFF
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in 2014 for the new Good Samaritan Hospital North Emergency Center in Englewood. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Good Samaritan North Health Center will be renamed Miami Valley Hospital North.

The Englewood health center and other sites with the Good Samaritan moniker will change names on July 23 to Miami Valley Hospital.

With the Good Samaritan Hospital’s main campus in Dayton set to close this year, the names are switching to reflect the the main hospital the branch locations are under.

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The center that will soon be called Miami Valley Hospital North is adding 46 inpatient beds. The site is also adding joint and spine care and a cardiac catheterization lab to open this fall.

“In addition to all the services currently offered at Good Samaritan North Health Center, a more comprehensive array of services will be offered at Miami Valley Hospital North,” Mike Maiberger, president of Miami Valley Hospital, said in a statement.

The center now has about 140 physicians and services like an ER, imaging and diagnostics, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, breast center, cancer center, sports medicine and an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.

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Premier Health announced earlier this year that it would close down Good Samaritan Hospital, moving 1,600 jobs out of northwest Dayton.

The announcement has received some community backlash over the loss of the anchor institution, and a group of clergy in May filed a federal complaint saying the closure is a civil rights violation.

Premier leaders have said the closure was a difficult but necessary decision to reduce unnecessary duplication of services, pointing to the high number of empty beds and the high cost of maintaining an inefficient and out-of-date facility when Premier has another hospital in the city, Miami Valley.

The hospital has already started winding down operations, and the emergency department will close 11:59 p.m. on July 19. The hospital will close 12:01 a.m. July 23.

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