Franklin Emergency Center building to expand, offer new services

FRANKLIN — Kettering Health announced plans to build onto the Franklin Emergency Center in Warren County.

The facility will add approximately 24,000 square feet of medical office space to provide the community to offer additional healthcare services, according to a release from Kettering Health.

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The healthcare network says the new facility will feature a care team of medical providers, including physicians and advanced practice providers. The project is expected to cost $9 million to build, the release said.

New services will also be offered, such as primary care, specialty services, lab services, and educational, wellness and support programs.

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“As we continue to assess the healthcare needs of our communities, we recognize there is a need for additional services south of the Dayton metro area,” said George Lewis, president of Kettering Physician Network. “We’ve offered high-quality healthcare in Franklin for many years, and we are excited to expand our patient-centered services and continue guiding local residents to their best health.”

Emergency care will continue to be available during construction and once the new facility is opened.

The new facility is expected to be complete in winter 2022, according to Kettering Health.