July 24, 2012
DAYTON—Wright State Physicians (WSP), the region’s largest multispecialty group, has opened its new building on the campus of Wright State University. The 66,000-square-foot, three-story building will house physicians in the Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and Obstetrics & Gynecology practices, as well as WSP corporate offices.
The new building will provide a convenient place for students, faculty and staff of Wright State University, as well as residents of Clark, Montgomery and Greene Counties, to receive medical care. To better serve patients, it also will include Wright Health Pharmacy, CompuNet Clinical Laboratories and an MRI facility operated by Miami Valley Hospital.
The departments of Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Orthopaedic Surgery are now seeing patients in the new building; the Obstetrics & Gynecology practice is scheduled to begin operations in late summer, and Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation will open its doors for care to athletes and patients in late summer.
In addition, a new extended-hours clinic, Wright Care, will see patients in the new building beginning Sept. 17. The clinic will be open noon-7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and will offer medical care for patients who do not need a hospital-based emergency department. To book a same-day appointment, patients can call ahead between noon and 7 p.m. at (937) 560-2273 (560-CARE).
“Physicians began seeing patients in June, and we’ve received very positive feedback about the new facility,” said WSP Chief Operating Officer Jocelyn Piccone, MHA, MA, CMPE. “The building opened ahead of schedule, and is an improved, more efficient place for patients to get the high-quality care they’re used to from our physicians.”
The new facility will also 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 Wright State Physicians are partners in providing training to medical students and delivering health care to the region. Additionally, the facility will offer a centrally-located site for medical students to gain clinical expertise and for faculty to conduct translational research.
“Our doctors appreciate the efficiency of care, having staff in one place working together and the modern facilities,” 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 building was designed to suit the needs of each practice and fit their specific needs. We’re proud to welcome our patients to our new offices.”