January 13, 2012
Wright State Physicians medical office and sports medicine building to open in June
New facility will offer much-needed medical care to residents of Montgomery, Greene and Clark Counties
A new medical office and sports medicine building being constructed on the Wright State University campus will open ahead of schedule, with the first tenants moving in in June, according to officials of Wright State Physicians (WSP), the region's largest multispecialty group. The facility will provide much-needed medical care for the residents of Clark, Montgomery and Greene Counties.
"June 1 is the new date of occupancy for the building," said WSP Chief Operating Officer Jocelyn Piccone, MHA, MA, CMPE. WSP corporate offices will be the first to occupy the facility, with clinical practices of the Departments of Dermatology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics and Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine to follow, she said. Other early tenants will include CompuNet Clinical Laboratories and an MRI facility operated by Premier Health Partners, the Dayton region's leading hospital system.
"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."
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 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.