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Artwork commissioned for the 50th anniversary of Good Samaritan Dayton commemorating the Sisters of Charity.
Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

When Good Samaritan Hospital turned 75 years old, a bronze statue depicting the parable of the Good Samaritan was commissioned and since then it has stood next to the main entrance of the hospital. And since its opening in 1932, on the surrounding grounds and throughout the halls and offices inside the hospital are countless other sculptures, paintings, and historic works of art - each piece with a story to tell.

A rendering of a completed onMain Imagination District.
onMain.com

Premier Health and the University of Dayton have unveiled a new name and concept for the former site of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The 38 acre site is to be known as onMain: Dayton’s Imagination District.

The site will serve as a mixed-use community of residential, commercial and retail establishments, though Premier and UD officials say the district will not be designed as a retail and shopping destination like The Greene or Austin Landing.

Craig Self, Chief Strategy Officer at Premier says onMain will complement revitalization going on in Dayton already.

Good Samaritan Hospital
via Premier Health

Community members will be asked for input about the redevelopment of the Good Samaritan Hospital site at a public forum Tuesday evening. Premier Health officials closed Good Sam in July citing lower demand for hospital services.

The meeting, led by Premier Health, Columbus-based city planning firm Planning Next, and CityWide, is the second of three community forums being organized to discuss the future of the West Dayton site.

Shortly after noon on July 19, workers stretched construction barrels and webbing across the entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital's emergency center entrance.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Crews are already in the process of removing medical equipment from Good Samaritan Hospital. The West Dayton facility shut its doors last week amid outcry and the opening of a federal civil rights investigation.

Now, Good Samaritan owner Premier Health is moving forward with plans to dismantle and demolish the complex over the next two years.  

Able Law Attorney, Ellis Jacobs stands with The Clergy Community Coalition to announce the Department of Health and Human Services - Civil Right Division will investigate the announced closure of Good Samaritan Hospital on Dayton's west side.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Attorneys representing the West Dayton Clergy Community Coalition group announced Monday the United States Department of Health and Human Services has opened an investigation into the planned closure of Good Samaritan Hospital. Attorney Ellis Jacobs with Able Law says the agency has also asked to meet with Premier Health Partnership officials within the next five days.

Members of the West Dayton Clergy Community Coalition, from left: Robert Jones, David K. Greer, Rev. Rockney Carter, Bishop Richard Cox and Richard Clay Dixon.
Jess Mador / WYSO

A coalition of West Dayton religious leaders and activists says it's considering a lawsuit to block Premier Health from closing Good Samaritan Hospital. The decades-old hospital is slated to close its doors for good July 23. The emergency department will close at noon July 19.

Premier officials maintain the hospital’s operation is no longer financially sustainable. The health system is moving forward with plans to shutter and demolish the medical center.

Premier Health and the University of Dayton say 42 groups and more than 600 people contributed more than 1,300 ideas for the fairgrounds redevelopment project.
fairgroundstofuture.org

Officials with Premier Health and the University of Dayton say the planned redevelopment of the former Montgomery County Fairgrounds site may take up to several decades. The two organizations that own the 38 acres of land have issued a joint statement saying it could take, “15 to 20 years to achieve the full vision,” of redevelopment.

Most of the services currently offered at Good Samaritan Hospital’s Philadelphia Dr. campus will be transitioned to Miami Valley Hospital’s main campus.
goodsam.org

Premier Health is responding to a federal civil rights complaint filed with the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights in relation to the impending closure of Good Samaritan Hospital.  

Premier Health recently announced it will close the West Dayton hospital later this year.

Premier officials say they’re still reviewing the administrative complaint. In a statement to WYSO, Premier said: 

April Laissle / WYSO

Many Dayton residents vented their frustrations about the upcoming closure of Good Samaritan Hospital at a NAACP-hosted public forum over the weekend. The event was attended by more than 100 people, and featured a question-and-answer period with Premier Health officials.

At the beginning of the meeting, NAACP President Derrick Foward was clear: the group’s position is that Premier Health should reconsider its decision to close Good Samaritan Hospital.

The Octagon Building (known to many as 'The Roundhouse') at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds
Jerry Kenney

Early redevelopment plans for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds were unveiled yesterday by Premier Health and the University of Dayton.

Developers envision a walkable, and environmentally sustainable neighborhood that includes mixed income housing, green space, and retail shops. The historic roundhouse is also expected to be a feature of the neighborhood.

The project is aimed at boosting economic development in the downtown area.

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