Kettering Acquires Seventh Hospital

By Kevin Lavoie

Officials from Kettering Adventist HealthCare (KAHC) and Fort Hamilton Hospital (pictured) have signed a definitive affiliation agreement that has made Fort Hamilton the health network’s seventh member hospital. The signing took place on Monday and is retroactive to July 1, 2010, the start of Fort Hamilton’s fiscal year.

“We are pleased to welcome Fort Hamilton into our network family this week,” said KAHC CEO Frank Perez. “This is a very significant move in the furthering of our mission to provide close access to quality care for people in our nine-county service area. We have not had a full-service hospital in the southern-most reaches of our service area, and there is obviously dynamic growth in the Cincinnati-Dayton corridor.”

Located at 630 Eaton Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio, the 175-bed Fort Hamilton Hospital was established in 1929. The hospital has 1,140 employees and 150 actively-practicing physicians. Fort Hamilton currently offers interventional cardiology, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a full-service oncology program, obstetrical and behavioral health services, and comprehensive wound healing among other services.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare now includes Fort Hamilton Hospital; Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore and Southview medical centers; Greene Memorial Hospital; Kettering Behavioral Medical Center; and more than 60 outpatient centers. The network now has about 9,500 employees and 1,400 active physicians.

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