Groundbreaking Kicks Off Medical Facility Construction Project
Everywhere you look there are signs of spring—yellow daffodils popping up in flower beds, crabapple trees bursting with pink blossoms, and new construction projects getting underway. While everyone dreads the familiar orange cones that signal roadway projects, new building construction generates more excitement—especially when it involves a 28,000 square foot medical facility. Recently, Miller-Valentine Construction broke ground for a medical office building being built for Digestive Specialists.
Multi-Location Construction Projects without the Heartburn
In order to better serve patients in Kettering, Centerville, Bellbrook, Fairborn, Beavercreek and surrounding areas, the 17-physician practice will be moving from its current location on Brubaker Drive in Kettering to a new, state-of-the-art medical facility located just off I-675 on Clyo Road in Sugarcreek Township—just a stone’s throw from Miami Valley South Hospital. A second Digestive Specialists’ medical office building will be built in Huber Heights to serve patients in Dayton and the vicinity. Half of the space in each building will be leased out to Nashville-based surgical specialty group, AMSURG.
After learning of the project through Sharonville architecture firm MSP, the Miller-Valentine team presented a competitive plan to offer both the value and the construction timeline that Digestive Specialists was looking for. Project manager Dave Settles says that working on both projects simultaneously offers several advantages for Digestive Specialists:
- Realizing efficiencies in the management and design of two similar projects
- Achieving cost savings in the awarding of contracts to subcontractors and vendors
- Phasing projects proactively to move trades from one project to the next, while maintaining a tight build schedule
Medical facility construction has unique considerations. In addition to making sure the interior logistics and flow patterns work well for the patients and staff, such projects must meet exacting standards required by equipment providers for medical technology that will be installed. When the projects are complete in the fall of 2018, the Clyo Road facility will include an AAAHC accredited Digestive Endoscopy Center and will employ approximately 80 full-time employees. And that’s a positive prognosis for the physicians, patients and the surrounding communities.
According to Dr. Rajkamal Jit, “The new facilities will allow Digestive Specialists to grow and provide comprehensive, high-quality and cost-efficient care to our patients with digestive disorders.”
For more information about this project, contact Dave Settles at 513.774.8400.