Health center set to open


GREENVILLE — Construction is complete on Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville, a new 7,900-square-foot office building across the street from Wayne HealthCare’s main campus. Patients will begin using the new building starting Monday.

Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville is a new medical office building, which soon will house the cardiology practice of Dayton Heart Center Greenville and space for other medical specialties. The new facility is bringing updated office space and the opportunity for additional specialty medical services for Darke County residents.

“We are pleased to provide expanded medical services in Darke County,” said Jim Pancoast, president and CEO of Premier Health. “By working together with Wayne HealthCare, we are able to offer a range of advanced healthcare services that support the well-being of the Darke County community.”

“With Good Samaritan Health Center Greenville, we are able to offer a modern facility with easy access to specialty care,” said Eloise Broner, president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital. “The building is opening with cardiac and cardiac imaging services in place, but we anticipate adding other specialties over time – all designed to benefit patients and their families.”

Premier Health and Wayne HealthCare have partnered twice before to improve healthcare access to Darke County residents. The first collaboration was for cancer services, an area where both systems have earned recognition from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.

The second partnership between the two came in the form of TeleStroke services, which provide faster diagnosis and treatment of stroke through a secure computer connection between the Premier stroke team and the Wayne emergency department. This connection allows patients to be examined quickly by a trained stroke specialist, enabling faster treatment locally or initiation of clot-busting medications even before the patient is transferred to advanced stroke care.

“We are pleased to once again partner with Premier Health to offer convenient cardiology and other specialty services close to home for our community,” said Wayne Deschambeau, president and CEO of Wayne HealthCare. “This collaboration is helping to serve the growing medical needs of our region both now and into the future,” he added.

An official ribbon cutting ceremony and community open house is planned for later this fall, after the old office building is razed and additional parking is available.