TriHealth Breaks Ground on Comprehensive Good Samaritan Medical Campus
October 04, 2022
$240 million project includes new surgery facilities, outpatient services and improved wayfinding
TriHealth – the Cincinnati region’s only nationally recognized integrated health system made up of five hospitals, 13 major ambulatory campuses and more than 140 sites of care – is breaking ground on a $240 million project to transform Good Samaritan Hospital into a medical campus of the future with nationally recognized centers of excellence such a stroke and high risk maternity, new state-of-the-art surgical services and a comprehensive array of advanced – and health and wellness focused – outpatient services including bone marrow transplant and precision medicine.
This five-year project will continue to transform Good Samaritan Hospital, an anchor of the Cincinnati community for 170 years, into one of the region’s most technologically advanced healthcare hubs with dedicated inpatient and outpatient buildings and a new Emergency Department, supported by leading medical education and research.
TriHealth President and Chief Executive Officer Mark. C. Clement said the project aligns with TriHealth’s promise to provide the right care in the right place at the right time – which is increasingly in the outpatient setting guided by genetics, precision medicine and big data – in order to deliver on the Triple Aim Plus One of better care, better health, better value, plus a better experience for physicians, providers and care teams.
“In planning for several years, today’s groundbreaking represents the next step forward in advancing TriHealth’s mission to provide patients and the community convenient, world-class healthcare at state-of-the-art facilities,” Clement said. “Our five-year plan will ensure Good Samaritan Hospital, which has served patients in and around Cincinnati for 170 years, will be equipped to provide patients with better care, better health and better value for another century and beyond!”
The five-story, 168,000-square-foot outpatient building – based on a similar model on TriHealth’s Bethesda North campus, the Thomas Center – will host Good Samaritan’s “destination” Centers of Excellence including the Cancer Institute, Women’s Health Institute and Heart institute and will streamline outpatient services including infusion, medical oncology, precision medicine, bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy, mammography, imaging, cardiac testing, pulmonary rehab and function testing and women’s health, all making it one of the most advanced and comprehensive destinations for health care services in the region. The new facility will also house new and expanded Emergency Department, radiology, labs, and other departments.
Additionally, improved access and wayfinding are critical parts of this project. Future phases will involve repositioning Good Samaritan Hospital’s main entrance from Clifton Avenue to the intersection of Dixmyth Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive, which will provide patients easy and convenient access to and from I-75 and I-71. Further, renovations inside existing buildings will make the facility easier to navigate for patients and visitors.
The project kicked off in 2021 with the demolition of the old Hebrew Union dormitory, which is located behind the hospital building and was purchased by TriHealth in 2011. Today’s groundbreaking marks start of construction of a new team member parking garage, a project that should be complete late next year. In the meantime, existing renovations to the Dixmyth front entrance are expected to be completed this fall.
Good Samaritan Hospital has been serving Cincinnati patients for more than a century while simultaneously training and equipping future generations of healthcare professionals and scientists through its research and medical education facilities. The project is designed to ensure Good Samaritan patients continue to receive convenient, top-tier care for another 170 years and beyond.
“We will never stop looking for ways to improve our services and how we care for our patients,” said Marla Silliman, Senior Vice President, Good Samaritan Regional Operations. “Investing in the Good Samaritan campus ensures we can continue providing for patients and their families not only today but for another 170 years.”
The full list of projects is slated to be completed in 2026. Clement said TriHealth will continue to assess the healthcare system’s facilities throughout the project and beyond to ensure area patients’ short- and long-term needs are being met.
“At TriHealth, we are committed to providing patients care in the most appropriate and convenient setting for their individualized needs, which is why we have the most comprehensive outpatient network in the region,” said Clement. “While most health care can be provided in outpatient centers, for the most advance and complex care, hospitals often remain the most appropriate and safest setting. That is why we are investing in Good Samaritan and our other hospitals – to ensure patients receive the best possible care in every setting.”