Two years ago, we embarked on a journey with Five Rivers Health Centers to plan and design a new, consolidated medical office building in Edgemont, a neighborhood in Dayton, OH. Through the COVID19 pandemic, working virtually as necessary and in-person once safe to do so, our team collaborated with Five Rivers and their partners to realize the vision of bringing quality healthcare to all those who need it in the community, regardless of income level. On May 11th, we cut the ribbon on this important new facility, celebrating this exciting day with all of the project partners, the staff at Five Rivers, and members of the community!
Five Rivers Health Centers began in 2011 as a medical home for the low-income patients by providing both primary and specialty care services to patients through the academic rotations for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine residency and fellowship programs. Combined, Five Rivers Health Centers, serves more than 25,000 patients with more than 87,000 visits in the Greater Dayton community. Five Rivers is the tenth largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Ohio, out of 55 FQHCs. Since 2012, Five Rivers Health Centers has grown in patients and visits by more than 80%. Spurred by this rapid growth, the organization wanted to consolidate all services into one building. The new medical office building now provides a “one stop shop” experience for the patient, allowing providers to be utilized in more than one center efficiently.
Elevar was hired to provide architecture, MEP engineering, interior design, and structural engineering services for the new facility which creates a unique and inviting space to serve the surrounding community. Designed to be LEED Gold, our team incorporated sustainably responsible design features throughout the entire site and building. Operationally, this new facility will enable Five Rivers to continue to grow existing practices, giving the ability to cross-train staff members and reduce duplication of costs.