Middletown Regional Hospital and Great Miami Valley YMCA Partner To Build Atrium YMCA on Premier Health Campus – Middletown
Middletown Regional Hospital (MRH) and Great Miami Valley YMCA have announced a partnership through which Great Miami Valley will build a new YMCA on Premier Health Campus – Middletown.
Great Miami Valley YMCA, based in Hamilton, operates the existing Middletown Area Family Branch in downtown Middletown, which will continue in operation. Great Miami Valley also operates the Hamilton Central, Fitton Family, Fairfield Family and East Butler County Family branches, along with Campbell Gard YMCA Outdoor Center.
Called Atrium YMCA, the building name was chosen to coincide with the new Atrium Medical Center, opening December 9 as the centerpiece of Premier Health Campus – Middletown. The 67,000 square-foot YMCA will be built on 10 acres at the north end of the campus. Construction is slated to begin August 10 and is expected to be complete by summer 2008.
Atrium YMCA is designed to blend with the overall campus architectural theme. Its amenities include a wellness center with a full array of the latest exercise and weight training equipment, a lap pool with a separate instructional and recreational pool, a full-size gymnasium, cycling room and more. The building also will be the new home to MRH’s Middletown Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy team, along with the child care center currently operated by the YMCA. Both facilities are now located on the McKnight Drive campus.
“We’re pleased to be partnering with Great Miami Valley to build a state-of-the-art YMCA on our new campus,” says Douglas W. McNeill, president and CEO of Middletown Regional Health System. “This fits beautifully with our vision of a vibrant and innovative health and technology campus involving community partners.”
“We are excited to have this opportunity to collaborate with Middletown Regional Hospital,” says Woody Fitton, president and CEO of Great Miami Valley YMCA. “This partnership solidifies the YMCA’s commitment to our mission of building healthy spirit, mind and body, and our vision of building strong kids, strong families and strong communities.”