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Good Samaritan Hospital

April Laissle / WYSO

Many Dayton residents vented their frustrations about the upcoming closure of Good Samaritan Hospital at a NAACP-hosted public forum over the weekend. The event was attended by more than 100 people, featured a question-and-answer period with Premier Health officials.

At the beginning of the meeting, NAACP President Derrick Forward was clear: the group’s position is that Premier Health should reconsider its decision to close Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Community activists are reacting to Premier Health’s decision to close Good Samaritan hospital, one of the only major hospitals serving northwest Dayton.

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Premier Health has announced it will close Good Samaritan Hospital sometime late in 2018. Officials say the closing is part of a long-term strategic plan that will strengthen the company and benefit the local community.

 

Premier Health President and CEO, Mary Boosalis said the decision was not made lightly.

 

“We made the very difficult emotional decision that we could not, on a long term basis, sustain two high-acuity hospitals that are only five miles apart,” she said.