Project Overview

PROJECT: Dayton Springfield Emergency Center
CLIENT: Mercy Health



Mercy Health is a non-profit healthcare system that owns and operates points of care throughout Ohio and Kentucky. With the Dayton Springfield Emergency Center, the team from the Springfield region sought to bring emergency services to a community that hadn’t had them in the past. While this freestanding emergency department is equipped to handle trauma cases, an onsite helipad allows transport for cases that require more serious care, positioning the facility as a resource for local EMS agencies. The facility also includes imaging and laboratory services and was designed for potential future expansion.

The Hplex Solution

Acting as owner representative, Hplex assisted the Executive Leadership Team in Springfield to select and onboard key members of the team and manage both vendors, designers, the construction manager, and end-users to open a facility ahead of schedule and while staying within budget.

During pre-development, it became apparent that the property sat within several jurisdictional zones, requiring approvals from several agencies in order to start development. These approval entities included the FAA, ODOT, and offices from several townships and counties. Hplex worked closely with these agencies and the Project Team to gain approval within a short timeline to allow construction to begin and advance before winter weather conditions became detrimental to the project schedule.

Hplex worked closely with the design and construction team and key Mercy Health stakeholders through preliminary master planning, design documents, actual construction, and owner building activation activities. Within project phases, Hplex provided project management before and during construction, budget and schedule management, equipment coordination, and operational hospital team coordination leading to opening of the facility. The total project took just over a year from the time the project was funded to opening the doors to see patients.


  • 10 exam rooms, including trauma
  • Imaging services, including CT, Diagnostic X-Ray, Ultrasound, and Mobile MRI and Mammography
  • Laboratory services
  • Helistop for critical patient transport
  • Design considerations for future onsite expansion, including both building(s) and road access points
  • Highway signage


  • Owner Representation

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