Kettering Health Network Teams Up With 10 of Kroger Health’s the Little Clinic Locations to Expand Access to Healthcare, Physicians

(KETTERING, Ohio, October 29, 2018) – Kettering Health Network and Kettering Physician Network are teaming up with 10 of Kroger Health’s The Little Clinic locations to offer consumers improved access to healthcare services and physicians.

This clinical collaboration connects 10 of Kroger’s in-store clinics with Kettering Physician Network’s 600-plus board-certified physicians and advanced practice providers with an extensive range of medical specialties. Whether someone needs the convenience of after-hours care for a minor illness or injury, vaccinations, physicals or chronic condition, Kettering Health Network, Kettering Physician Network and The Little Clinic are working together to improve access to medical care. Convenient availability will help reduce visits to the emergency department.

“This partnership is part of our shared vision to offer quality healthcare at a lower cost,” says Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Health Network. “Now our patients have the choice of getting care at The Little Clinic close to where they live.”

Dr. Marc Watkins, CMO of Kroger Health added “This strategic alliance with Kettering Health Network provides additional opportunities for clinical collaboration with the primary goal of helping people live healthier lives. More importantly, it allows the teams at Kroger Health and Kettering to help improve access to high quality care for patients and customers in the Dayton area.”

Kroger Health’s The Little Clinic locations included in the collaborative partnership with Kettering Health Network and Kettering Physician Network are inside the following 10 southwest Ohio Kroger stores:
  1. 3165 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek
  2. 2115 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering
  3. 885 Union Road, Englewood
  4. 1510 Covington Ave., Piqua
  5. 780 Northwoods Blvd., Vandalia
  6. 155 N. Heincke Road, Miamisburg
  7. 1095 S. Main Street, Centerville
  8. 5400 Cornerstone North Blvd., Centerville
  9. 731 W. Market Street, Troy
  10. 1161 E. Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn

Kettering Health Network
is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 11 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering and Sycamore are recognized as IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals. For more information, visit www.ketteringhealth.org.

The Little Clinic
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to provide quality, convenient, affordable healthcare and wellness education. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic health care clinics are currently located inside select Kroger stores in Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Virginia, Indiana and Ohio; King Soopers in Colorado; Fry's Food Stores in Arizona; and JayC stores in Indiana. The Little Clinic was awarded The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ in 2009 and obtained reaccreditation in 2012, 2015 and 2018. Visit The Little Clinic online at www.thelittleclinic.com.