DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — On Monday, May 8, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine attended the groundbreaking ceremony of Dayton Children’s Hospital’s new Center for Mental Health.

According to DeWine’s office, last year, $25 million of state funding was awarded to make the new building possible.

“We are blessed to have great children’s hospitals in the state of Ohio, and those of us who live in the Miami Valley are really blessed to have Dayton Children’s Hospital,” said DeWine.

Construction has already been underway as DeWine focuses on his 2023 budget priorities which include strengthening the state’s mental health crisis response infrastructure as well as ensuring appropriate care is available.

DeWine said, “One more great step this morning being made by Dayton Children’s to serve the children of the Miami Valley.”

You can watch the full event in the video player above.