DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to investigate Premier’s closing of Good Samaritan Hospital.
The Clergy Community Coalition filed an administrative complaint back in May with the U.S. Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights suggesting that the closure and demolition of Good Samaritan would have a racially discriminatory impact and would strike a blow to the healthcare of the African-American community in Dayton.
As of now, the closing is scheduled for July 23.
Health and Human Services has sent a letter to Premier Health Partners asking to meet with them within five days of the letter.
The Coalition is hoping Premier will cooperate during the investigation and commit to not closing, demolishing, or disabling Good Samaritan Hospital until the investigation is complete.