August 17, 2020

Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of clinics for Medicare beneficiaries, opened its new facility this morning at 4271 West Third Street in the Westown Shopping Center. Owned and operated by national real estate developer, Skilken Gold, the prominent retail center is situated in densely-populated West Dayton, across the street from the VA Medical Center and about 3.5 miles from downtown.

“We’re excited to welcome such an innovator to Westown and to Dayton,” said Emily Waterman, Leasing Manager for Skilken Gold. “Oak Street Health is transforming the way healthcare is provided, and it serves an important segment of our population.”

Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing network of value-based, primary care centers for adults on Medicare. The company operates an innovative healthcare model, focusing on quality of care, not volume of services, and assumes the full financial risk of its patients.

​“Our team is looking forward to providing our innovative, high-quality, value-based care for seniors in the area,” said Tamara Jurgenson, Chief Growth Officer of Oak Street Health in a recent press release. ​“As our company continues its mission to rebuild healthcare as it should be, we are ready to welcome new patients in Dayton and help improve their quality of life.”

Oak Street Health patients can expect an unmatched healthcare experience that includes quality time with their provider in-person or via telehealth visit; a 24⁄7 patient support line; individualized, preventive care plans; and access to transportation to and from the center for eligible patients. Additional services, such as behavioral health care and social health support, as well as Medicare education classes are also offered to help older adults meet their unique needs in one convenient location.

Since its founding in 2012, Oak Street Health has seen a 51 percent reduction in patient hospital admissions compared to Medicare benchmarks. Oak Street Health will accept multiple health plans at all locations, including traditional Medicare.

Oak Street Health currently operates more than 50 centers across Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Rhode Island, North Carolina and Tennessee, with plans to continue its geographic expansion, including into Texas, New York and Mississippi in 2020.

To learn more about Oak Street Health, visit www.oakstreethealth.com.

For leasing information, contact Emily Waterman at waterman@skilkengold.com.

Founded in 1922, Skilken Gold is a fourth-generation, family owned real estate development company, specializing in retail development for some of North America’s biggest brands, including Sheetz, Starbucks, Publix, Walmart, DQ, Wendy’s, Kroger, Andy’s Frozen Custard, KFC, Burger King, Popeye’s and other major brands.

The company also develops and redevelops shopping centers, and currently owns and operates five shopping centers in Ohio, as well as a mixed-use development with retail and residential space in Chicago, Illinois.

Skilken Gold is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.