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Innovative Dayton Drug Treatment Campus Almost Finished

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One Fifteen has been seeing patients since last October but at the start of the pandemic pivioted to telehealth visits. It will open a live-in facility this fall.

A drug treatment facility started by Google's parent company and a couple of Dayton health care systems is moving forward with its live-in facility, while also working through pandemic safety measures.

One Fifteen, a potential model for others around the country, says it chose Dayton, Ohio, because of the city's past opioid problem and because the community is so collaborative. In 2017, Dayton had one of the highest rates of opioid-related deaths in the nation.

CEO Marti Taylor describes One Fifteen as a "tech-enabled ecosystem to provide care for those suffering from substance use disorder."

What makes this different from others is that Verily, a data analytics and research organization, will crunch the data to find out what is working and what is not and make modifications to the treatment plan.

One Fifteen's live-in facility is scheduled to open this fall. Outpatient treatment has followed a hybrid care model during the pandemic with telehealth visits. Taylor says if patients don't have broadband or a smartphone they can come to "telehealth rooms" on campus.

The goal during the first year was to see 1,000 patients. In the first nine months One Fifteen treated more than 1,300.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.