Frequently Asked Questions
Medical staff who are considering a position at Miami Valley Hospital often ask similar questions about the community or the hospital. Here are a few of those frequently asked questions:
Q. Where is the hospital located?
A. Good Samaritan Hospital is located at 2222 Philadelphia Drive, at the corner of Salem Avenue and Philadelphia Drive in Dayton.
Q. What is the average cost of housing?
A. For the Dayton area, the average sales price of housing $124,641.
Q. What are the rates of state and local sales and income taxes?
A. The region enjoys relatively low taxes with the range from 7 to 7.5 percent in state and local sale tax.
Q. Are there sufficient cultural and recreational opportunities such as museums, symphonies and theater?
A. The Dayton area offers many cultural opportunities, including the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, an African American contemporary dance company (DCDC) and a world-class art museum, the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum. Less than an hour south of Dayton, Cincinnati has museums, theaters, and many other cultural and recreational opportunities, as well.
Q. Are there major/minor league or college sports?
A. The region enjoys many major league sporting teams from the Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, minor league team Dayton Dragons (baseball), Dayton Skyhawks (football) and Dayton Bombers (hockey) and Dayton Gems (hockey). Dayton also rallies around several college teams–the University of Dayton Flyers and Wright State Raiders.
Q. Are there good public schools? What private schools are available? What about colleges and universities?
A. The region has some of the top rated public school system in the state of Ohio. There is also an abundance of private/parochial educational options. Dayton is also home to a dozen college/university and post secondary technical schools to fit any educational need.
Q. Do the local spiritual organizations fit my needs?
A. Whatever your spiritual preference, Dayton has a worship center/gathering place to match. Independent worship centers and those that are part of a large organized religion from Protestant, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhism and many more can be found in the region.