Health system sued over naming rights

A family that donated to the construction of an Ohio hospital is suing the health system for allegedly failing to honor a naming rights deal.

Rajesh and Indu Soin filed the complaint in January against Kettering (Ohio) Health, claiming the health system hasn't lived up to the 2010 deal after the family gave a "multimillion-dollar" gift to help build Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, Ohio.

The Soin family alleged that the health system hasn't been using its name in marketing materials, patient surveys, police uniforms and vehicles, billing letterhead, secondary signage, and internal board documents, according to Montgomery County, Ohio, court records. Mr. Soin asserted that he learned about the discrepancies during a 2023 procedure at the hospital when he saw that clinicians' scrubs didn't have his name on them.

"Kettering Health disputes the allegations and contends that we are honoring the agreement, and in fact, are doing more than the agreement requires," a health system spokesperson emailed Becker's. "We intend to defend the lawsuit and demonstrate our compliance with the agreement."

The Soins seek to have their name restored in "all references" to the medical center and $25,000 in damages, court records state.

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