Ensuring Our Community’s Future

 EnsrngCmntyFtr_GenesisPrjctThe Genesis Project, a public-private partnership dedicated to bringing about a “new beginning” for one of Dayton’s oldest neighborhoods, began in 2000

From helping breathe new life into an old neighborhood in its backyard to striving to keep young and mid-level professionals in its ranks and its communities, Premier Health has a commitment to ensuring our community’s future.

Good Samaritan Hospital’s commitment includes partnering with the city of Dayton and CityWide Development Corporation in the Phoenix Project. Named after the legendary bird that regenerates itself, the project goal is to revitalize Good Samaritan’s surrounding neighborhoods, Fairview and Mount Auburn. This program also has multiple areas of focus from affordable housing, businesses, safety, growth and education. There’s also a youth component including a summer day camp and a youth training and employment program.

 EnsrngCmntyFtr_PhnxPrjctPhoenix Project musical sculpture created by Michael Bashaw

In 2012, nine years after the Phoenix project took flight, a public art component was added at the corner of Salem Avenue and Catalpa Drive. The musical sculpture by Dayton’s Michael Bashaw was made possible by a special fundraising effort.

Miami Valley Hospital is proud to partner with its neighbors in the Fairground’s Neighborhood on the Genesis project.

The multi-pronged program includes Miami Valley Hospital homestead assistance program, which encouraged 14 employees to buy homes in this local neighborhood. In 2012, more housing opportunities arose in the form of townhouses available to employees through the homestead program.

Helping Those Helping Community

EnsrngCmntyFtr_Dr_PtntUpper Valley Medical Center’s involvement in the Miami County community is seen in part through its Community Benefits Program designed to help improve residents’ health and well-being.

Among the Community Benefits partners is the Health Partners Free Clinic providing care for the county’s uninsured/underinsured. UVMC provided an $80,000 grant to help with administrative and overhead costs. The hospital also provides health care professionals who volunteer at the clinic.

“The volunteers that the clinic receives from UVMC, whether medical, clerical, or lay people, are an essential part of our organization,” said Justin Coby, clinic executive director. “Last year alone, the volunteers donated 5,400 hours of services.”

Future Leaders Benefit Community

All Premier Health hospitals offer a Future Leaders program aimed at keeping young and midlevel professionals in the Premier Health service area.

“As a diversity initiative, Future Leaders has been created as a dedicated resource to support the generational differences within Atrium Medical Center,” said Zakiya Robinson, MBA, Atrium Medical Center Business Manager, Nursing Operations, and Future Leaders Steering Committee chair.

The program is designed to unite and utilize fully employees ages 18 to 40. The leaders “serve as a link between the demographic and senior leadership by helping establish mentor relationships, sponsoring career education/development through events and activities, supporting a social network of peers and coworkers and fostering a spirit of service to the community,” Robinson said.

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Content Updated: December 13, 2013

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