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Premier Health Community Service Awards

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Premier Health Community Service Awards

Premier Health Workplace Diversity Award

In 2017, the Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award was renamed to honor Premier Health, the award’s first winner. Premier Health was recognized as the gold standard for diversity in the workplace, a role model in the community and a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the National Conference for Community & Justice of Greater Dayton (NCCJ) have presented this award since 2006 to companies that foster an inclusive work environment in which all employees are inspired to contribute through different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences.

2017 Healthiest Employers

Premier Health was named one of the top 16 healthiest employers in Dayton, as awarded by the Dayton Business Journal. Healthiest Employers is an awards program to recognize employers that proactively shape the health of their employees. The companies taking part have made a commitment to impact the health of their workplace.

2017 “Most Wired” List

The 19th annual Health Care’s Most Wired® survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum, named Premier Health to 2017’s Most Wired list for the health system’s efforts to simplify the interaction between patients and health care providers through advanced technology. In recent years, Premier Health has rolled out several “wired” applications, including telehealth in various applications such as e-visits and virtual visits, electronic medical records, and the MyChart app. Most Wired hospitals are transforming care delivery with knowledge gained from data and analytics.

2017 Supplier Diversity Award, Supply Chain Management Excellence Award

The Supplier Diversity Award and the Supply Chain Management Excellence Award are recognitions from Vizient, the nation’s leader in health care supply chain procurement. The Supplier Diversity Award honors hospitals for promoting inclusion in their supply chain and accelerating economic growth in their local community through the engagement and empowerment of minority and women owned businesses. The Supply Chain Management Excellence Award is given to hospitals that significantly improve the ways in which they manage their distribution, logistics or inventory, thereby lowering costs and increasing internal customer satisfaction. This is the second consecutive year in which Premier Health has been honored with this award.

2017 South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium

Together with UC Health, TriHealth, Guy Brown, Mercy Health, Messer Construction, SFA Architects, Skanska USA Building, and Make It Plain Consulting, Premier Health presented this event that drew 350 CEOs, senior executives, supply chain management, and diversity managers from health care providers and their major suppliers, as well as minority and women business owners to increase diverse spend in the entire health care supply chain throughout the region. Since 2010, nearly $80 million in new contracts for minority business enterprise (MBE) and women’s business enterprise (WBE) suppliers have resulted from contacts made or advanced at the Symposium.

40 Under 40 Award

Patricia Clay, Yonathan Kebede, and Zakiya Robinson were awarded the Dayton Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award, which is determined largely by community service and professional accomplishments.

2016 Dayton Business Journal Business of the Year, Community Supporter of the Year

The Business of the Year awards have celebrated the region’s best in business for 16 years. The Community Supporter of the Year award is given to companies for what they and their employees do to better the community. Premier Health was awarded both of these recognitions for 2016.

Ohio-Kentucky Construction Summit Excellence in Economic Inclusion Award
Developer/Owner Category, 2016

The OH-KY Construction Summit Award recognizes an individual or organization that stands out in the industry as an extraordinary leader for advancing economic inclusion. It honors those who have shown leadership in the region and have provided a model for the nation by utilizing both innovative and proven strategies. Award recipients have implemented processes and procedures to significantly impact the success of diverse companies on construction projects and promoted the growth of minority- and women-owned businesses in Ohio and Kentucky. Premier Health won in the developer/owner category. The other finalist in the category was Procter & Gamble.

2016 Developer/Owner Diversity Award

Premier Health received the 2016 Developer/Owner Diversity Award at the OH-KY Construction Summit. This award recognizes an individual or organization that stands out in the industry as an extraordinary leader for advancing economic inclusion. Awardees have also shown leadership in the region and provided a model for the nation by utilizing both innovative and proven strategies for supplier diversity.

2016 Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System Award

This award is presented to the health system in the Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region that has demonstrated excellence in economic inclusion of certified minority and women-owned suppliers in the health care supply chain. Premier Health received the Spirit of Diversity Healthcare System Award at the South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium in 2016.

Atrium Medical Center Community Service Awards

2017 Warren County Community Services Inc. Fabric of the Community Service Award

This award is presented to an individual or organization that exhibits enthusiasm, integrity and perseverance beyond the ordinary to help fellow citizens, the community, and the world through selfless giving—be it talent, time or money. Atrium Medical Center was the inaugural 2017 Fabric of the Community Service Award winner.

Committed to Opportunity Award

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities recognized Atrium Medical Center in 2016 as a Committed to Opportunity Award winner for its commitment and leadership in integrating individuals with disabilities into Ohio’s workforce. The OOD Opportunity Award seeks to honor companies that have gone “above and beyond” in their commitment and who serve as statewide examples of what it means to provide quality employment opportunities and increased independence for individuals with disabilities.

Mason Deerfield Chamber “Business of the Year” (large company) Award

Atrium Medical Center was recognized as the “Business of the Year” (large company) by the Mason Deerfield Chamber at its annual Gems of Excellence Awards Gala in 2014. This award is given to companies that have made significant contributions to enhance quality of life and make the Northeast Cincinnati area a better place to live, work, and play.

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Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018) Community Service Awards

GSH Leader Earns Better Business Bureau Top 25 Women to Watch Award

Mary Garman, Good Samaritan Hospital chief operating officer, was honored with a Better Business Bureau’s Top 25 Women to Watch Award for 2018. This award recognizes women who are exceptional in their roles and respected in their industry, are a catalyst for change in their communities, and have made an impression on their circles of influence. Each woman nominated stands out in some special way – because of her leadership, community service and professional achievements.

2017 Dayton City Beautification Award

Good Samaritan Hospital was presented a 2017 Dayton City Beautification Award at the December Dayton City Commission meeting for the hospital’s Christmas light display. Brian Smart, Team Leader GSH Facilities, and Sr. Carol Bauer, VP of Operations, accepted the City’s award.

GSH President Named to Dayton Business Journal Power 50 List

Eloise Broner, president of Good Samaritan Hospital, was included in the Dayton Business Journal’s Power 50 list showcasing the Dayton Region’s most 50 influential women for 2017.

Hands-Only CPR Kiosk Presented to Miami Valley Communities

On August 24, 2017, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Dayton International Airport for the interactive Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosk sponsored by The Heart Institute of Dayton (THID). THID collaborated with the American Heart Association and the airport to provide this community asset. Thousands of people will now can learn this lifesaving skill.

Community Blood Center Honors GSNHC

The Community Blood Center honored Good Samaritan North Health Center with the 2016 Platinum Lifesaving Ambassador Club award. This award is in recognition of blood drive excellence and for achieving 167 percent of their goal. A total of 25 units were received which has the potential to save 75 lives in our community.

Good Samaritan Hospital Family Birthing Center Receives Recognition

The Good Samaritan Hospital Family Birthing Center received recognition from the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health for completing all steps of a statewide breastfeeding initiative aimed at reducing the state’s high infant mortality rate. The initiative is called Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies and includes the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.

International Attention Focused on Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital received international attention when the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, in conjunction with Wright State University’s International Visitor Program, sponsored 12 law enforcement officers from Latin American countries to visit Dayton. The officers learned about community policing through Good Samaritan’s Phoenix Project.

Miami Valley Hospital Community Service Awards

Gold Partner for Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation Advocacy

Miami Valley Hospital was named a Gold Partner for organ, eye and tissue donation advocacy by Donate Life Ohio, Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health’s Second Chance Trust Fund. Miami Valley Hospital received this recognition for efforts to register donors and save lives in its service area.

Community Service Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction

Mahogany’s Child, a health program dedicated to African-American women, received the Community Service Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction. This nonprofit education/humanitarian organization strives to enhance and enrich the lives of youth and adults through national and community-based programs.

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Upper Valley Medical Center Community Service Awards

2017 Women of Excellence Award

The YWCA of Piqua/Miami County annually awards its Woman of Excellence Award to recognize outstanding local women who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and made a significant contribution and impact in their community.  Ruth Jenkins of the Upper Valley Medical Center Foundation Board received the honor in 2017.  She was preceded by three other UVMC recipients: Jean Heath, nursing director, 2005; Becky Rice, president, 2014; and Nancy Bowman, communications specialist, 2016.

2017 National Athletic Trainers Association Life-Saver Recognition

UVMC Center for Sports Medicine Athletic Trainer Brian Downs received the National Athletic Trainers Association Life-Saver Recognition Award which acknowledges and applauds heroic efforts of members who have used their skills as a certified athletic trainer to save a life. Brian helped save the life of a man who collapsed at a high school basketball game.

2017 Maternity Care Best Practice Award

Upper Valley Medical Center has received the Maternity Care Best Practice Award for its commitment to Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies, a voluntary breastfeeding designation program through the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Department of Health that recognizes maternity centers for taking steps to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding.

2014 OSBA Business Honor Roll Award

Upper Valley Medical Center was named the recipient of two Ohio School Boards Association 2014 Business Honor Roll Awards: one recognizing UVMC for “participation in the Piqua City Schools District Construction Project for three new elementary schools” and a second recognizing UVMC Sports Medicine for “overall contributions to the schools and exemplary service to the community.”

2014 Miami County Safety Council Group Achievement Award

Upper Valley Medical Center Occupational Health received a Miami County Safety Council Group Achievement Award recognizing efforts to prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. The Miami County Safety Council is a joint program of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation's Division of Safety & Hygiene and the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce. The council is supported by the Covington, Tipp City and Troy Chambers of Commerce.

2013 Troy Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award for Organizations

Upper Valley Medical Center Volunteers corps was named the recipient of the Troy Chamber of Commerce's 2013 Community Service Award for Organizations. This award recognized the group's many hours of volunteer service “which make a difference in people's lives and make our community a great place to live.

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Content Updated: July 19, 2018

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