Miami Valley Hospital

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Miami Valley Hospital has served Dayton and Southwest Ohio since 1890. We offer a wide range of advanced, innovative care from our campuses in downtown Dayton, at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville and at Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood. Leading national organizations regularly recognize our quality care. We are the region’s most experienced Level I Trauma Center, providing the highest level of care for the most critically injured patients. We have earned accreditation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for our specialized care of complex strokes. We have achieved Magnet® Recognition, nationally recognized as the highest standard for excellence in patient care. 

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One Wyoming Street
Dayton, OH 45409-2793

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Current ER Wait Time 23 Minutes*
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(937) 208-8000(937) 208-8000

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(866) 608-3463(866) 608-3463 or (866) 608-FIND

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Whether you’re looking for a primary care provider or a specialist, our physicians and advanced practice providers offer you advanced, compassionate care in a wide range of specialties. You’ll find them conveniently close to home and work.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, August 15, 2022

MVH Breastfeeding Success

Equips you with knowledge and resources for your breastfeeding journey.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Miami Valley Hospital
1 Wyoming St.
Dayton, OH 45409

$10, no cost for Medicaid card holders (Paramount, CareSource, Buckeye, and Molina included)

Monday, August 15, 2022

MVH Berry Women's Health Pavilion Maternity Tour

Need a walk-through of the Berry Building? This tour is for you!

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mobile Mammography

A mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer early

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Latest News

Miami Valley Hospital First in World to Integrate Two Stroke Technologies

Combination of Pulsara and RAPID expands window of opportunity for treatment

DAYTON, Ohio (September 25, 2019) – Miami Valley Hospital is the first site in the world to use the combination of a specific software application and mobile platform to enhance the treatment used to preserve a patient’s neurological function after a stroke.

While many hospitals use both applications – Pulsara and RAPID – in their stroke care, none have taken the step to combine their capabilities into one, said John Terry, MD, director of inpatient stroke care at Miami Valley Hospital.

Pulsara, a mobile platform, was developed by physicians to improve coordination and communication essential for stroke patient assessment. RAPID is a global leader in advanced imaging.

The hospital adopted the Pulsara application in 2017 to enhance the communication among members of a stroke response team, which can be as large as 60 individuals. The cloud-based, mobile communication application places all members of the hospital’s stroke team – EMS providers, neurologists, CT technologists, nurses, and consulting physicians – on alert and keeps them up-to-date on a case with one tap of the app.

This past year, the hospital added RAPID as another vital tool. RAPID is a software platform that uses artificial intelligence to process critical imaging information from a stroke victim. The software shortens to five minutes a data interpretation process that has traditionally taken an imaging technologist 20 minutes. On top of faster imaging results, RAPID’s enhanced level of analysis also provides greater information about a patient’s condition, such as the extent of changes in blood flow to the brain.

The Pulsara and Rapid integration enables coordinated real-time sharing with the entire stroke team – something not currently being done at any other stroke center in the world.

The instant coordination of care can help buy more time for a stroke patient, whose ability to be treated with clot-busting medication or interventional care is limited to just hours after symptoms begin, and whose outcome is improved by efficient and more rapid treatment.

“These technologies speed up the process of getting information in a usable form to the physicians that are taking care of a patient,” Dr. Terry said. “And time is brain, so anything that can speed up a process has a positive impact on a patient’s outcome.”

Stroke physicians such as Dr. Terry and his colleague, Esteban Cheng-Ching, MD, use the combined information produced by RAPID and pushed out through Pulsara to make critical decisions, such as when it is safe to remove a blood clot, and when and if clot-busting medication can be used.

The ability to know details such as the current blood flow into the stroke victim’s affected brain tissue can be the difference between a lifetime of debilitation or many more years of normal function, said Dr. Cheng-Ching, who serves as a neurointerventionalist at the stroke center.

“It could mean a matter between being completely disabled and not being able to eat or walk, to restoring a person to complete independence,” he said. “Of course, every patient is different, and every case is different, but we have seen cases that are that extreme.”

Several local agencies currently use Pulsara, including fire and/or EMS departments in Dayton, Riverside, Jefferson Township, Huber Heights, and Tipp City.

Miami Valley Hospital – which is also using the applications at Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville – is still collecting data on its use over the past couple of months. However, experience has already shown the benefits the two applications can create when used as one, said Shelly Reynolds, CNS, stroke program manager at the hospital.

“The way we are doing things here is really going to guide how this is going to go across the country and around the world,” Reynolds said.

*The current wait time is an estimated wait time before a person sees a physician and is not a guarantee. It is based on patient activity (how many patients are being treated and the severity of their injuries) within the last hour, and it is subject to change at any moment. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.