System and Hospital News - December 2018

Premier Health has launched a new telemedicine program, NEUROne, at Miami Valley Hospital South, Miami Valley Hospital North, and Upper Valley Medical Center to provide patients who have neurological conditions with greater access to nonemergency evaluation and care. The system uses live video and audio over a secure internet line to connect the patient and caregivers with Eleina Mikhaylov, MD, a board-certified neurologist. The program is suitable for patients with general neurological conditions, including headache, seizure, stroke and neuro-muscular disorders. This access offers a care option close to home with quick access to the expertise of a neurologist, reducing the need to transfer patients to a hospital outside of their local community. 

Premier Health also is expanding its TeleStroke Network to include Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Grand Lake Health System based in St. Marys, Ohio. The TeleStroke Network provides real-time access to a Premier Health stroke specialist at all hospitals within the network, which also includes Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton; Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville; Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood; Jamestown Emergency Center in Jamestown; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown; Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy; Wayne HealthCare in Greenville; and Wilson Memorial Hospital in Sidney. Through the network, an off-site neurologist can view a patient’s vital signs, X-rays, and other pertinent health information while visually examining the patient using a computer with a monitor and video camera that is wheeled to the patient’s bedside.

Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County is constructing a freestanding Hospice House and administrative office on the Upper Valley Medical Center campus. This building will give hospice patients a new option for inpatient hospice care and expanded opportunities for end-of-life educational offerings for the community. Set to open in late 2019, the building will have 12 beds with sufficient space for a six-bed addition when needed. There will be an interfaith chapel, as well as a center of excellence training center. The new building also will feature a spa and massage room for patients, exterior doors in all patient rooms to enable them to enjoy the outdoors, private meeting spaces for families, a large family living area, and a center of excellence meeting space for clinical and community education programs.

Encompass Health Corp. and Premier Health broke ground in October on their new joint venture, an inpatient rehabilitation hospital to be named The Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio. The hospital will be across from the Miami Valley Hospital campus at the intersection of South Main and Apple streets. The freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital, set to open in spring 2020, will feature 60 private patient rooms, a spacious therapy gym, an in-house pharmacy, a courtyard, a four-chair dialysis suite, three bariatric rooms, an isolation room, a dining room, and dayroom areas. The hospital will provide inpatient rehabilitation services and higher medical management for patients recovering from stroke and other neurological disorders, hip fractures, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and complex orthopedic conditions. 

Mike Uhl, current president of Atrium Medical Center, has been named president of Miami Valley Hospital effective January 1, 2019. Mike joined Premier Health in January 2014 as the system vice president of operations innovation, advanced to chief operating officer at Atrium, and has served as president of the hospital since January 2017. He started his health care career as a nurse at Middletown Regional Hospital 20 years ago. Mike Maiberger, who has been serving concurrently as president of Miami Valley Hospital and executive vice president and chief operating officer of Premier Health, will continue to serve solely in his system leadership role.

Keith Bricking, MD, has been named president of Atrium Medical Center, also effective January 1, 2019. Dr. Bricking has served in many leadership roles, including current president of the Miami Valley Hospital medical staff and past medical director of the Miami Valley Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. He is the first physician to lead a Premier Health hospital.

Premier Health and the University of Dayton have announced a new name for the former Montgomery County fairgrounds. The 38 acres at the northwest corner of Main and Stewart streets will be called onMain: Dayton’s Imagination District. Key elements of the vision include a truly walkable urban neighborhood, mixed-income housing, building design standards that integrate environmental sustainability and wellness, urban agriculture on land at the western end of the site and on building rooftops, and restoration of the property’s historic Roundhouse. Premier Health and the University of Dayton are taking steps to create a nonprofit development organization to manage the development process and provide day-to-day oversight of the property. The long-term vision for the district will take up to 15 to 20 years to fully realize. For more information, visit

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