System Hospital News April 2018

Premier Pulse     April 2018

Atrium Medical Center

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium Medical Center has received the distinguished Center of the Year award from Healogics Inc. Only seven centers across the country received the award, out of nearly 700 that had the opportunity to qualify. In addition to being named Center of the Year for a geographical region, Healogics identified Atrium’s wound center as top-performing Center of the Year nationwide for 2017. Stringent quality measures, such as high healing outcomes, low days to heal, and excellent patient satisfaction rates, must be met to qualify for Center of the Year. “These results could not be achieved without teamwork involving the support of the hospital, affiliated physicians and especially the wound center’s nursing staff,” said Dr. William Dickhoner, co-medical director of The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium. “We pride ourselves in providing the best care possible for our patients.”

The Wound Care Center at Atrium offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, and other chronic wounds that have not healed in a reasonable amount of time. The center cared for more than 900 patients in 2017, often preventing amputations and helping patients return to active lives. Advanced treatments offered by the center include negative pressure wound therapy, bio-engineered skin substitutes, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, biological and biosynthetic dressings, and growth factor therapies. Additionally in 2017, Atrium was one of 268 centers to receive the benchmark of “Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence.” As a Center of Excellence, Atrium’s wound center achieved patient satisfaction rates higher than 92 percent, and a healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than a median of 30 days to heal, for a minimum of two consecutive years, according to Healogics.

On June 2, the City of Lebanon will host a grand opening celebration for the Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park. The event will feature mountain bike demonstrations, clinics, professional BMX exhibitions, music, food, and giveaways. It will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. Parking will be available at the Rural King Shopping Plaza on Deerfield Road. A crosswalk and biking lane will be provided for the event for attendees to ride their bikes over to the park, or visitors can take a free shuttle over to the event. For more information, visit or search for @LebanonBikePark on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

The park, located at 475 E. Turtlecreek Union Road, was first envisioned by members of the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Board. The board sought to develop a 45-acre city-owned parcel into an off-road bike park that features a mountain bike trail, pump track, skills area, jump line, and Cyclo-cross course. The multi-use bike park, which is unique to the region, will offer cycling opportunities for all skill levels and abilities. Construction of the bike park was made possible by $200,000 in state grant funding, and an additional $60,000 raised through private donations. Premier Health and Atrium Medical Center are both park sponsors.

Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

Good Samaritan Hospital’s obstetrics and gynecology services were the first major service line to move to Miami Valley Hospital. As of midnight on Sunday, April 15, 2018, OB consults are no longer available at Good Sam. If services cannot be delayed, the patient will need to be transferred through the normal referral process currently in place. Please contact Dr. Kanagy, chief medical officer, Premier Health’s northern region, at ext. 2247 or by cell at (937) 716-6232 with any questions.

Miami Valley Hospital

John K. Bini, MD, FACS, trauma surgeon at Miami Valley Hospital, has been named a 2018 Top Doctor in Dayton. Top Doctor awards honor select health care practitioners who demonstrate clinical excellence while delivering the highest level of patient care. The selection process considers education, research contributions, patient reviews, and other quality measures.

Dr. Bini is a highly experienced and respected surgeon who has been in practice for more than 18 years. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in both surgery and surgical critical care. He offers a wide range of surgical procedures for patients of many ages, including cardiovascular and pulmonary surgery, as well as trauma surgery. Dr. Bini also served with distinction in the U.S. Air Force, and was an Emergency War Surgery Course director who deployed during both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He won numerous awards during his distinguished military career, including two Meritorious Service Medals, and a Navy Commendation Medal. Dr. Bini also was awarded the Bronze Star for his combat service in Afghanistan, during which he was the chief of trauma and removed an unexploded ordnance from a patient’s head.

Dr. Bini is the author of numerous medical papers, and serves as an assistant professor of medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, as well as the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His expertise has earned him membership in the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the prestigious title of fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Upper Valley Medical Center

The Troy Chamber of Commerce honored Upper Valley Medical Center with the 2018 Business Excellence Award in the large business category during its annual appreciation dinner in February. The chamber’s Business Excellence awards recognize and honor businesses in Troy that have made a significant contribution to the overall good of the community. A banner featuring the award is displayed over UVMC’s front entrance.

UVMC also hosted a leadership breakfast for area Chamber of Commerce executives and board members on Feb. 21. Becky Rice, UVMC’s recently retired president; Terry Fry, CNO; and Larry Holland, DO, FACOG, with Premier Women’s Center, spoke to the group about robotic surgery and other advancements in services and technologies at UVMC, and gave a similar presentation to members of the Tipp City Rotary club later that day. Both presentations were well received with many questions and positive comments.

Also in February, UVMC and the UVMC Foundation partnered with the Miami County Dental Clinic to help encourage families to “Stop the Pop” for Children’s Dental Health Month. The educational campaign focused on encouraging children and adults alike to drink water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages. As part of the program, students in all Miami County schools received educational information to take home, and “Stop the Pop” posters went up in schools, libraries, pediatrician offices, and the Miami County Public Health Department.

UVMC Imaging Director Jacqui Rose participated in a national multi-stakeholders summit Feb. 20 to discuss development of a coordinated series of recommendations on implementing the statutory requirement that requires ordering physicians to consult a clinical decision support mechanism/appropriate use criteria as a condition of payment for certain advanced imaging services. The gathering, hosted by the Association for Medical Imaging Management, was significant in that it was the first time all stakeholders came together in one meeting for this type of important dialogue.

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