System Hospital News December 2018

Premier Pulse     December 2018

Atrium Medical Center

About 75 people attended a ribbon-cutting and nearly 80 people attended an open house on November 7 for Premier Physician Network’s new medical office building in Liberty Twp. The medical office building at 6615 Cincinnati-Dayton Road will have space for four primary care providers and will offer specialty services – possibly in the areas of orthopedics, cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, and women’s health.

Marquita Turner, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Atrium Medical Center, was recognized through the West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance’s Women of Excellence recognition program on November 16. The program honors women who, through their careers or volunteer work, have enhanced business, education, culture or philanthropy.

Atrium Medical Center Foundation’s 20th annual Estate and Tax Planning Seminar was held November 2 at the Savannah Center in West Chester Twp. As many as 400 estate and tax planning professionals typically attend this all-day session. Attendees received their continuing education credits and visited sponsor booths, as well as a Premier Health-sponsored health fair. This event allows the organization to demonstrate Atrium Medical Center Foundation’s stewardship and provide attendees a case for supporting the hospital, the foundation, and Premier Health.

The City of Middletown’s council on December 18 heard arguments regarding a rezoning request from Kettering Health Network that would clear the way for that health system to add inpatient beds across the street from Atrium Medical Center’s campus. Vigorous efforts are underway in support of Atrium. A vote is expected in January.

Cameron McGregor, vice president of business development for Atrium and Upper Valley Medical Center, represented Atrium in speaking about the future of health care on November 8 at Miami University Regionals. About 50 people attended the event, which also featured a speaker from Kettering Health Network’s Middletown campus.

Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital and CareFlight Air and Mobile Services partnered with the Harrison Township Fire Department to host an emergency mass-casualty training event that featured an incident with a school bus. The training took place at Northridge High School. Miami Valley Hospital care providers and the CareFlight team assisted by applying moulage to the student actors and served as additional care providers for triage.

Miami Valley Hospital hosted a fall festival and community open house on the main campus on November 4. More than 500 people attended the event, which featured hospital tours, activities for the entire family, driving simulators, the CareFlight team, food, music, and more. The biggest draw was the offering of free flu shots.

Miami Valley Hospital hosted the Dayton Metropolitan Medical Response System Steering Committee. Dayton-area first responders heard from representatives from the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association (GDAHA), Cincinnati Fire Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery county, as well as an FBI agent from Cincinnati.

A Becker’s Hospital Review weekly online column titled “Question of the Week” featured Miami Valley Hospital Chief Medical Officer Marc Belcastro, DO. Dr. Belcastro answered, “What is the most innovative idea you’ve implemented?” His comments centered around implicit/unconscious bias training implemented with the medical staff and how addressing that issue supports overall care for patients.

In preparation for the Miami Valley Hospital South expansion open house this month, the following areas went live in November: respiratory therapy, pharmacy, the physician’s lounge, Premier Orthopedics, and sports medicine.

Upper Valley Medical Center

A groundbreaking took place November 8 for the Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County freestanding hospice house and administrative offices to be constructed on the north side of the Upper Valley Medical Center campus. The 32,000-square-foot facility will have 12 beds when it opens in late 2019, with space on the site for a six-bed addition when needed. The seven-bed inpatient unit currently located within the hospital, along with the offices at the Summit Professional Building in Troy, will relocate to the new facility. The building will feature a spa and massage room for patients, exterior doors in all patient rooms, private meeting spaces for families, a large family living area, and a center of excellence meeting space for clinical and community education programs.

UVMC hosted activities to honor veterans as a part of Veterans Day in November. An American flags project gave staff the opportunity to sponsor flags in honor of a veteran or loved one serving in the military. Nearly 600 flags were displayed on UVMC grounds throughout November, and proceeds from the project were donated to local programs for veterans. A Veterans Day celebration for the community that took place at the hospital November 12 featured guest speaker Al Mulder, a local U.S. Army veteran who shared the story of his family’s experience in the Dutch Resistance as citizens of the Netherlands during World War II. Veterans in attendance were recognized with a certificate of appreciation and small gift from UVMC Administration and Future Leaders.

UVMC/Premier Health was a gold level sponsor for the Edison Community College Annual Holiday Evening held November 28, attended by more than 400 community members. UVMC’s sponsorship of this high-profile event, which is the major fundraiser for the Edison Foundation, is part of the hospital’s long-standing partnership with the college.

UVMC was title sponsor of the Troy Rec Ninja Obstacle Challenge held November 2 and 3 at The Rec in downtown Troy. The event, attended by hundreds of local families, provided a friendly, active competition focused on youth fitness. In other community outreach, UVMC was a top-level sponsor for the Piqua Holiday Horse Parade November 10 in downtown Piqua to launch the holiday season. Also, the UVMC Sleep Center participated in an employee health and wellness fair at the Avenue Stores Logistics Operations in Troy.

Ivy Thoman, nurse specialist in the emergency department, was recognized as the 2018 UVMC Employee of the Year during the annual Employee Recognition and Silver Anniversary Club Banquet held November 13 at the Learning Place in Piqua. Employee of the Month recipients for 2018 and all staff who reached five-year incremental milestones also were honored at the event.