System Hospital News January 2018

Premier Pulse     January 2018

Atrium Medical Center

Atrium continues to offer medical imaging services at Atrium Medical Center Imaging – Middletown. Services still available there are:

  • X-ray, walk-in
  • CT
  • Open MRI, 1T, wide bore
  • Ultrasound

Atrium Medical Center Imaging – Middletown is located at 4214 Grand Ave. in Middletown. Hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an exam or appointment, call Central Scheduling at (937) 499-7364 or (855) 887-7364(toll free), or (937) 641-2336 fax. For STAT appointments and same-day scheduling, call (513) 727-8860.

Additionally, Atrium is expanding its partnership with Community Blood Center in 2018 by hosting monthly blood drives, always open to the public and staff, in the Atrium Cafe Courtyard Dining Room. The next blood drive will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at by calling (800) 388-GIVE.

Atrium’s monthly community blood drives will generally take place on the third Wednesday of the month (the only exception will be when it is on the second Wednesday in September). Hours will always be noon to 4 p.m. Previous blood drives were aboard the CBC Bloodmobile, but the Atrium Cafe Courtyard Dining Room will now serve as the regular home for the blood drive.

Atrium has been a CBC blood drive sponsor since the hospital opened in 2007. The hospital expanded to six blood drives per year in 2015, and to eight blood drives in 2017. CBC honored Atrium in 2016 with the LifeSaving Ambassadors Club award for blood drive excellence.

Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

Scott Kanagy, DO, chief medical officer of Upper Valley Medical Center, became the CMO of the northern region with responsibilities for Good Samaritan, Good Samaritan North Health Center (Miami Valley Hospital North as of July 23, 2018), and Upper Valley Medical Center. In this role, Dr. Kanagy is responsible for oversight of performance improvement, utilization management, and all medical staff related issues.

At the year-end medical staff meeting for 2017, Anuj Goyal, MD, president of the medical staff, thanked outgoing Medical Executive Committee members Diane Anderson, DO; Michael Boggs, MD; Susan Grandhi, MD; Shelly Joiner, MD; Rajesh Patel, MD; and Vijayakumar Rao, MD, for their contributions and leadership. Dr. Goyal also welcomed the incoming president of the medical staff, Mark Oxman, DO. Joining the MEC for two-year terms will be David Borgemenke, MD, anesthesia chair; Marlea Miano, MD, emergency chair; Melissa Schnell, MD, internal medicine chair; Bhadresh Doshi, MD, OB/GYN chair; Shane Smith, MD, radiology chair; and MiLinda Zabramba, MD, at-large representative.

As of January 1, Good Samaritan Hospital interventional radiology services have transitioned to Radiology Physicians, Inc. RPI is the radiology professional group that currently provides interpretations for all Good Sam diagnostic imaging exams. The group also provides diagnostic and interventional services at Miami Valley Hospital. The process for scheduling interventional procedures at the hospital has not changed, but is under review to help streamline the process.

Miami Valley Hospital

The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation board voted to approve the allocation of nearly $700,000 in donated funds for the following programs in 2018: the National Surgical Quality Improvement Project; an opioid public service announcement; three mechanical CPR devices; the Hospital Elder Life Program; a sepsis coordinator/program manager position; an additional 3D CT scan work station in medical imaging; and staffing for the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Emmett’s Place in the Berry Women’s Health Center. Funding for these programs is made possible by undesignated donor contributions to the MVH Foundation.

Upper Valley Medical Center

The Upper Valley Medical Center Laboratory implemented new lab information systems — Beaker and HCLL — in December in coordination with Premier Health and CompuNet Clinical Lab IT departments. UVMC was the first Premier Health hospital site to go live with these systems. Installing Beaker and HCLL will bring Premier Health labs one step closer to standardization of equipment and information systems.

Also in December, UVMC celebrated quality review scorecard success by exceeding quality and safety goals in 2017. The hospital exceeded top decile for core measures — including influenza immunizations, early elective delivery, and hospital acquired potentially preventable VTE — and exceeded top decile for patient safety indicators.

UVMC in late 2017 launched a community wellness clinic designed to bridge the gap between an inpatient hospital stay and primary care visits for patients over the age of 64. The clinic is utilized for individuals at highest risk for readmission, especially COPD and CHF patients. It involves follow-up calls, evaluation, education, and assistance with individual care plans to help such patients remain out of the hospital and learn how to manage their own diseases as effectively as possible. 

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