System Hospital News March 2018

Premier Pulse     March 2018

Atrium Medical Center

Save the date for this year’s Butler/Warren County Heart Walk. Following a record-setting year for participation and fundraising, a date has been set for this year’s walk. The 2018 walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, on the Atrium campus in Middletown. Premier Health and Atrium Medical Center host the walk and are the signature sponsors. The walk is held in partnership with Atrium Family YMCA and the American Heart Association’s Greater Cincinnati chapter, which coordinates efforts in the region to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

The cancer program at Good Samaritan Hospital has achieved full accreditation status from the Commission on Cancer. The Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons, recognizes cancer care programs for their commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient-centered care. The CoC is dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital hosted the “Quad Annual Patient Experience Metric Olympics” to recognize units that improved the most from 2016 to 2017 data. The bronze medal went to MVH Ambulatory Surgery, which improved their communication domain from 89.4 percent to 92.1 percent. The silver medal winner was Inpatient Rehab, which saw their recommended facility domain jump from 77.6 percent to 92.1 percent. And the gold medal-winning department was Inpatient Behavioral Health, which improved in the two most important categories to see improvement on units – communication with RNs, and responsiveness. Communication with nurses improved from 79.6 percent to 87.09 percent, and responsiveness jumped from 62.8 percent to 66.5 percent.

Upper Valley Medical Center

Brian Downs, MS, AT, CSCS, an athletic trainer with the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine, recently received a Lifesaver Recognition Award from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. The award publicly acknowledges members who use their skills as certified athletic trainers to save a life. Downs and several other individuals responded quickly to a man who collapsed at a Covington High School basketball game in December, and were credited with saving the man’s life.

The hospital awarded community benefit grants in January to the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services’ One Wellness Place and the Historic East Piqua Development/iPIQUA Fund. Each organization will receive $100,000 to be distributed over a three-year period.One Wellness Place is a public-private partnership that, once completed on County Road 25-A north of Troy, will house mental health and addiction treatment providers, public health, and related support services. The Historic East Piqua Development plan includes health and wellness, recreation, and infill development opportunities and strategies for the east side of Piqua bordered by the Great Miami River.

UVMC community benefit grants are awarded in support of Miami County organizations to improve residents’ health and well-being. The program has awarded $2.55 million in local grants since 2012. Last year, a total of $462,073 was awarded to Miami County Recovery Council (MCRC), Health Partners Free Clinic, Miami County Dental Clinic, Hospice of Miami County, and Samaritan Behavioral Health Initiatives. “The UVMC Board of Directors is pleased to be able to provide these grants through the UVMC Community Benefit Fund,” said Rowan Nickol, MD, chairman of the UVMC Hospital Board. The fund was established as part of UVMC’s mission to support local programs that serve the health-related needs of the community. 

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