System Hospital News November 2018

Premier Pulse     November 2018

Atrium Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center’s leadership team has been making the case to the community for why the opening of a hospital with inpatient beds directly across the street from Atrium would be detrimental to the Middletown community. The planning commission considered and approved the matter on November 14; the proposal will now go before the City Council on December 18 for final approval.

Atrium has received the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Encouraging Environmental Excellence Award. This award recognizes an organization’s achievements in environmental stewardship. Fewer than 20 other Ohio hospitals/health systems have achieved this distinction. The award was accepted in Columbus on October 16. It is the second environmental award received by the hospital in 2018.

Atrium recognized about 350 employees at its annual employee recognition banquet for years of service spanning from five to 45 years.

The Joint Commission has again recertified Atrium as an advanced primary stroke center.

Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital employees and their immediate family members attended the annual employee picnic at Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park. The afternoon included self-guided tours of the park, free miniature train rides, admission to ride the carousel, and complimentary food and fall treats.

Miami Valley Hospital’s Level 1 Trauma Center hosted its annual Trauma Survivors Celebration and dinner for 208 attendees. At this moving event, four trauma patients treated at Miami Valley Hospital were recognized for overcoming tremendous odds on their journey to recovery and reunited with their trauma surgeons, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists, as well as first-responder paramedics and firefighters who cared for them.

A news conference to announce the official schedule for the 17th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop Basketball Invitational took place at Miami Valley Hospital North. Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop, which brings in $1.9 million to the area, is preparing to bring the national stage to the Miami Valley over the four-day weekend event in January 2019.

Miami Valley Hospital recently received an Environmental Excellence Award from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for initiatives instituted to protect the environment. The award, which recognizes applicants for completing environmentally beneficial activities, is open to any business, industry, trade association, professional organization, or local government of Ohio. Applications are evaluated using environmental stewardship criteria developed by the Ohio EPA.

Encompass Health Corp. and Premier Health broke ground 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 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 facility is expected to begin serving patients in spring 2020. 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. Patients will receive at least three hours of therapy per day five days each week, 24-hour nursing care, access to advanced technologies, and frequent visits by an attending physician during their stay.

Miami Valley Hospital recently opened an upgraded 36-bed neuroscience advanced care unit on the 10th floor of the hospital’s southeast tower, and an upgraded 36-bed neuroscience intensive care unit to be housed on the 11th floor of the building. Both units feature advanced technology to enhance patient care and the patient experience.

Once again, the Panera Bread “Pink Ribbon Bagel” campaign took place throughout October to support Miami Valley Hospital patients with breast cancer. Bagels were sold in all Dayton-area Panera Bread locations, as well as in the Market Café and Valley Café at Miami Valley Hospital. A portion of every bagel sold supports the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation and programs to support breast cancer patients.

An enhanced flash mentoring event took place for Premier Health employees, with 51 employees from across the system participating. This is a career development opportunity that provides invaluable information about how to grow professionally through meeting with leaders from across the Premier Health system. The event also featured two breakout sessions: Growing Your Success Network and Interviewing Essentials. New this year, participants also had the ability to seek one-on-one resume tips.

Upper Valley Medical Center

The 18th annual Bill and Ruth McGraw Cancer Awareness Symposium was hosted October 16 at the Crystal Room in Troy. The program featured keynote speaker Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical and scientific officer/executive vice president of the American Cancer Society and author of a book on the risks of over diagnosis and treatment. The symposium, sponsored by the UVMC Foundation and the UVMC Cancer Care Center, is made possible by grants from the McGraw Family Fund of the Troy Foundation and the UVMC Foundation.

A free women’s health symposium on pelvic pain held October 24 at the Crystal Room in Troy drew 68 attendees from throughout area communities. The program included a presentation by obstetrician/gynecologist Larry Holland, DO, of Premier Women’s Center, and was followed by a mini health fair featuring wellness booths and information for women. The event was part of Premier Health’s Women. Wisdom. Wellness. initiative.

UVMC/Premier Health was presenting sponsor of the Pink Ribbon Girls’ Paint the Town Pink 5K run/walk October 19 in downtown Troy. Nearly 600 community members participated in the event, which featured family-friendly activities and entertainment throughout the evening in addition to the run/walk. UVMC also was a booth sponsor of the Troy Fire Department’s Pink Ribbon Girls Night October 17 at the Troy Buffalo Wild Wings.

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