System News: December 2022

Premier Pulse     December 2022

Atrium Medical Center

Percy D. Mitchell, Jr., MD, was honored at Atrium Medical Center’s annual medical staff appreciation dinner for his more than 30 years of compassionate care and leadership. The foyer of Atrium’s Behavioral Health Unit will be named to honor Dr. Mitchell and his efforts to better the community and the work of hospital caregivers. In addition, the Percy D. Mitchell Behavioral Health Endowment has been established through Atrium Medical Center Foundation in appreciation of Dr. Mitchell's dedication to our community and the difference he has made in the lives of so many Atrium patients. This endowment will ensure our community has access to the very best and responsive mental health counseling and support services. To make a gift to the Percy D. Mitchell Behavioral Health Endowment, please visit the site or call the Atrium Medical Center Foundation at (513) 974-5144.

The Atrium Medical Center Foundation recently received a gift of $12,000 from the Kiwanis Club of Middletown to purchase a BiPap machine for Atrium. This donation will enhance pulmonary care for patients who choose Atrium.

Atrium’s Chief Medical Officer Andre Harris, MD, and Kara Froehlich, program manager of the hospital’s Comprehensive Medical Center, were guest speakers at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon.

Atrium Medical Center shared career information, gave hospital tours, and provided hands-on learning experiences to nearly 150 students and educators during November as part of its commitment to local workforce development.

Ann Brock, Atrium’s trauma outreach coordinator, was honored by the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance during its Women of Excellence gala. Atrium was a sponsor of the black-tie gala highlighting the work of 10 women who have impacted business, education, culture, or philanthropy in southwest Ohio. 

Premier Health’s chief clinical officer, Keith Bricking, MD, shared health care business trends and outlooks as a speaker at the Business of Healthcare Summit organized by the (Cincinnati) Health Collaborative. The gathering of Cincinnati regional health system leaders offered an opportunity for Premier Health to network and share its successful strategies for navigating the current and future challenges in health care. 

Miami Valley Hospital Campuses

Miami Valley Hospital Foundation received a $480,000 grant from the Maxon Foundation U.S. Bank, N.A., for a new CT scanner. The new GE Discover RT Gen ES CT scanner will replace the hospital’s current CT scanner, which is more than 15 years old. The new CT scanner enhances the manual skill and dexterity of the interventional radiologist by providing outstanding imaging quality, allowing for precise targeting of tissue, cells, and organs that otherwise could not be treated.

Miami Valley Hospital Foundation hosted Emmett’s Place Paint the Town event at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. This event serves as a fundraiser for Emmett’s Place, located in the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The facility is an area of respite and hospitality for the immediate family members of newborn infants hospitalized in the NICU, and for hospitalized pregnant women and their families experiencing a longer than usual hospitalization.

Good Samaritan Foundation-Dayton hosted its annual Rays of Hope breakfast. The in-person event raised nearly $70,000 for Mothers Empowered, Samaritan Health Clinic, and the foundation’s Breast Cancer Assistance Fund. This year’s event was emceed by Tamika Williams-Jeter, women’s head basketball coach at the University of Dayton. It featured stories from four individuals on how the foundation and its donors have helped.

Miami Valley Hospital received a $110,000 grant from Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) to support Promise to Hope. This comprehensive program, which the foundation funds, provides medication-assisted treatment for moms, as well as withdrawal treatment for infants to improve health outcomes for newborns exposed to drugs during the fetal period. The program assists mothers from the initial identification of addiction to several months post-partum to keep mother and child together in a stable home environment.

Good Samaritan Foundation-Dayton received a $30,000 grant for the Michael Sawdey Samaritan Women and Families Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter. The grant, which the CPPS Heritage Mission Fund provided through Sister of the Precious Blood, will support the operational costs of the clinic.

Miami Valley Hospital hosted the 2022 Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Dayton cohort for its health care day. The group received a hospital overview from Roberto Colon, MD, and toured CareFlight and the NICU.

Several Premier Health leaders attended the “Friends in Health” reception hosted by the University of Dayton.

Upper Valley Medical Center

In November, Upper Valley Medical Center Inpatient Rehabilitation Program was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International for three years. This designation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and reflects the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.

Scott Kanagy, MD, and Jacqui Rose, director of imaging, were interviewed on Troy and Piqua radio stations on Nov. 7 to discuss the new PYLARIFY imaging system for early detection of prostate cancer and other advanced diagnostics. In observance of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in November, UVMC provided free prostate cancer screenings for the community on Tuesday, November 1. 

UVMC, in partnership with Lincoln Community Center, held a health care career fair on November 10. UVMC departments and Premier Health human resources hosted booths for students in grades three through college and adults.

UVMC managers and departments participated in a Women in STEMM Expo hosted for Miami County high school students at Edison State Community College on November 4. UVMC was a top sponsor of the Edison State Community College Annual Holiday Evening held on November 30.  

Premier Physician Network

A new medical office building is under construction at 2066 W. Main St. in Xenia. It will house obstetrics and gynecology providers, primary care, and laboratory services when it opens in spring 2023. Familiar faces will fill the 15,000-square-foot building. Premier Health Primary Care – Clyo will relocate to the new medical office building. Latha Venkatesh, MD, and Bryan Schinaman, PA-C, will join Premier Health Family Medicine – Xenia. Shirelle Applin, MD, of Premier Health Family Medicine – Xenia, will relocate her Progress Drive practice to the new building on West Main Street. These providers will be based in the facility full-time. Katherine Lin, MD, of OB-GYN of Greene County, will move to the new building. Kevin Edwards, MD, of the same practice located on Progress Drive, will split time between the new space and his Yellow Springs office on Kahoe Lane. CompuNet Clinical Laboratories will also provide lab services in the new location, and the service site at North Monroe Drive will close. Providers will communicate with existing patients in early 2023 when relocation details are set.

Premier Physician Network was again the headline sponsor of the 2022 Mix 107.7 Concert for a Cure. Thanks to all our PPN providers and volunteers for helping at our table with the T-shirt sales and passing out provider bios and practice information to attendees. Concert for a Cure is a great way to meet potential patients while supporting a great cause. The team was able to raise more than $6,000 to benefit the Noble Circle Project, a local volunteer-driven organization that provides transportation, meals, and visits for women with cancer.

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