System News: January 2023

Premier Pulse     January 2023

Atrium Medical Center

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International has accredited Atrium Medical Center for three years for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Program and Inpatient Rehabilitation Stroke Specialty Program. The latest accreditation is the ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that CARF has given to Atrium. This designation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization.

More than 300 children were remembered during Atrium’s Help Endure A Loss (HEAL) 24th annual Memory Tree Lighting, a seasonal tribute for those who have experienced the death of a child. For parents who have lost a child, the holidays can be a time of painful memories of brief but cherished moments. To help families through these troubling times, Atrium’s Memory Tree Lighting included music, a reading of names, and candle lighting during an in-person event.

Warren County Safe Communities Coalition, which Atrium operates, handed out Uber gift cards at the Monkey Bar & Grille in Maineville to remind people to be responsible drinkers and drivers on New Year’s Eve. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office and Atrium’s Level III Trauma Center donated Uber gift cards to provide safe rides home for patrons. 

Miami Valley Hospital  

The Dr. Mukul S. Chandra Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease Prevention and Rehabilitation Center at Miami Valley Hospital South welcomed its first patients earlier this month.

U.S. News & World Report has named Miami Valley Hospital and Upper Valley Medical Center to its annual list of hospitals for best maternity care. The report is intended to help expectant families make informed choices about where to seek high-quality care for uncomplicated pregnancies. To be recognized, hospitals must excel on multiple quality metrics that matter to expectant families. High-performing hospitals had fewer early deliveries, fewer C-sections, and fewer newborn complications than other hospitals, as well as higher rates of breast milk feeding. Only one-third of the hospitals evaluated by U.S. News & World Report for maternity care earned a high-performing rating.

Miami Valley Hospital Foundation hosted its 1890 Society and Donor Appreciation gathering at Miami Valley Hospital South on Dec. 7. This event shared with donors the significance of their gifts and how it supports patients and staff at Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South.

CareSource recently provided a significant gift to Miami Valley Hospital Foundation to purchase a new Mobile Clinic for Premier Community Health. The new Mobile Clinic will allow Premier Community Health to expand its community outreach. It will also be equipped with two exam rooms and will be ADA-accessible. The new mobile clinic will begin serving patients this month.

Upper Valley Medical Center

A check presentation was held at UVMC in December to support eight organizations that help with food insufficiency in Miami County. Funding was provided via the UVMC Board of Directors Community Benefit Fund to St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen, Troy; Bethany Center, Piqua; Needy Basket/Shared Harvest, Tipp City; New Path, Miami County; First Place Food Pantry, Troy; Salvation Army, Piqua; Lincoln Community Center Food Pantry, Troy; and Meals On Wheels, Piqua.

Scott Kanagy, DO, chief medical officer, Upper Valley Medical Center, was joined by nurse Tracy Schneider, diabetes educator, Upper Valley Medical Center for Troy, and Piqua radio morning show interviews in December to discuss healthy eating during the holidays and related diabetes and nutrition topics. Dr. Kanagy also provided a general update on activity at the hospital.

Members of the UVMC Emergency Management Committee participated in a half-day regional tabletop emergency drill presented by West Central Ohio Regional and Dayton Medical Response System on Dec. 13 at Edison State Community College. The event was sponsored by Premier Health and Kettering Health.

UVMC managers assisted at the Lincoln Community Center’s annual after-school program holiday party on Dec. 16. As part of UVMC’s support of this annual event, UVMC employees donated 100 $5 gift cards to be included in the children’s holiday stockings.

Premier Physician Network

Premier Physician Network welcomed 87 new providers in 2022! Please help us welcome our new PPN physicians:

Mohamedkazim Alwani, MD, Premier ENT Associates, Otolaryngology; Seema Azher, DO, Liberty Family Medicine, Family Medicine; Srinivasu Chamarthy, MD, Premier Blood and Cancer Center-UVMC, Hematology/Oncology; Hasan Chaudhry, MD, Premier Health Primary Care Beavercreek, Family Medicine; Yi-Wen Chen, MD, Premier Health Family Care North, Family Medicine; Meredith Clouse, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute-MVH, Neurology/Epilepsy; Susan Collins, MD, Roosevelt Surgery, General Surgery; Gabriel Duda, DO, Hyatt Family Care, Family Medicine; Hussein El-Khatib, MD, Premier Psychiatry Associates, Psychiatry; Sabrina Gunn, DO, Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health, Psychiatry; Dustin Jones, MD, Premier ENT Associates, Otolaryngology; Saad Kanaan, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Neurology; Daniel Keltner, MD, Trenton Family Medicine, Family Medicine; Jhansi Koduri, MD, Premier Blood and Cancer Center-MVHS, Hematology/Oncology; Katie Krebs, MD, Premier Orthopedics-Centerville, Sports Medicine & Family Medicine; Michael Lee, MD, Gem City Surgeons-MVHS, General Surgery; Peter Michaelson, MD, Premier ENT Associates-Centerville, Otolaryngology; Glen Nagasawa, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute-MVH, Neurology; Yangshu Linda Pan, MD, Lifestages Centers for Women, OB/GYN; Lindsay Parrish, MD, Magnolia Women’s Health, OB/GYN; Erik Poldemann, MD, Premier Cardiovascular Institute-Needmore, Interventional Cardiology; Charlotte Orr, MD, Premier Orthopedics-MVH, Orthopedic Surgery; Amaal Salhieh, MD, Premier Health Primary Care Beavercreek, Family Medicine; Neha Sarvepalli, MD, Premier Surgical Oncology- MVHN, General Surgery; Amy Schimke, MD, Premier Cardiovascular Institute-MVH, Non-Invasive Cardiology; Brittany Staarmann, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute-MVH, Neurosurgery; Nita Thomas, MD, Premier Health Family Care of Vandalia, Family Medicine; Letitia Thompson-Hargrave, DO, Premier Family Care of Kettering, Family Medicine; Kirk Tucker, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care, Internal Medicine; Jessica Uhler, MD, Monroe Medical Center, Primary Care; and Amanda Wright, DO, Premier Orthopedics-MVH, Orthopedic Surgery

Look for a listing of advanced practice providers who joined Premier Physician Network in 2022 in next month’s Pulse.

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