System Update: Partnerships and Recognition Awards

Premier Pulse     July 2017

Atrium Medical Center

Atrium Medical Center and the City of Lebanon are excited to announce a partnership to bring residents and visitors of Warren County and the Cincinnati-Dayton region a new public recreation facility. A regional bike park is under development on 45 acres of city-owned land near Ohio Bypass 48, next to the intersection of Turtlecreek-Union and Lebanon roads. Multiple bicycling uses will be provided at the park including mountain biking, cyclo-cross, a beginner to intermediate pump track, and multi-use perimeter trail. Plans are for this community asset to serve local residents and be a regional destination for recreational biking and competitive events. One benefit of a multi-use bike park: families of all ages can experience park activities together. Atrium Medical Center and Atrium Medical Center Foundation are the Premier Health sponsors of the bike park with naming rights, and have made a multi-year commitment to support the project. Currently, Lebanon city officials are considering a contract to build the bike park with Innovative Dirt Solutions. Also, the city is seeking additional sponsors and grant funding to support the project’s development. With approval, construction is expected to begin this summer. Once open, the Premier Health/Atrium Medical Center Bike Park will join more than 350 acres of green space in the City of Lebanon, including parks, trails, sports fields and other recreational spaces.

Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018)

Good Samaritan Hospital's Samaritan Breast Center successfully earned re-accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) for Breast Ultrasound and Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy through August 2020. ACR accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging and helps assure patients that the highest level of image quality and safety are provided. The Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Program provides peer review and constructive feedback on staff qualifications, equipment, quality control and assurance, accuracy of needle placement and image quality.

Miami Valley HospitalEkeh_Students_530

Forty students from the Dayton Boys Prep Academy visited Miami Valley Hospital recently as guests of Peter Ekeh, MD, medical director of Miami Valley Hospital’s trauma program. Dr. Ekeh reached out to the principal last year and volunteered to come speak and mentor the students. Dr. Ekeh believes in the importance of young African American boys having role models. Since then, he has made several visits to the school. Supported by the MVH Diversity Committee, the students spent two hours on campus. A series of four speakers joined the students. The speakers included:

  • Adrian Taylor, director of diversity, Premier Health
  • Bukari Miles, human resources senior business partner, MVH
  • Dr. Peter Ekeh, trauma surgeon, MVH
  • Jonathan Heard, customer relations greeter, MVH

Other male leaders within the organization (two per table) sat with the students for roundtable discussions, during which the boys asked our leaders questions about their jobs, each leader’s education, advice on leadership, making positive choices, and more. HR Director Stacey Lawson spoke about personal branding/image and Sharon Howard, site manager, presented on the positive/negative consequences of using social media. The students were treated to a boxed lunch and each received a bag of goodies that included a Premier Health T-shirt, Premier Health earbuds, and water bottle. The big finale was a trip to the rooftop of the hospital. The students went out on the helipad to examine one of our CareFlight helicopters and watch a helicopter land and take off. Leadership plans to continue this collaboration by sending some MVH leaders to the school with the intent to provide a speaker every month during the next school year.

Upper Valley Medical Center

Jacqui Rose, UVMC director of medical imaging, telecommunications and IT, won the 2017 Gary Boyd Editorial Award for Outstanding Article for her article, "Success through Servant Leadership," published in the May/June issue of Radiology Management. The award recognizes an article that demonstrates originality, depth of research, organization, logical presentation, industry relevance, and value to readers. Jacqui will be presented with the award at this year's national AHRA (Association for Medical Imaging Management) annual meeting.

The annual reception for the John J. Dugan Memorial Fund was held June 8 at the UVMC Cancer Center. Hosted by the UVMC Foundation, the reception is dedicated to supporting cancer care services in Miami County. Proceeds from this year’s event will support expansion of integrative/complementary medicine therapies and modalities available to patients at the center, as well as patient education and community cancer screening programs for the community.

UVMC hosted the Troy Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Leadership Troy class for a health care overview on June 21. The half-day program featured a hospital highlights tour, as well as updates and Q&A sessions with Becky Rice, president; Diane Pleiman, vice president and chief operating officer; and Lisa Weaver, director of behavioral health and emergency department.

UVMC/Premier Health was a gold sponsor of the Health Partners Free Clinic Healing Jar Gala in May at the Cedar Spring Pavilion in Tipp City. The event was attended by more than 140 community members. The annual fundraiser benefits the clinic, which provides uninsured/underinsured Miami County residents with health care services at no cost. 

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