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Sycamore MRI Receives Accreditation for Breast Exams
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Sycamore MRI Receives Accreditation for Breast Exams

Sycamore MRI recently received the American College of Radiology Accreditation for performing breast exams. Sycamore is currently the only MRI in the network with this accreditation. American College of Radiology Accreditation is recognized as the gold standard in medical imaging and is proven to provide the highest level of image quality and safety by documenting that…

Change—A Good Thing!
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Change—A Good Thing!

Dear Sycamore Family, When I was given the opportunity to become the president of Sycamore Medical Center, Senior Services, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center, I did three things: 1. I prayed a prayer of gratitude and guidance regarding this change. I felt peace. 2. I called my husband and children about my work change. They…

Pet Corner: Stop and “Paws” to See March’s Furry Friends
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Pet Corner: Stop and “Paws” to See March’s Furry Friends

Care Management We continue the search for 2019’s cutest pet. Monthly, we will feature a different department and ask employees to submit a picture of their pet. One pet will be picked as the monthly winner, and in December we will all vote for the 2019 winner. The winner will receive special recognition along with a gift…

Michael Brendel Named Vice President of Patient Care Services
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Michael Brendel Named Vice President of Patient Care Services

Michael Brendel, MHL, RT, RN, will be joining our executive team as vice president of Patient Care Services for Sycamore Medical Center. An accomplished health care leader, Michael most recently served as chief operating officer for Centura Health in Colorado, where he oversaw strategy and business development for Perioperative Services, Imaging, Heart and Vascular Services,…

Rehab Medicine Holds Continuing Education Event
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Rehab Medicine Holds Continuing Education Event

On Friday, February 22, Sycamore Rehab held a continuing education event called Decrypting Dysphagia Treatment and Assessment: What You Didn’t Learn in Dysphagia 101. Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties. Some people with dysphagia have problems swallowing certain foods or liquids, while others can’t swallow at all. Dysphagia has many causes—physical (anatomical) obstruction to…

Shoes4theShoeless
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Shoes4theShoeless

During the month of February, we held another sock drive for Shoes4theShoeless, an organization that has delivered well over 75,000 pairs of shoes and socks to disadvantaged children with the Great Miami Valley region. Thank you to all who participated. Through this year’s drive, we collected 5,000 pairs of socks. To close out the 2019…

March is National Social Worker Month
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March is National Social Worker Month

This month, we are recognizing our social workers at Sycamore. We have a great team of social workers with master’s degrees, certifications, and other specialties to help our patients and families! Thanks for all that you do!  Angie Lugo, MSW, ACM-certified  Jenny Barton, MSW, LAW, ACM-certified  Lori Nielsen-Andrews, MSW, LSW, ACM-certified  Kathy Enright, MSW, LISW,…

Department Spotlight: Patient Relations Department
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Department Spotlight: Patient Relations Department

A well-established Patient Relations department structure and process, supported by the right personnel, is key to identifying gaps between patient expectations and experiences of care and managing perceptions of patient expectations and quality of care (Gilly et al, 1991). Karen Swanger, patient relations expert, singlehandedly does that for our Sycamore campuses. It is easy to…


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