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Michael Brendel Named Vice President of Patient Care Services
Sycamore

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
Sycamore

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
Sycamore

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
Sycamore

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
Sycamore

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…

Feedback: Giving and Getting It Correctly!
Sycamore

Feedback: Giving and Getting It Correctly!

Dear Sycamore Family, Kettering Health Network is a “people organization.” At our core, we are all about our people. Full engagement of our people leads to our best outcomes and drives our mission. Conversation between us—whether it is across the organization, up to leadership, or with those serving in a supervisor role—is the life of…

Employees Helping Employees
Kettering, Sycamore

Employees Helping Employees

March is a month when we come together and celebrate employees helping employees. During the annual Employee Assistance Fund giving campaign, I encourage you to take a moment to count your own blessings and think about how you can play a role in changing the life of someone in need right here in our Kettering…


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