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Transfer Call Center Now Serving Fort Hamilton

The Kettering Health Network Transfer Call Center will now include facilitating admissions and transfers into Fort Hamilton. Since starting with two hospitals three years ago, the call center has gradually expanded to include all of network hospitals. RNs answer the 24/7 hotline to assist referring physicians or their representative with obtaining an accepting physician, arranging for bed...
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June Employee of the Month is Todd Ayers

Todd Ayers works in Security at Fort Hamilton. He was nominated by a co-worker. His nomination reads: A procedure in the OR was being done that required a special large mesh. The mesh that was needed was not available at the time in the facility. However, this mesh was available at a different facility. Time...
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Emergency Department Navigator

The Emergency Department at Fort Hamilton is providing patients a new level of service after they go home. As ED Navigator, Diane Perkins, RN, BSN, works with certain discharged ED patients to connect them with local physician follow-up care and appointments. She calls approximately 30-40 patients per day to discuss how their care was in...
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Fort Hamilton Celebrates 85 Years

Fort Hamilton Hospital invited the community to celebrate 85 years of health care. The hospital offered a free courtyard cookout, physician talks, and hosted a health fair with free blood pressure screenings, osteoporosis screenings and education on the effects of sun damage to the skin. Attendees were encouraged to tour four units of the hospital:...
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Welcome New Vice President of Patient Services

Carol Applegeet, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, FAAN, is the new vice president of Patient Care for Fort Hamilton. Previously she was the administrative director of Perioperative Services for Kettering Medical Center, where she was a transformational leader in the development of their perioperative services department to its current level of excellence. Carol has over 40...
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Employee HOOPs Fund

Fort Hamilton’s HOOPs (Helping Our Own People) is an employee assistance fund overseen by the hospital foundation. The fund has gone through some revisions and will soon be available. Employees who are experiencing an unexpected financial hardship can apply to receive up to $200 once in any 12-month timeframe. Applications are available outside Human Resources...
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A New Era in MRI Services

A Dedication and Open House for the new MRI Suite at Greene Memorial Hospital’s Imaging Center took place March 25. The ceremony officially marked the beginning of a new era in MRI services at the hospital. A portable MRI machine housed in a trailer was part of Greene’s landscape for nine years. “It sure looked...
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Pathways to Healing

There are memories and stories associated with quilts. “Quilts are a symbol of comfort, peace, and love,” says Sally Wilmoth, who created the “Pathways to Healing” quilt for Fort Hamilton Hospital’s new emergency room. Sally, executive assistant to Mark Smith at Fort Hamilton Hospital, has been making quilts for over 40 years and has a...
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Fort Hamilton’s New Emergency Department

Employees and community members came together recently to celebrate and tour the upgraded emergency department. “The emergency department has new state-of-the-art technology in tele-robotics, so every stroke patient has an expert at their bedside allowing Fort Hamilton Hospital to break new boundaries in healthcare models,” says Dr. Marcus Romanello, Fort Hamilton Emergency Department medical director....