Kettering & Sycamore

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Oncology Receives Prestigious Distinction and Accreditation

Kettering Medical Center recently received the distinction of International Center of Excellence by Elekta, the producer of cutting-edge cancer treatment technologies that include the Gamma Knife® Perfexion™ brain treatment system and Versa HD™ radiation therapy. Elekta developed the Center of Excellence Program to acknowledge facilities that provide cancer and brain disorder patients with extraordinary treatment,...
Sycamore

Connection & Communication

by Wally Sackett Communication is “The transfer of meaning between one mind and another”; I was told by my favorite college professor, Loren Dickinson. Think of it for a moment: transferring meaning. The process of communication is much more nuanced and complex than we often consider. Out of the eight domains in the CMS HCAHPS...
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Garden of Hope Honors Tiny Lives Lost

Grieving families who have experienced pregnancy or newborn loss at Kettering Medical Center can find support and healing in the Garden of Hope. The garden provides a “quiet, private place where you can go and just be,” says Susan Faulkner, director of donor services for Kettering Medical Center Foundation. Designed to memorialize losses of every...
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More Than $90,000 Raised to Help Women

Nearly 1,500 people walked to support the 20th annual Walk for Women’s Wellness on Sunday, May 4. The walk which benefits the Women’s Wellness Fund at Kettering Medical Center Foundation helped raise more than $90,000. The fund provides mammography and other related services to those within the greater Dayton region who might otherwise not be...
College, Kettering

372 Easter Baskets of Joy

                  A new record of 372 baskets was set for the Kettering College nursing students’ Easter Basket service project. Thank you to everyone who donated. You made it possible to share the joy of Easter to eight different agencies. Employees on several campuses, the hospital chaplains, Kettering...
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Kettering Medical Center is a 100 Top Hospital

Truven Health Analytics has named Kettering Medical Center one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals. This is the tenth time that Kettering Medical Center has been recognized with this honor. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Roy Chew, president of Kettering Medical Center. “This award acknowledges our focus on delivering exceptional quality care...
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Neuroscience Program Expands with New Unit

A new, 23-bed unit at Kettering Medical Center is providing neurological patient care in private rooms. Three of the rooms are dedicated to diagnosing patients experiencing seizures. “This unit is a critical part of our overall strategy to build upon our highly successful and nationally recognized neuroscience program,” says Sally Grady, director of Neurosciences for...
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A Best Performing Hospital for Hip and Knee Replacements

Medicare recently released the “The 97 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacements.” Kettering Medical Center was one of three Ohio hospitals on the list and the only hospital in southwest Ohio. After rating 4,500 hospitals nationwide based on how often patients were readmitted and or experienced serious complications, Medicare identified 97 hospitals that are better than...