Year: 2021

Chuck Shoemaker
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Chuck Shoemaker

I am Chuck Shoemaker. I live in Xenia Township with my wife of 35 years and have three children and three grandchildren. I started working at Kettering Health in 2013 as the security manager and have been the network Director at Fort Hamilton Hospital since 2018. In this role, God blessed me with the opportunity…

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Current Mask Requirements for Healthcare Facilities

Based on current CDC guidance and the recent OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard, all individuals entering healthcare facilities must wear a mask. This applies to patients, visitors, staff, and providers; it includes inpatient and outpatient facilities such as medical offices. Fully vaccinated individuals are not exempt from this requirement.  In areas where no patients or visitors can be expected to…

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Employee Vaccination Status FAQ

The link below shares some questions and suggested answers to assist you in responding to patients and their families if asked about your vaccination status. You are encouraged to respond; however, you are not required to disclose the reason if you have not chosen to be vaccinated at this time.    If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, you can contact…

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Gall Bladder Scan Shortage

Production issues have caused a global shortage of mebrofenin, the radiopharmaceutical used for Nuclear Medicine Gallbladder (HIDA) scans. This shortage will impact doses through July and August. There are no alternatives to this medication currently in production.  We have a limited number of this product in stock at our hospitals throughout Kettering Health. To minimize the impact of…

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