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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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Brand Updates Contact Form

Your name Your email Select the campus with which you identify. ASBFort Hamilton HospitalGrandview Medical CenterGreene Memorial HospitalKettering Behavioral Medicine CenterKettering Medical CenterKettering Physician NetworkPrestige PlaceSoin Medical CenterSouthview Medical CenterSycamore Medical CenterTroy Hospital Please indicate whether you are sharing an update that was made, or if you have a question. I made a brand update...
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OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard

On June 21, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare employers to keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kettering Health has been proactively addressing our safety protocols since the beginning of the pandemic and, at this time, we are working to finalize a written COVID-19 plan and…

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Self-service Food Updates

Effective June 8, food service will return to the following to pre-COVID-19 operating levels at all retail outlets and physician lounges, per local and state health department guidance:  Self-service catering buffets (as approved)  Iced water for waiting areas  Bulk condiment stations  Self-service salad bars (without COVID-19 precautions)  Resume pre-COVID-19 seating capacity  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Tina…

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Safety Practices Update Effective June 3 

Kettering Health continues to monitor the number of COVID-19 cases requiring hospitalization and the percentage of vaccinated individuals in the community and organization. Based on this ongoing assessment, Kettering Health will evaluate safety practices put in place during the height of the pandemic.   Effective June 3, the following restrictions will be removed at all Kettering Health facilities:   Bottle fill…

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New Mask Guidelines for Administrative Buildings

In light of the recent, updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), fully vaccinated* staff and visitors at our administrative locations, including ASB, CFNE, KHMG (Woodman Drive location), NOCC, Prestige, Kettering College, and Ridgeleigh Terrace, are no longer required to wear masks and practice social distancing,…

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Mask Policy

The CDC has issued new public health recommendations for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  At this time there are no changes to our policies around masks being required for employees, providers, patients, or visitors. Kettering Health is studying these recommendations and awaiting further guidance from OSHA as well as the CDC.    Further communications will address this issue as decisions are…


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