Kettering Adventist HealthCare

Story by Nestor Bruno

Pastors, chaplains, and other caregivers spend their time helping people learn how to care for themselves in areas such as resiliency, depression, burnout, loss, use of medications for emotional illness, and nutrition and mental health. Those professionals who wish to expand their knowledge will soon have a unique learning opportunity. The annual George T. Harding IV Conference on Mental Health and the Faith Community will be offered September 29–October 1 in Dayton, Ohio. Co-sponsored by Kettering Adventist HealthCare, the Harding-Buller Foundation of Worthington, and Ministry Care Services, the event will feature presentations by experienced mental health professionals featuring dynamic experiential learning modules.

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Southview Medical Center is adding two large operating rooms (ORs) to accommodate increased surgery volume and allow for different kinds of surgeries.

Each operating room will be 700 square feet and will allow a variety of surgeries, including orthopedic, women’s health and general.

To make room for the new ORs, 5,000 square feet will be added to Southview, which will involve pushing out a wall. The project will cost approximately $8 million and is expected to be completed in April 2020.

By Christina Keresoma

Kettering Adventist HealthCare, based in Dayton, Ohio, recently celebrated the opening of its new operations command center, powered by TeleTracking software, which helps coordinate patient flow throughout the system.

“The network operations command center’s mission is to care for the over 20,000 patient admissions and transfers every month by maximizing the efficiency of patient movement to get them quick access to the care that they need,” explains Nancy Pook, M.D., medical director of the command center. “This will allow our physicians, nurses and care teams to focus on patients while the center works to facilitate the movement of patients to the right place, the right bed, the right time—the first time.”