Kettering Adventist HealthCare

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Health Network plans to build a nearly 17,000-square-foot operations command center to more efficiently care for patients and get them to the most appropriate level of care in the least amount of time. This will revolutionize patient flow!

The first of its kind in the Dayton area, the NASA-like command center will be located on the first floor of 1050 Forrer Blvd. in Kettering. Construction is expected to begin July 25, 2018. The command center is expected to go live in November 2018.

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IBM Watson Health™ has named Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Kettering Medical Center and Sycamore Medical Center as two of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. Formerly known as Truven Health Analytics® 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.

Story by Elizabeth Long

Tumor genome sequencing is now available at Kettering Adventist HealthCare, based in Dayton, Ohio, for patients with an advanced form of the disease as part of a national, industry-sponsored study by Strata Oncology, a precision oncology company.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare is one of only eight sites in the country and the only one in Ohio to offer this unique tumor profiling and clinical trial to advanced cancer patients.

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Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Depression, like most mental illnesses, lies on a spectrum,” says Kirk Chung, M.D., medical director of Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s Behavioral Medicine Center in Dayton, Ohio. “Everyone feels down from time to time. Depression, as an illness, is defined by the intensity of its symptoms and duration.”

He adds, major depression is diagnosed by a person suffering with at least five of the following symptoms for a two-week period or longer: