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John Hutsell, a critical care specialist at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio, has been named the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care’s Practitioner of the Year for Adult Acute Care. He was chosen for this statewide recognition from among 8,000 therapists.

The award recognizes respiratory care practitioners who exhibit leadership and team-building skills, mentor others, have clinical experience, and are involved in their communities.

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist Healthcare is the first in Dayton to offer a more accurate, less painful breast surgery procedure. The procedure, called radioactive seed localization, is a new approach to pinpointing breast lesions.

Breast imaging technology has become more refined, allowing many breast abnormalities and cancers to be detected before they can be felt with a physical exam. While early detection allows for treatment to begin sooner and the patients to have better outcomes, it also presents a greater challenge in precisely locating and removing smaller or deeper lesions.

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Story by Elizabeth Long 

Kettering Medical Center has been named one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States by Soliant Health, an Adecco Group company that is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals and healthcare providers.

Kettering Medical Center was ranked #7 following a month-long voting period opened to the public. More than 50 hospitals were nominated.

Story by Elizabeth Long

Kettering Adventist Health Network plans to build a three-story, nearly 100,000 square-foot hospital on land it purchased in Troy at 600 W. Main Street.

The hospital will transform care for the patients and their families that live in the Troy community. Offering a coordinated approach to health care, patients can receive preventative, whole-person care centered on the patient, near where they work and live. This seamless approach is different than anything that currently exists in Miami County. This is truly the facility of tomorrow, today.

Editorial by Timothy Ko

Being a father to two girls is rewarding and challenging. There have been many conversations with my five-year-old (pictured) in which she would answer my questions with quick, short replies versus engaging in conversation. I would ask how her day went, about Spanish or soccer class, and the response would always be similar. At one point, I wondered if our conversations would always be as short as “No,” “Fine” and “Uh-huh.”

I tried negotiating with desserts or toys, but nothing worked. I soon became frustrated that I could not bridge the communication gap with her and feared that we might never enjoy meaningful conversations.