Story by Elizabeth Long
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Kettering Adventist HealthCare's Kettering Medical Centerin Kettering, Ohio, among the best hospitals for 2016-17. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions.
Kettering Medical Center is ranked #17 out of 210 hospitals in Ohio, and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Dayton metro area and the Ohio River Valley region. It is recognized as high performing in the following specialties:
Nine students from Columbia Union Conference academies recently received the Office of Education's annual Caring Heart Award. See the winners below.
Blue Mountain Academy: Victoria Emilaire
Highland View Academy: Alissa Tanguay
Pine Forge Academy: Mesha Lewis
Richmond Academy: Vivian Riamundo
Spencerville Adventist Academy: Franshesca Sequeira
Shenandoah Valley Acadeny: Samuel Alberto Renderos
Story by Adventist HealthCare Staff
When Judith Mufuh sat down to watch a video about the Seventh-day Adventist Church for her new job, she had no idea how profoundly it would impact her life. She had recently started working as a chaplain at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Md., and her manager, Dr. Shelvan Arunan, gave her the video to learn more about the faith-based roots of the hospital.
“When the video ended, my husband and I sat in silence and awe of how inspiring and moving it was,” Mufuh says. “Having studied theology, I was familiar with the history of many denominations, but I was very intrigued by the uniqueness of the Adventist faith.”
Story by Mountain View Conference and Columbia Union Staff
Diana, a Beckley, W.Va., resident, joined the line at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center in Beckley at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, waiting for dental service. “I’m not afraid of the drill; I’m afraid of the bill,” she says, adding that she hadn’t been to a dentist in six years. "I can't afford dental care."
More than 1,100 patients, many with similar stories to Diana, have been treated at the Your Best Pathway to Health pop-up clinic since it opened Wednesday. As of publishing time, dental volunteers treated 165 people, other volunteer volunteers performed 18 surgeries, 131 HIV tests, performed 420 eye exams, fitted 299 pair of glasses, and provided 117 haircuts and provided 2,205 lunches to volunteers and patients.
Story by Kettering Adventist HealthCare
Kettering Adventist HealthCare is looking for volunteers to help care for patients at its free community health clinic on Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th Street in downtown Dayton.
The clinic is in partnership with Adventist Medical Evangelism Network (AMEN), a medical mission organization that hosts free clinics through the United States.
The clinic is looking for medical volunteers to help provide services that include general exams, women’s health services, eye exams, and dental care. It is especially in need of optometrists and dentists. Medical volunteers must have a current, valid professional license.
Story by Adventist Healthcare staff
Five Liberian amputees, who play on an international disabled soccer team that has won three world championships, received prosthetic legs and expert rehabilitation care this spring thanks to Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation (Adventist HealthCare PH&R).
Adventist HealthCare PH&R and one of its partners, Medical Center Orthotics and Prosthetics (MCOP), donated new prosthetic legs and rehabilitative care to the five Liberian refugees, who have not had access to prosthetic legs or comprehensive treatment.
Story by Tim Allston
Loma Linda University’s (LLU) Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2), which includes 26,346 Seventh-day Adventist men, recently published updates about its findings on meat-eating’s link to prostate cancer, the second most common male cancer.
The research team found that men who adopt a vegan diet (no dairy or eggs) are a third less likely to develop prostate cancer.
Gary Fraser, MD, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at LLU and principal investigator of AHS-2, says they found that, “Vegan diets showed a statistically significant protective association with prostate cancer risk.”