Investing in the Community
Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) is dedicated to investing in the Dayton community.
A Global Commitment
MVH’s dedication to the Dayton community is visible on both a local and a global level. Regionally, MVH has actively sought out opportunities, such as the Genesis Project, to invest in the community. On a global level, MVH has sent supplies and support to Haiti earthquake survivors.
MVH is honored to be a strong community partner. We embrace the opportunity to give back to the Dayton area whenever possible.
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The Genesis Project & Litehouse Development Homes
MVH is proud to invest time and resources into the Genesis Project. The Genesis Project is an effort that partners the hospital with the University of Dayton, National City Bank, CityWide Development Corporation, County Corp, and the City of Dayton.
The mission of the project is to revitalize the Fairgrounds neighborhood, an area near the hospital that had fallen on tough times and was spiraling downward. MVH wanted to give back to the Dayton community by creating a safe neighborhood environment for hospital patients, visitors, and employees.
The Genesis Project removed 41 deteriorating structures in the Fairgrounds neighborhood, rehabilitated 11 existing single-family homes, and constructed 23 new houses. CityWide Development provided all potential buyers with mortgage credit counseling to assess whether they were ready for the responsibilities of home ownership. MVH offered homestead assistance to employees who want to move into the neighborhood.
In order to help create a cohesive community environment, MVH placed a social worker in the neighborhood along with two community-based police officers. The presence of these officers has reduced crime by 19% and helped to make the neighborhood an attractive, stable environment to raise families.
The Genesis Project was so successful that it won the 2004 Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award from the National Community Development Association for its effective use of a community block grant. The award is named after a young woman dedicated to improving her own inner-city Chicago neighborhood. Winning the award recognizes the Genesis partners’ commitment to investing in the community.
Litehouse Development Homes will follow the Genesis Project, with up to 15 additional homes scheduled to be built. The homes will continue to contribute to the successful revitalization of the Fairgrounds neighborhood and enhance the commercial and business district between MVH and the University of Dayton.
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Expanding to Meet Patient Needs
In order to meet the growing health care demands of the Dayton community, MVH has undertaken multiple expansion projects. These investments are a testament to MVH’s mission to provide the best health care possible to the residents of Dayton.
The $79.8 million Miami Valley Hospital South offers:
- 24-hour Emergency Department
- Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care, including Premier HeartWorks
- Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Services
- Breast Center
- Sports Medicine Center
- Outpatient Surgery Services through Far Hills Surgical Center
- Ten short-stay Inpatient Beds
- Five-story Medical Office Building for family practice and specialty physicians
- Four seasons Garden and Walking Trail
The facility provides residents who live south of Dayton the opportunity to receive MVH care without having to travel to the main hospital location.
Miami Valley Hospital recently redesigned the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to provide more personalized care for infants and their families. The $19 million expansion includes all private rooms for family comfort, as well as an expanded capacity for 60 infants. MVH will continue to invest in the Dayton community by providing health care options that meet the needs of area residents.
Scheduled to open in late 2010, the Southeast Addition is a major investment at the hospital’s main campus. A 12-story building with 484,000-square-feet, it is one of the largest construction projects in Dayton’s history.
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Part of Our Mission . . . Reaching Beyond Borders
It’s all part of Miami Valley Hospital’s mission to build healthier communities. This time the community wasn’t quite as close . . . it was thousands of miles from Main and Wyoming streets in Dayton, Ohio. It was in Haiti.
Rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in early 2010, the people of Haiti had more than their homes destroyed. Their lives were destroyed and Miami Valley Hospital teamed up with Dayton Children’s Hospital, Lifeline Christian Mission of Columbus and The Connor Group, to gather, distribute and deliver more than 900 pounds of medical supplies to more than 2,000 Haitians, mostly children.
Miami Valley Hospital donated $3,500 in medical supplies to treat wounds and nearly $2,000 in medication. Also several nurses and physicians as well as a respiratory therapist have traveled to Haiti to help care for victims of the devastating earthquake.
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