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Ribbon Cutting Set for Miami Valley Hospital’s Center for Nursing Excellence

Newly Renovated Space Dedicated for Continuing Education

DAYTON, OHIO—October 10, 2008 —Miami Valley Hospital nurses, friends and supporters will celebrate the opening of the new $2 million Center for Nursing Excellence with a ribbon cutting Sunday, Oct. 12 at 2 p.m.

The 13,000 square foot facility, which is housed in the Weber Center for Education building on the north side of the MVH campus, spans two floors.  It includes new computer classrooms, simulation models and skill labs for education, a lecture hall with modern audio-visual equipment, locker rooms, meeting space and a community room that seats 32.

The space is designed to be both a quiet area for nurses to relax in and an exciting environment where learning can take place. Nursing focus groups aided in the design of the renovation which was funded by the hospital, the MVH Foundation and students who graduated from the former MVH School of Nursing.

A water wall feature and a reflection room are incorporated into the center’s design as is an outside patio area where nurses can enjoy lunch or conversation.

“The center serves as a hub for staff nurses and nursing students at the hospital,” says Jayne Gmeiner, RN, MS, NEA-BC, director of the center. Gmeiner adds, “In addition to attending classes to receive continuous education credits, nurses can use the center as a quiet place to network.”

Gmeiner says the center will offer up to 220 CEU programs for nurses yearly and other educational programs for patient care technicians and health unit coordinators. The center will also accommodate orientation sessions for nursing personnel.

The ribbon cutting will take place in the center’s lobby off Apple Street. Guided tours will follow immediately after the ceremony.