As 2010 comes to an end, we have plenty to celebrate at Miami Valley Hospital – 120 years of service to the Dayton area and the beginning of a new era of excellence represented by a spectacular addition to the downtown campus.
The new patient tower is unique – not just because of its architectural beauty but also because of its patient-focused design. This issue of ProHealth is devoted entirely to the new patient tower. The lead article provides an overview of the new building, with emphasis on its new look and feel – both outside and inside. A follow-up article explains how the new building was designed to promote patient wellness.
There’s an article on the enhanced Heart and Vascular Center and another on the expanded Orthopedic Joint and Spine Center, which together occupy most of the new patient tower. In the final article, you’ll learn about the new “wayfinding” navigation system for getting around the downtown campus.
But this publication can only provide a glimpse of what the new facility has to offer. For more in-depth coverage, I invite you to explore our Web site (mvh.org/tower) where there are text, photo and video links to the building’s many facets.
Less than three years since the new patient tower was announced, it has become a reality, thanks in part to the visionary input of hundreds of MVH staff members and physicians. As has always been the case, their guidance and support made my job easier. Thus it is with mixed feelings that I am leaving – albeit on a very high note – my current position.
But, I am not going far.
I have accepted a new position with MVH’s parent company, Premier Health. As executive vice president and chief operating officer, I’ll be able to support healthcare excellence among all the hospitals in the Premier network, the largest healthcare system in southwest Ohio.
I’m delighted my replacement will be Bobbie Gerhart, MVH’s current chief operating officer. She will be an able leader as MVH begins a new era of service and excellence.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Miami Valley Hospital