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ProHealth Magazine

Volume 31 - Number 3, 2011

2011 No 3 Advanced TreatmentUterine Cancer - Advanced Treatment Available Locally

Gerhart HSAs I look back at 2011, I feel a great deal of satisfaction and gratitude – and a sense of wonder – at what the MVH community has accomplished:

  • Opening the patient tower at the main campus and smoothly transitioning patients to the new cardiac and orthopedic centers
  • Converting shared patient rooms throughout MVH to 95 percent private rooms
  • Nearing completion of the five-story additionat Miami Valley Hospital South, with space for orthopedic, surgical and obstetrical care along with 40 private patient rooms
  • Breaking ground for the comprehensive Cancer Center at MVHS

This issue of ProHealth features patients who have benefitted greatly from advances in medicine such as Stereotaxis technology and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We are able to offer these treatments because of our recent expansions. We are also able to attract highly trained physicians and staff who want the best tools available to practice medicine.

In this issue, you’ll also read about the first paired kidney transplant performed at MVH and the wide range of care available at our Gynecologic Oncology Center. Both stories illustrate that, more than ever, local patients are able to obtain the treatment they need without leaving the Dayton area.

Our efforts to provide outstanding healthcare continue to gain recognition. Earlier this year, HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted source of healthcare provider information, named MVH among the top 5 percent in the nation for clinical excellence for the fifth consecutive year and among the top 5 percent in the nation for emergency medicine. In October, HealthGrades named MVH one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for cardiac care, cardiac surgery and critical care and among the top 5 percent for pulmonary care.

Recently, Press Ganey, a leader in measuring healthcare performance improvement, awarded MVHS’s Emergency Department and our outpatient satellite groups its Summit Award. And for the 16th consecutive year, Dayton-area consumers selected MVH as best in overall quality.

While such recognition is indeed welcome, MVH physicians, caregivers and volunteers have never been known to rest on their laurels. Instead, we are motivated to continue to fulfill our mission as the region’s leader in healthcare innovation and patient care.

Thank you for selecting MVH to serve you.

Bobbie Gerhart
President and Chief Executive Officer
Miami Valley Hospital

2011 No 3 TransplantPaired Kidney Transplant - A First in the Region – at MVH

2011 No 3 HOTWound Therapy - Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy

2011 No 3 CardiacCardiac Ablation - Better Results with Stereotaxis