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ProHealth Magazine

Volume 32 - Number 1, 2012

2012 1 - Trauma UnitMVH’s Level l Trauma Unit - From Crash Survivor to College Student

Gerhart HSSpring came early to the Miami Valley. Thus, it was a warm, sunny day on March 11 when we held the ribbon cutting and open house for the new five-story addition at Miami Valley Hospital South.

The weather and the chance to tour the spacious private patient rooms and areas devoted to orthopedic, medical/surgical and spine care attracted a large crowd of people from the surrounding communities. The new expansion was built for them – so they could experience closer to home the same excellent health care available at MVH’s downtown campus.

It took 16 months from the addition’s conception to the ribbon cutting – quite a remarkable feat, but not surprising given the rapid development of the south campus, which opened its doors in 2007.

You can read more about the growth of MVHS in this issue of ProHealth. The article, on page 10, summarizes the continuous expansion of space and services that has taken place on the south campus, including the addition of maternity services this summer and the opening of a Comprehensive Cancer Center in early 2013.

As we continue to expand our physical facilities, we do so with the realization that they not only serve our patients but also the highly skilled physicians who are attracted to our hospitals by the modern facilities and the advanced technologies housed within.

A case in point is our ability to treat patients with complex esophageal and thoracic conditions. An article in this issue of ProHealth tells about a patient who recently underwent complex thoracic surgery atMVH – a procedure previously not readily available in Dayton.

This issue also highlights the lifesaving capabilities offered in our Level l trauma center and our Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The stories of teenage Sidney and toddler Julia speak volumes about the level of care available at Miami Valley Hospital. Their parents willingly gave permission to have their daughters’ stories told. As one parent put it, “I want everyone to know my daughter is alive and well today because of MVH. It’s one way I can increase awareness of the hospital’s capabilities and express my gratitude.”

Is it any wonder that my health care colleagues and I are so proud of our profession and our hospital?


Bobbie Gerhart
President and Chief Executive Officer
Miami Valley Hospital

2012 1 - Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery - Treating Acid Reflux and Hiatal Hernias

2012 1 - NICUCooling Treatment for Oxygen-Deprived Newborns - Available at MVH’s Level lll NICU

2012 1 MVHSMiami Valley Hospital South - Expanding To Meet Patient Needs