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Centerville medical center geared toward older adults
 Kettering Health Network on Tuesday opened a medical center for adults who are 55 years and older. “The Years Ahead Health Center” at 6661 Clyo Road, Centerville, will start accepting patients Dec. 10 and have services designed for baby boomers and older adults. MORE: Local patients rush for surgery before end of year The 22,000-square-foot...

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Kettering Health Network on Tuesday opened a medical center for adults who are 55 years and older. “The Years Ahead Health Center” at 6661 Clyo Road, Centerville, will start accepting patients Dec. 10 and have services designed for baby boomers and older adults. MORE: Local patients rush for surgery before end of year The 22,000-square-foot...
Local patients rush for surgery before end of year
 Surgery and medical appointments are filling up at local offices as patients who have met their deductibles rush to get treatment before the clock resets Jan. 1. Deductibles — what consumers pay before their insurance plan starts to pay — as well as other out-of-pocket medical expenses have grown, leading some patients to make...

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Surgery and medical appointments are filling up at local offices as patients who have met their deductibles rush to get treatment before the clock resets Jan. 1. Deductibles — what consumers pay before their insurance plan starts to pay — as well as other out-of-pocket medical expenses have grown, leading some patients to make...
BEHIND THE SCENES: How Dorothy Lane Market preps for Thanksgiving
 Dorothy Lane Market — with stores in Springboro, Oakwood and Washington Twp. — puts hundreds of manhours into preparing and selling more than 5,000 turkeys, 2,000 pumpkin pies, 6,000 pounds of green beans and more for Thanksgiving. Last week, the Dayton Daily News was given a tour of the operations behind Dorothy Lane’s...

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Dorothy Lane Market — with stores in Springboro, Oakwood and Washington Twp. — puts hundreds of manhours into preparing and selling more than 5,000 turkeys, 2,000 pumpkin pies, 6,000 pounds of green beans and more for Thanksgiving. Last week, the Dayton Daily News was given a tour of the operations behind Dorothy Lane’s...
What’s your hospital’s safety rating? Search latest Leapfrog grades
 Local hospitals just received new safety grades from the nonprofit health care watchdog Leapfrog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based off of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. MORE: Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center Here’s what each hospital...

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Local hospitals just received new safety grades from the nonprofit health care watchdog Leapfrog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based off of 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. MORE: Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center Here’s what each hospital...
Some Dayton-area hospital safety grades slip
 Half of the hospitals in the Dayton metro area saw their safety ratings slip in the latest round of scoring by Leapfrog, a nonprofit health care watchdog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based on 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Hospitals receive a letter grade between A and F...

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Half of the hospitals in the Dayton metro area saw their safety ratings slip in the latest round of scoring by Leapfrog, a nonprofit health care watchdog. The Leapfrog ratings come out in the fall and spring each year and are based on 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data. Hospitals receive a letter grade between A and F...
Health system, which owns Premier Health stake, close to mega-merger
 Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns a 22 percent stake in Dayton’s Premier Health, is changing its name and close to completing a merger with another large hospital system. CHI and Dignity Health’s merger will create a $28.4 billion health care system, which will be the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital company by...

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Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns a 22 percent stake in Dayton’s Premier Health, is changing its name and close to completing a merger with another large hospital system. CHI and Dignity Health’s merger will create a $28.4 billion health care system, which will be the nation’s largest nonprofit hospital company by...
Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates
 Fewer than 30 percent of patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital last year had a flu shot, prompting the hospital to now have flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. The vaccination rate is a “disturbingly low percentage,” said Dr. Sherman Alter, chief of the hospital’s division of infectious...

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Fewer than 30 percent of patients at Dayton Children’s Hospital last year had a flu shot, prompting the hospital to now have flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. The vaccination rate is a “disturbingly low percentage,” said Dr. Sherman Alter, chief of the hospital’s division of infectious...
UD, Premier launch exclusive dietetics program
 There will be more openings for dietetic internships in the area through a new business deal between University of Dayton and Premier Health. The graduate degree program at UD and dietetic internship deal with Dayton-based Premier — which operates Miami Valley Hospital — will gradually increase the annual local internship openings...

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There will be more openings for dietetic internships in the area through a new business deal between University of Dayton and Premier Health. The graduate degree program at UD and dietetic internship deal with Dayton-based Premier — which operates Miami Valley Hospital — will gradually increase the annual local internship openings...
Survey to study health needs of aging LGBTQ Dayton-area residents
 A local survey will seek to understand the health needs of aging LGBTQ residents in the Dayton area. It is the first large-scale effort with a rigorous, academic approach to gather data on the population living in Montgomery County and others nearby. “We want to take the pulse of the health and needs of our LGBTQ+ community to see where...

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A local survey will seek to understand the health needs of aging LGBTQ residents in the Dayton area. It is the first large-scale effort with a rigorous, academic approach to gather data on the population living in Montgomery County and others nearby. “We want to take the pulse of the health and needs of our LGBTQ+ community to see where...
Dayton Children’s gets approval from accreditation agency
 Dayton Children’s Hospital is fully accredited by a leading industry rating agency after a preliminary denial earlier this year. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits hospitals and other health care businesses, had updated the hospital’s accreditation status following a survey at the hospital on Oct. 30. CEO Deborah...

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Dayton Children’s Hospital is fully accredited by a leading industry rating agency after a preliminary denial earlier this year. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit that accredits hospitals and other health care businesses, had updated the hospital’s accreditation status following a survey at the hospital on Oct. 30. CEO Deborah...
Premier doctors will move to new, larger Beavercreek medical center
 Construction work has started on a $9 million Beavercreek medical center. Premier Health’s latest primary and specialty care office broke ground Monday at Lakeview Drive and North Fairfield Road and should open late 2019. Catching up? Read our latest coverage of Premier construction • Premier Health to build 2 new large medical...

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Construction work has started on a $9 million Beavercreek medical center. Premier Health’s latest primary and specialty care office broke ground Monday at Lakeview Drive and North Fairfield Road and should open late 2019. Catching up? Read our latest coverage of Premier construction • Premier Health to build 2 new large medical...