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Kettering Adventist HealthCare Opens Seventh Ohio Hospital

Story by KAHC Staff
Published 4/16/2012

After a ceremonial lighting of the Emergency Department sign and a blast of fireworks, Kettering Adventist HealthCare (KAHC) opened the doors to its seventh hospital, the Indu and Raj Soin Medical Center located in Beavercreek, Ohio. Two days earlier, 64 participants came together to bless the hospital’s 280 rooms and 319 employees. Twenty-one religious communities were represented through clergy and lay liaisons of the Greene County community, as well as Kettering Adventist HealthCare, Kettering College, the University of Dayton, the military and various Seventh-day Adventist churches of the Greater Dayton area.
In an email to leaders, Belinda Mallett, vice president for Patient Care, wrote: “Response from our patients and their families has been phenomenal. They appreciate the energetic, helpful and smiling staff; they love the healing, restful environment; they have enjoyed eating the great food in the cafeteria; and, above, all can feel the spirit of caring from every person they have had contact with.”

Top of the Line Patient Interactive Software

The Soin Hospital is outfitted with the GetWellNetwork, an interactive software system that uses the bedside TV to entertain, educate and allow patients to be more actively engaged in their care. The software exchanges data with the KAHC’s existing health information technology, Epic, to document all patient choices. Patients will take a more active role in their care process by learning more about their condition, communicating with caregivers, preparing for discharge and caring for themselves at home. Each patient will be prompted on their TV to read, respond and acknowledge specific information regarding their stay.

Patients will also have the opportunity to order room service, fill their discharge prescriptions and shop at the gift shop all with a click of a button from the comfort of their bed. Patients can also entertain themselves with access to Facebook, a variety of movies and a range of games.

Building Details

It took the construction crew more than 38,000 hours during a year and a half of construction to complete the facility. They excavated more than 119,665 cubic-yards of dirt, which would fill 11,966 dump trucks. Contractors poured more than 17,520 cubic sq. yards of concrete, equivalent to 35,048 tons or more than 70 million pounds. Painters applied 4,050 gallons of paint, enough to paint approximately 150 residential homes. The electrical wire, if stretched out, is 420 miles, which would cover the distance between Columbus, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. Each piece, like the making of a puzzle, created a healing environment.

Some Opening Day Stats:
ED visits: 31
Inpatient admissions: 5
CT scans: 7
Diagnostic X-rays: 20
Echocardiogram: 1
Total Lab Tests: 91