Programs & Events
The Margin of Excellence
The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation uses the above phrase to describe its efforts to fund programs and services that go above and beyond the definition of standard healthcare. In line with our mission to help the Miami Valley Hospital provide superior quality of care and comfort for all, we identify programs that would not be possible without charitable giving and provide the means necessary to directly contribute to an improved quality of life for Miami Valley Hospital patients.
The Donor-Funding Process
Throughout the year, various hospital units and programs submit requests for funding equipment, programs, enhanced services, etc. Once a year, in consultation with hospital management, the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation’s Board of Trustees conducts a thorough and careful screening process of said proposals and allocates funds to patient programs that were not covered under the hospital’s operating budget.
Current Funding Priorities
Funding Priorities Programs for 2023
Thanks to undesignated contributions from throughout the community, these important programs and services are available for patients at Miami Valley Hospital. The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation board of trustees allocated funding for the following programs for 2023.
Hercules Patient Repositioner
The Hercules system allows any staff member to independently move patients up in their beds, which decreases wait times and delays in patient care and preserves the patient’s dignity. Similar to a conveyor belt, the Hercules system moves a bedsheet on the patient’s bed, shifting them into a more upright position. Additionally, the repositioner can be operated by one person and does not require additional staff to move a patient, reducing boosting injuries for staff who have lifting restrictions. According to a recent study, 20 percent of nurses have left the health care industry as a result of lifting restrictions. Funding will purchase Hercules patient repositioners in units based on need/patient needs at Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South.
Swisslog Tube System Upgrade
Comprised of 110 stations, the Miami Valley Hospital pneumatic tube network is a material transport system that guarantees fast and safe delivery of medication, blood, and lab samples across the hospital. Since being installed in 1982, it is projected the system is used more than 10,000 times per day at the main hospital campus and saves up to 200 hours of manual transport every day. After more than 40 years, the tube system is beginning to show its age as many of the replacement parts are no longer available. Funding from the Foundation will replace a majority of the mechanical parts and convert the tube system to a more reliable and current network, ensuring medications and lab tests are delivered on time.
Emergency Department Garage Fencing
The Southwest Garage at Miami Valley Hospital has 77 parking spaces that serve the Level I Trauma Center’s Emergency Department. Funding from the Foundation will enhance safety for visitors and patients by adding a nine-foot fence around the perimeter of the top level of the garage parking deck. The barricade will cover all three sides of the ED parking deck, consisting of 110 feet.
Qgenda On-Call System
In 2022, the Foundation initiated funding for a new system that manages on-call clinician schedules across Miami Valley Hospital campuses. This new service, which will continue being funded by the Foundation in 2023, improves our hospital’s provider communication and accessibility. The Qgenda system provides physician offices and individual groups the ability to maintain their own coverage schedule for hospital patients in a single location. The new software will also provide faster retrieval of contact information for each provider, which will reduce delays in seeking consultation.
EPIC Research Module
Premier Health uses EPIC as its electronic medical records system. EPIC also includes functionality specifically designed to support research and the unique needs it requires. Foundation funding will purchase access to the research module, providing patients with enhanced education through EPIC’s MyChart on potential trials related to their case. Additionally, it will document administrative information about specific studies and track patient enrollment statuses to support the needs of research coordinators, as well as clinical care.
Special Fundraising Opportunities and Events
The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation hosts special events and initiatives throughout the year that support patient programs and services. Register and/or sponsor individual events at the links below. (Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of following fundraising events for the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation.)
The Dr. Mukul S. Chandra Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
The Miami Valley Hospital Foundation is raising funds for the project which will include the cost of the renovation, the acquisition of new exercise equipment and innovative technologies, and to allow for future expansion of the rehab program at Miami Valley Hospital South. Learn more > Donate >
Berry Refresh The Berry Women’s Health Pavilion opened as a state-of-the-art maternity facility on July 16, 1990. The building is getting a refresh this fall, and donor opportunities will be available to support our tiniest patients and their families. Learn more > Donate >
Promise to Hope A program dedicated to improving health outcomes for newborns exposed to opiate drugs during fetal development, Promise to Hope seeks to decrease the infant mortality rate for babies, reduce the use of emergency medical resources by opiate-addicted mothers, and decrease the amount of time newborns spend in the hospital. To impact as many families as possible, Miami Valley Hospital is partnering with Alcohol and Other Drug organizations in our community to provide medication-assisted treatment for mother and withdrawal treatment for infants. Services are provided post-partum for three to nine months. The program provides care coordination and case management not covered by AOD or Medicaid. Learn more > Donate >
|Champions of Hope|
|Date & Time: 10/11/2022, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm|
With proceeds benefiting programs that serve Miami Valley Hospital cancer patients, this uplifting celebration salutes the efforts of a courageous survivor, an outstanding medical professional, a person of inspiration, and an extraordinary caregiver. In video profiles and live remarks, the deeply personal stories of these honorees lift your spirit and your heart.
|The Valley Classic|
|Date & Time: 07/31/2023, 11:00 am|
|Location: NCR Country Club|
This annual golf tournament was held at the NCR Country Club in Dayton. Proceeds benefit diabetes patient education through the Bull Family Diabetes Center.
|Emmett's Place: Discovering Gems of Dayton at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery|
|Date & Time: 09/30/2023, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm|
Just steps away from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Berry Women’s Center at Miami Valley Hospital’s main campus, Emmett’s Place is an area of respite and hospitality for the immediate family members of newborn infants who are hospitalized in the NICU, and for hospitalized pregnant women and their families experiencing a longer than usual hospitalization.
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