Kettering Health | Strive | Spring 2023

Kettering Health is committed to providing the best care to our community. AT OUR BEST Kettering College creates community health worker program The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded Kettering College a grant to create and implement a community health-worker training program. Community health workers (CHWs) are grassroots health workers who live in the communities they serve, partnering with friends, families, and neighbors to bring reliable health information and services to underresourced communities. The college will develop the first apprenticeship program for CHWs in the Dayton region and implement a continuing education program for current CHWs. These efforts focus on increasing the presence of CHWs in Dayton and Trotwood, where many under-resourced people of color live. We’re proud to be part of this initiative to help support our communities in getting and staying healthy. Kettering Health Hamilton verified as a Level III Trauma Center Kettering Health Hamilton has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes our dedication to providing prompt, expert emergency care. Level III trauma centers have • 24-hour coverage with emergency medicine physicians and prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists • Comprehensive quality assessment programs • Continued education for nursing and allied health professionals • Transfer agreements for patients who need more comprehensive care Centerville Health Center now open Kettering Health continues to expand access to care in the Centerville community with a new health center. The Centerville Health Center provides a spectrum of services, including primary care and specialty care: • Cardiology • OB-GYN services, staffed by certified nurse-midwives • Lab and imaging (with a referral from a Kettering Health Medical Group provider) 15