By Tristan Navera – Dayton Business Journal
Kettering Health Network is finishing a $3.2 million project to upgrade its neurological facilities in Kettering Medical Center.
The hospital has furnished a new 23-bed unit for neurological patient care, with three rooms dedicated to seizure diagnosis. The upgrades also add to diagnostic capacity and help the hospital with therapy, stroke care, and other maladies. Kettering Medical Center and several of its affiliated hospitals have been designated as a comprehensive stroke center and it said in a statement the upgrades will help treat the brain-related maladies.
It means more investment in neuroscience for the Dayton area, where several other efforts are underway to expand local brainpower for medical research into the brain. Among them is the Neuroscience Engineering Collaborative building under construction at Wright State University which is a collaboration with Premier Health.
“This unit is a critical part of our overall strategy to build upon our highly successful and nationally recognized neuroscience program,” says Sally Grady, director of Neurosciences for Kettering Medical Center, in a statement. “Our teams of physicians, nurses and scientists use innovative technology and advanced approaches to diagnose and treat the most routine to the most complex neurological disorders.”
Work was completed by Danis Building Construction, and included private rooms, flooring, walls, beds and other fixtures with an eye on risk reduction and comfort.