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Dayton VA opioid prescriptions down 44 percent
 New data shows veterans in the Dayton area are being prescribed far less opioids than they were five years ago. The opioid prescribing rate at the Dayton VA Medical Center fell 44 percent over the last five years, according to data released this month by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The report showed that 20 percent of prescriptions...

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New data shows veterans in the Dayton area are being prescribed far less opioids than they were five years ago. The opioid prescribing rate at the Dayton VA Medical Center fell 44 percent over the last five years, according to data released this month by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The report showed that 20 percent of prescriptions...
Hospital plans Dayton job fair
 Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to hold a career fair. The pediatric hospital is holding a job fair 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton Children’s to add mental health wing Positions include staff nurses, clinical support, clerical support, respiratory therapists, physical therapists...

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Dayton Children’s Hospital is planning to hold a career fair. The pediatric hospital is holding a job fair 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Marriott at the University of Dayton. RELATED: Dayton Children’s to add mental health wing Positions include staff nurses, clinical support, clerical support, respiratory therapists, physical therapists...
SPECIAL REPORT: Empty beds, high costs led to Good Sam closing
 The announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will close before the end of the year comes as hospital networks reinvent themselves in an increasingly competitive health care landscape that values outpatient settings over inpatient stays. About half of the beds at Good Sam are empty. Miami Valley Hospital, also operated by Premier Health,...

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The announcement that Good Samaritan Hospital will close before the end of the year comes as hospital networks reinvent themselves in an increasingly competitive health care landscape that values outpatient settings over inpatient stays. About half of the beds at Good Sam are empty. Miami Valley Hospital, also operated by Premier Health,...
Tough decisions led to Good Samaritan Hospital closing
 For months, a group of Premier Health executives contemplated closing Good Samaritan Hospital and the night before the announcement the health system’s board of trustees made the final decision to close the 85-year-old hospital. A day after the announcement that left many shocked in the community, Premier Health leaders on Thursday...

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For months, a group of Premier Health executives contemplated closing Good Samaritan Hospital and the night before the announcement the health system’s board of trustees made the final decision to close the 85-year-old hospital. A day after the announcement that left many shocked in the community, Premier Health leaders on Thursday...
Good Samaritan final decision made night before announcement
 Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of 2018. Premier Health announced on Wednesday that the hospital, based on the northwest side of Dayton, will shut down by the end of 2018. The health network — the largest private employer in the region — said the closure is “part of Premier Health’s new strategic...

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Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton will close by the end of 2018. Premier Health announced on Wednesday that the hospital, based on the northwest side of Dayton, will shut down by the end of 2018. The health network — the largest private employer in the region — said the closure is “part of Premier Health’s new strategic...
Premier Health to close Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton 
 A city that has had its share of economic body blows took another one Wednesday with the news that Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northwest Dayton neighborhood where it has served as an anchor for nearly a century. The shocking news, announced Wednesday morning by Dayton-based...

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A city that has had its share of economic body blows took another one Wednesday with the news that Good Samaritan Hospital will close its doors by the end of the year and move 1,600 jobs out of the northwest Dayton neighborhood where it has served as an anchor for nearly a century. The shocking news, announced Wednesday morning by Dayton-based...
UD researcher wins national recognition
 A University of Dayton biologist won a $439,499 grant to research retinal disease and birth defects in the human eye. Amit Singh was awarded the grant from the National Institute of Health and will use the fruit fly eye model to determine how genes regulate the process of transforming a single layer of cells into a three-dimensional organ...

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A University of Dayton biologist won a $439,499 grant to research retinal disease and birth defects in the human eye. Amit Singh was awarded the grant from the National Institute of Health and will use the fruit fly eye model to determine how genes regulate the process of transforming a single layer of cells into a three-dimensional organ...
Surprised by out-of-network medical bill? Tell us your story
 Going to an in-network hospital doesn’t always prevent patients from getting an out-of-network medical bill. If you go to an emergency room at a hospital within your insurance network, you could still get care from a doctor who does not have a contract with your insurer and end up with an unexpected bill where you have to pay a greater...

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Going to an in-network hospital doesn’t always prevent patients from getting an out-of-network medical bill. If you go to an emergency room at a hospital within your insurance network, you could still get care from a doctor who does not have a contract with your insurer and end up with an unexpected bill where you have to pay a greater...
Middletown manufacturer buys Springboro site for $3.675M
 The owner of a Middletown manufacturer has bought the former Springboro distribution center of MCM Electronics for nearly $3.7 million. Mark Booker, owner of Advanced Design Solutions at 1701 Reinartz Blvd., said he could use the newly acquired building at 405 S. Pioneer Blvd. to expand his Middletown business or as an investment property...

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The owner of a Middletown manufacturer has bought the former Springboro distribution center of MCM Electronics for nearly $3.7 million. Mark Booker, owner of Advanced Design Solutions at 1701 Reinartz Blvd., said he could use the newly acquired building at 405 S. Pioneer Blvd. to expand his Middletown business or as an investment property...
Hospitalizations explode: Flu season may be worst in years
 A local 4-year-old’s death last week was a stark reminder about the dangers of the flu, which has quickly spread in Ohio as children returned to school and adults went back to work following the holiday break. Ohio had almost 1,750 new confirmed flu-related hospitalizations during the first week of January, bringing the total number...

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A local 4-year-old’s death last week was a stark reminder about the dangers of the flu, which has quickly spread in Ohio as children returned to school and adults went back to work following the holiday break. Ohio had almost 1,750 new confirmed flu-related hospitalizations during the first week of January, bringing the total number...
University to open Trotwood satellite office
 Central State University is planning a new satellite office in Trotwood. The new location in the Trotwood Civic and Cultural Arts Center will bring agricultural programming to the northwest Montgomery County suburb. “As a land-grant institution, our Extension and Research activities bring vital and practical information to agricultural...

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Central State University is planning a new satellite office in Trotwood. The new location in the Trotwood Civic and Cultural Arts Center will bring agricultural programming to the northwest Montgomery County suburb. “As a land-grant institution, our Extension and Research activities bring vital and practical information to agricultural...