Peggy O'Farrell

Peggy O'Farrell covers health care and health issues, including jobs, regulatory issues, emerging trends and public health issues. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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Miami Valley South campus growth continues
Bobbie Gerhart started her job as president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South in Jan. 2011.

8:16 PM Tuesday, Mar. 05, 2013

Bobbie Gerhart started her job as president and CEO of Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South in Jan. 2011.
New VA med center focuses on women’s health

2:00 AM Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center has officially opened its new Women Veterans Health & Wellness Center to better meet the needs of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran population. VA officials and veterans toured the new center last week — along with the expansion of its Prime Care Clinic — that will increase access...
Dayton VA directs focus to female veterans' needs
 The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center officially opened its new Women Veterans Health & Wellness Center Friday to better meet the needs of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran population. VA officials and veterans toured the new center — along with the expansion of its Prime Care Clinic — that will increase access to...

11:28 PM Friday, Nov. 16, 2012

The Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center officially opened its new Women Veterans Health & Wellness Center Friday to better meet the needs of the nation’s fastest-growing veteran population. VA officials and veterans toured the new center — along with the expansion of its Prime Care Clinic — that will increase access to...
Fully automated pharmacy marks grand opening
 A state-of-the-art automated pharmacy aims to improve safety, cut costs and improve efficiency for long-term care facility residents in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Remedi SeniorCare celebrated its grand opening Tuesday at its newest facility. The $10 million facility serves more than 8,000 residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities...

5:01 AM Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

A state-of-the-art automated pharmacy aims to improve safety, cut costs and improve efficiency for long-term care facility residents in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Remedi SeniorCare celebrated its grand opening Tuesday at its newest facility. The $10 million facility serves more than 8,000 residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities...
Kettering Health taps 1st female president
 Terri Day, a longtime executive in the faith-based Adventist heath care system in California and Ohio, was named Monday as the first woman president to lead the four-decade old Kettering Health Network. Day’s ascension to one of the top health care posts in the Miami Valley puts women at or near the top at Kettering, Premier Health...

1:02 AM Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012

Terri Day, a longtime executive in the faith-based Adventist heath care system in California and Ohio, was named Monday as the first woman president to lead the four-decade old Kettering Health Network. Day’s ascension to one of the top health care posts in the Miami Valley puts women at or near the top at Kettering, Premier Health...
Kettering Health Network names 1st woman president
 Terri Day was named today as the first woman president of Kettering Health Network, which operates eight hospitals in the Dayton and Butler County region. Day, a longtime executive with the Adventist faith-based heathcare system, will be responsible for providing operational oversight to align all hospitals and facilities in the network,...

5:28 PM Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Terri Day was named today as the first woman president of Kettering Health Network, which operates eight hospitals in the Dayton and Butler County region. Day, a longtime executive with the Adventist faith-based heathcare system, will be responsible for providing operational oversight to align all hospitals and facilities in the network,...
New CEO: Dayton Children’s future remains strong
 Deborah Feldman acknowledges she might seem an odd choice to run a hospital. She has a background in government, not health care. She never attended medical school. But Feldman’s choice as president and chief executive officer of Children’s Medical Center of Dayton reflects the changing dynamics of operating a small pediatric...

3:00 AM Monday, Nov. 12, 2012

Deborah Feldman acknowledges she might seem an odd choice to run a hospital. She has a background in government, not health care. She never attended medical school. But Feldman’s choice as president and chief executive officer of Children’s Medical Center of Dayton reflects the changing dynamics of operating a small pediatric...
Big decisions coming with health care reforms
 The nation’s controversial health-care reform law will likely move forward after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Key questions remain, though, even after Tuesday’s election gave the apparent go-ahead to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Pockets of state-level resistance may delay or stall the law in some...

12:36 AM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

The nation’s controversial health-care reform law will likely move forward after the re-election of President Barack Obama. Key questions remain, though, even after Tuesday’s election gave the apparent go-ahead to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Pockets of state-level resistance may delay or stall the law in some...
Ohio faces filling physician shortages in future
 By 2020, Ohio is expected to be short by just over 5,000 primary care physicians to take care of basic health needs. Nurse practitioners could help fill that shortage. But a number of barriers — a lack of nursing instructors at all levels, billing issues, regulatory limitations on practices and an ongoing tug-of-war with physicians...

5:00 AM Monday, Nov. 05, 2012

By 2020, Ohio is expected to be short by just over 5,000 primary care physicians to take care of basic health needs. Nurse practitioners could help fill that shortage. But a number of barriers — a lack of nursing instructors at all levels, billing issues, regulatory limitations on practices and an ongoing tug-of-war with physicians...
Countywide challenge aims to prevent holiday weight gain

4:00 AM Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012

On average, Americans gain a pound or two every year during the holidays. That might not sound like much, said Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jim Gross, but most people hold onto that weight — and might gain more — over the course of the next year. “That’s 20 to 40 pounds over 20 years,” he said. &ldquo...