Christ Hospital’s new Liberty Twp. facility to include birthing center

Published: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 2:44 PM
Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

The Christ Hospital Health Network will bring a family birthing center to the medical center now under construction in Liberty Twp. CONTRIBUTED
The Christ Hospital Health Network will bring a family birthing center to the medical center now under construction in Liberty Twp. CONTRIBUTED

The Christ Hospital Health Network will bring a family birthing center to its medical center under construction in Liberty Twp., adding yet another Butler County option for expecting mothers.

Christ Hospital broke ground on The Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township in October 2015. It is slated to open in early 2018.

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The Cincinnati-based health network’s birthing center joins other maternity options in the Butler and Warren County medical building boom.

West Chester Hospital opened its maternity unit in 2015; Atrium Medical Center in Middletown recently unveiled its $1 million investment in a natural childbirth center; and Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital’s Family Birthing Center completed a $6 million renovation to mark the 20th anniversary of its birthing center.

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“Butler County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state,” said Kendall Herold, spokeswoman for The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Part of the The Christ Hospital mission is to provide high-quality, convenient services close to where our consumers live. This service will help fill a need for the families in the area to be cared for by the most preferred doctors in the region.”

The new medical center will create approximately 300 new jobs, including nursing, imaging, and entry level opportunities. Hiring is scheduled to start in late summer.

More than 30 of those 300 jobs will be in the new birthing center, which will include nine labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum and nursing rooms, four private special care nursery rooms, and two dedicated cesarean section birthing rooms, Herold said.

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Nine women’s health physicians will also be practicing at the birthing center.

“Whether you are a new mom, or have had children before, the Family Birthing Center at The Christ Hospital Medical Center-Liberty Township is dedicated to providing the finest patient experiences for one of the most important moments of life,” said Dr. Robert Stephens, executive director of women’s health services at The Christ Hospital Health Network.

The plan for the center was developed and refined as part of the health network’s strategic plan in 2013, Herold said.

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“This is our first off-campus ob/gyn unit in the network,” she said. “We believe the (labor, delivery, recovery, post-partum) model will meet the patient experience our patients expect and have received for more than 127 years.

The new medical center will be home to the only cesarean section birth viewing room in the region, allowing families to be in the room with the mother during a planned cesarean section birth with prior permission from the physician.

The birthing center will also offer natural childbirth amenities, including hydrotherapy and extra-large showers with seats in patient rooms. Inpatient and outpatient lactation services are also offered.

INSIDE LOOK: $1.7M home with indoor pool for sale in Washington Twp.

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 9:53 AM

1658 W. Alex Bell Road
1658 W. Alex Bell Road

An Italian-inspired home on West Alex Bell Road is for sale for $1.7 million in Washington Twp.

The home, located at 1658 West Alex Bell Road, sites on more than seven acres of land — overlooking thickly wooded areas and Hole’s Creek. The architecture of the home features multiple arches, wide limestone columns, walls of windows and glass doors.

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The home offers 6,130 square feet of space with an indoor swimming pool, tennis court and a guest home with a private driveway. There are also 50 sconces around the home, including custom-made ones in the foyer. The kitchen also has a six-burner gas cooktop with double ovens under a counter and a custom-built wine rack. The side buffet counter offers a wet bar and upper display cabinets.

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)
1658 W. Alex Bell Road(Staff Writer)

Price: $1,695,000

Directions: West on Alex Bell Road, left before Chartwell Drive

Highlights:About 6,130 sq. ft., 3-plus bedrooms, 3 full baths, gated estate, 7.6 acres, indoor pool, Italianate architecture, 1998 ranch, study, addition in 2003, multi-purpose room, 7 fireplaces, patio, screened porches, veranda, custom-designed lighting, attached 3-car garage, updated ranch guest house with 4-car garage

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Moraine-based wholesaler celebrates growth, new office

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:43 PM

Besides Miamisburg’s 200,000-square-foot distribution center, seen here, Winsupply has similar centers in Middletown, Conn., Aurora, Colo. and in Prince George, Va. THOMAS GNAU/STAFF
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Moraine-based Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has opened a new Winsupply company in Franklin, Tenn., its fifth new company of 2017.

Winsupply of Franklin will serve plumbing contractors in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States, and throughout greater Nashville, the company said Friday.

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The construction and industrial goods wholesaler operates on a unique business model, sharing risk and equity with partner companies — more than 580 of them — in 45 states.

The newly announced location has a new 3,000-square foot plumbing showroom, Winsupply said.

Local Winsupply companies meet the needs of local customers while the overall company provides local units with centralized support and goods.

Dozens of Joe's Crab Shack restaurants abruptly close

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:17 PM



Franz Marc Frei/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images
(Franz Marc Frei/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images)

Dozens of Joe’s Crab Shack locations across the United States abruptly closed without warning amidst its parent company’s bankruptcy proceedings.

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Calls to a location in Duluth, Georgia, went unanswered Thursday afternoon, and restaurant review site Yelp deemed it closed based on user feedback. The Gwinnett site is also not listed on the company’s website.

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The Duluth location was included in a list of the 41 locations that closed without advance warning to employees, originally reported by Consumerist. The list included restaurants in nearly 20 states, including Florida, Oklahoma and Texas.

Joe’s Crab Shack’s parent company, Ignite Restaurant Group, did not return a request for comment. Ignite filed for bankruptcy in June. Landry’s, Inc. won an auction this month to acquire Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern and Tap brands from Ignite for $57 million.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk and WSBTV.com contributed to this report.

Wright State gets grant for opioid addiction training

Published: Friday, August 18, 2017 @ 3:07 PM


            Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has been awarded a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum and a $80,000 supplemental grant for medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has been awarded a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum and a $80,000 supplemental grant for medically assisted treatment for opioid addiction.

An $80,000 federal grant will help train local phyisicians on medically assisted treatment of opioid addiction.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was awarded it to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, along with a $499,095 grant toward the school’s primary care curriculum.

The one-year supplemental grant toward medically assisted addiction treatment will help Binder and an interdisciplinary team to develop elective coursework in opioid use disorder and medically assisted treatment.

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“In Ohio, unintentional drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death. In Montgomery and Greene counties, unintentional drug overdose rates increased by more than 100 percent since 2010,” said Dr. S. Bruce Binder, associate professor and interim chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Boonshoft School of Medicine. Binder is the principal investigator of the supplemental grant.

“By expanding the number of trained physicians, nurses and physician assistants to provide medical assisted treatment, we can more effectively address the opioid epidemic in Montgomery and Greene counties in addition to the rural counties affiliated with the Wright State University-Lake Campus in Celina,” he said in a statment from Wright State.

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The interdisciplinary team working on the grant project includes faculty members from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research in addition to the Wright State College of Nursing and Health, Wright State School of Professional Psychology and the Kettering College Physician Assistant Program.

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