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.

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

Moldy comforter among latest product recalls

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

 

The Hudson comforters by UGG under recall were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and may contain mold which could pose a risk of infection or respiratory issues in people with a mold allergy or compromised immune system. 

The comforters come in four colors: garnet, navy, grey and oatmeal. They were sold between August 2017 and October 2017. 

No injuries have been reported. 

If you have one don't use it and return it to the store for a full refund. Call Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966 for more information. 

 

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Multipro Baby Cradle N Swing bassinet sold on Amazon.com poses a fall and entrapment hazard for babies. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the bassinets fail to meet mandatory federal safety standards. 

It is recommended that you take the bassinet apart and throw it away. No injuries have been reported. 

Amazon has contacted purchasers and issued full refund gift cards. 

If you have one of these products and did not yet receive a refund contact Amazon at 888-280-4331. 

 

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Two Coldwater Creek snow globe models pose a fire hazard. 

The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports light refraction through the globes may melt or singe things placed near them. 

Once incident of damage has been reported. 

The Reindeer snow globe has the model number XC7484. 

The Vintage charm snow globe contains a silver snowman and has the model number 3WGL120. 

They were sold in Coldwater Creek stores and online. 

Stop using the snow globes and contact Coldwater Creek at 888-678 5576 to return the product for a full refund. 

 

The latest product recalls include a potentially moldy comforter, an unstable bassinette, and snow globes that could potentially cause a fire, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Fujifilm is recalling some digital camera power adapters because they could shock you. 

The adapter plug can break or crack exposing live electrical contacts, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

The AC-5VF power adaptors were sold with six Fujifilm digital camera models in stores and online. 

Don't use the adapter and contact Fujifilm at 833-613-1200 for a free replacement. 

No injuries have been reported. 

Spectrum reports TV streaming app service issues

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:54 PM

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Spectrum customers are reporting service interruptions while attempting to use the Spectrum TV app, the company said on Friday afternoon.

“Spectrum customers are experiencing a service interruption while attempting to use the Spectrum TV App. This is causing errors including incorrect login information. Technicians are working diligently to restore the service as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the company said on social media.

The issue was first reported by the company around 1 p.m. on Friday.

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Spectrum TV Stream customers can watch select TV content through the Spectrum TV app using Roku, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV or other compatible mobile device. Spectrum TV Stream customers can also view programming on SpectrumTV.com.

This news organization has reached out to Spectrum to see if any credits will be offered to impacted customers.

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Chamber welcomes new board members

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

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The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is welcoming new board of trustees members while thanking retiring members.

The new chamber board members are:

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Doug Anspach, Leadership Dayton chair and partner in Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Doug Barry, president of BarryStaff Inc.; Randy Domigan, director of Brady Ware; Cindy Gaboury, owner of Audio Etc.; Andy Horner, vice president, University of Dayton; Tami Kirby, of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur; Dan McCabe, chair, EPI Foundation; Mary Mierzejewski, chair, Generation Dayton; Anne Marie Singleton, consultant and shareholder, McGohan Brabender; and Steve Tieber, owner of the Dublin Pub

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The retiring board members are: Jerad Barnett, of Mills Morgan Development; Niki Chaudhry, Eric Joo, of Schueler Group; Brady Kress, president and CEO of Dayton History; John McCance, McCance Consulting Group, LLC.

The board consists of up to 50 local business leaders who carry out the business of the chamber according to its bylaws. The board meets quarterly in February, May, August and November. Members may serve up to three, two-year terms.

The chamber has about 2,700 members in nine counties around Dayton.

Amazon raises monthly Prime membership rate

Published: Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 3:09 PM

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The monthly membership fee for Amazon Prime rose Friday from $10.99 to $12.99.

Company officials said the annual membership will remain at $99 dollars.

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Monthly customers do not get access to Amazon Video, which costs $8.99 a month.

The last Prime subscription hike came in 2014, when Amazon increased its yearly membership from $79 to $99.

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The e-commerce company did not give a reason for the price increase.