WHIO-TV Kicks Off Move It To Lose It

Published: Saturday, April 29, 2006 @ 9:39 AM
Updated: Saturday, April 29, 2006 @ 9:42 AM

The Move It To Lose It community initiative kicked off on Saturday morning at three locations around the Miami Valley.

The initiative of the "Move It To Lose It" campaign is to create an ongoing community initiative to address health issues of obesity and lack of exercise in the Miami Valley that is no cost to the individual, success-oriented and fun. The goal of the campaign is for individuals, families and businesses around the Miami Valley to lose a combined 6,000 pounds over the 6-month period.

Cox Arboretum and Gardens Metropark was the site of the kick-off as thousands of residents from around the Miami Valley prepared to take off the pounds this summer.

NewsChopper 7, along with television personalities from WHIO-TV and the program’s sponsors, which include Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Middletown Regional Hospital, McGohan-Brabender and Dasani water, were on hand for the program’s kickoff.

Two other locations in the Miami Valley that participated in the event was 2nd Street Market and Carriage Hill Metropark.

All participates will receive a personal "Passport to Better Health Guide." Once a month, you can attend a Saturday "Walk & Weigh-In" to see how you are progressing. Each time you weigh in, you will register for prizes.

Each month, you can also go to Carriage Hill Metropark and the 2nd Street Market in downtown Dayton for your weigh in. Come out and take advantage of the beautiful walking trails at Cox Arboretum and Five Rivers Metro Parks, and "Move It for Better Health."

Special Section: Move It To Lose It

Local Mothers Can Donate Breast Milk

Published: Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 2:13 PM
Updated: Friday, August 01, 2008 @ 2:22 PM

August is National Breastfeeding Month and The Children's Medical Center of Dayton wants mothers to know their breast milk could help more than just their own children.

The donor milk depot at Dayton Children's is the regional collection stie for the Mothers' Milk Bank Of Ohio. The NICU at the hospital uses donor breast milk for infants weighing less than 1,500 grams or infants that still need special care.

"A mother's milk is definitely the first choice, but if it can't be used, donated milk is the next best option,"said Mari Jo Rosenbauer, RNC, lactation consultant for the Regional Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

Dayton Children's became a collection stie for the Mothers' Milk Bank Of Ohio in the spring of 2006 and began using donated breast milk for low-weight infants in November of that year.

"As a collection site, we accept all the donations for this region," Rosenbauer said. "When we get enough donations, the milk is taken to Columbus, where it is pasteurized and distributed to hospitals statewide that use donor milk for low-weight or at-risk infants."

42 babies locally have received donor milk at Dayton Children's Medical Center. Rosenbauer said there have been no reports of disease transmission from donor milk to an infant and there are no other known risks.


Premier Health, Tri-County North Partner

Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 @ 3:07 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 @ 3:07 PM

Premier Health Partners signed another long-term sponsorship deal with a local school district.

The deal is between Good Samaritan Hospital and the Board of Education at Tri-County North Local Schools, and is worth $630,000 over a 10-year period.

Under the terms of the agreement, Tri-County North will receive athletic training and sports medicine services from the Good Samaritan Hospital Sports Medicine Program.

This will be in exchange for naming rights at the school’s athletic field, which will be called Good Samaritan field.

Medical Mutual To Drop Premier Health

Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 3:22 PM
Updated: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 @ 3:22 PM

A health insurance company is dropping a local hospital network because they said it is too expensive.

Medical Mutual will no longer cover services within Premier Health Partners. Their agreement will come to an end on Jan. 1, 2010.

This is the third time in five years that a private health care insurer has ended its agreement with Premier Health Network

Premier Hospitals include Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital South.

Premier Health CEO Steps Down

Published: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 11:26 AM
Updated: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 @ 2:14 PM

The man at the helm of Premier Health Partners is stepping down.

Thomas Breitenbach, 63, will end his tenure with Premier Health Partners at the end of the year, according to our partners at the Dayton Daily News.

Premier Health Partners has grown to 14,000 employees since Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital joined forces in 1995 to create the Health Network.

That network now includes hospitals such as Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley South and the Upper Valley Medical Center.

James Pancoast will take over as head of Premier Health Partners beginning next year.