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McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford adds 3 new surgical suites

Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 5:18 PM


            McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s second phase of its “Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign” is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital. CONTRIBUTED
McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital’s second phase of its “Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign” is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital. CONTRIBUTED

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital announced today that the second phase of its “Growing To Meet Your Needs Campaign” is now complete with the opening of three new surgical suites at the Oxford hospital.

“We have brought state-of-the-art surgical facilities to Oxford,” said Brett Kirkpatrick, the hospital’s executive director. “These new rooms, along with providing a wider range of health care services for our community is making us more of a regional hospital than ever before. “Our patients now are being treated by specialized physicians in state-of-the-art environments without having to travel to Cincinnati, Indianapolis or Dayton.”

MORE: New partnerships bring more health care options to Oxford

Dr. Bryan McCullough, an orthopedic surgeon with the TriHealth Orthopedic and Sports Institute, said the new suites benefit “not only the surgeons, but all health-care workers at the hospital and most importantly, the patients and their families.”

The new suites are approximately 40 percent larger than the previous surgical rooms. That additional space allows for equipment setup during surgical procedures.

In addition, surgical staff can move equipment around more easily with less risk of contaminating the operating field, a move that hospital officials say will help continue to improve quality of care.

RELATED: New era begins at Oxford hospital

In the past two-and-a-half years since McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital became part of the TriHealth network, the hospital had added TriHealth cancer, digestive, surgical and heart institute physicians on campus.

TriHealth’s $17-million investment in Oxford has led to the expansion and improvement of clinical services and a newly renovated emergency department that opened last summer.

MORE: Oxford hospital completes first phase of ER department renovation

Investments have covered the spectrum from capital to enhanced clinical services and support of community initiatives in Oxford including:
  • $10 million dollar capital infusion into the hospital and other sites for a state-of-the-art information technology system;
  • $3.5 million to expand and improve clinical services and locations;
  • $2.5 million toward a capital campaign for new facilities; $1 million capital investment (immediate);
  • $500,000 over three years to support community initiatives.

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Rain continues into the morning; wet commute, reduced visibility expected

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 3:53 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the rain Wednesday and who could see some light freezing rain Thursday.

>> Record-breaking warmth this week 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain returns this morning, chance storm
  • Rounds of rain continue into weekend
  • Flood threat lingers

>> 5-Day Forecast

DETAILED FORECAST

TODAY: Rain with the chance for a few thunderstorms will continue to move into the Miami Valley this morning. The commute will likely be wet so drivers should slow down and watch for pockets of heavy rain that could drop visibility. A very mild morning, but temperatures drop during the day behind the cold front to the upper 30s and low 40s by the end of the afternoon. Rounds of rain showers continue through the afternoon and evening hours, but won’t be as heavy. The roads will stay wet for the drive home and it could get cold enough at night for some freezing rain to develop. 

>> County-by-County Weather

THURSDAY: Temperatures, especially in the northern Miami Valey, should drop below 32 degrees. Scattered rain showers in the morning will mix with freezing rain in some spots, however, temperatures will quickly climb to above freezing, limiting any major impact. Road temperature may also stay warm enough to limit problems, but conditions could get slick briefly in some areas. The rest of the day will be dry in most cities as highs reach the upper 40s. 

FRIDAY: Another wave of energy will bring widespread showers back to the Miami Valley. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 50s. Rain may fall heavy in some spots, keeping the flood threat elevated for low lying cities, creeks, and streams. 

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

SATURDAY: We’ll see scattered showers at times, especially in the afternoon. A breezy day with highs in the upper 50s. 

SUNDAY: Morning showers come to an end with it being windy and cooler at times as highs peak in the low 50s. These temperatures will drop quickly into the evening. 

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Alabama police officer shot, killed; suspect dead

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:36 AM

Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa. (Photo credit: Mobile Police Department)
Mobile Police Department
Mobile Police Officer Justin Billa. (Photo credit: Mobile Police Department)(Mobile Police Department)

An Alabama police officer who was shot Tuesday night has died, authorities say.

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Dayton traffic from the WHIO Traffic Center

Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 3:49 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 5:03 AM

2 lanes of I-75N closed after two-vehicle crash
2 lanes of I-75N closed after two-vehicle crash

Traffic issues can be reported by calling our newsroom at 937-259-2237 or tweeting @WHIOTraffic .

Traffic conditions are updated every six minutes on AM 1290 and News 95.7 FM.

Major Highway Incidents

  • No incidents to report

Surface Street Incidents 

  • At Limestone Street and Chesnut Avenue in Springfield, a serious single-vehicle crash was reported around 4:03 a.m. A traffic reconstruction team has been called to the scene.

>> RELATED: WHIO App-Winter

>> RELATED: Track the latest conditions in your neighborhood on our live WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Ongoing Construction & Other Closures 

Live look at highways on our traffic cameras here.

Latest traffic conditions are also available on our traffic map. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Keowee Street north of Stanley Avenue, bridge closed until 2019. The official detour is: Keowee Street to Stanley Avenue to I-75 to Wagner Ford Road and back to Dixie. More information is available here.
  • Stewart Street Ramp to US 35 East, RAMP CLOSURE March 28 - Sept 30, 2018. The official detour is: Stewart Street to Edwin C. Moses Boulevard to I-75 north to US 35 west to James H. McGee Blvd. to US 35 east.
  • I-75 north Ramp to US 35 west and east, Lane width restriction until Apr. 1, 2018. One lane will remain open on the ramp with a width of 11 feet.

SHELBY COUNTY

  • SR 47 between Fifth Avenue and Wilkinson Avenue, Lane closures Jan. 21 - Nov. 27. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. 

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Driver extricated, highway reopens after crash on SB I-75 

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 1:37 AM
Updated: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 4:42 AM

Crash on I-75 near Needmore Road exit

UPDATE @ 3:40 a.m: All lanes on southbound I-75 have reopened following a crash early Wednesday morning.

The driver was taken to Miami Valley Hospital by CareFlight, and is listed in stable condition.

>> Dayton traffic from the WHIO traffic center

UPDATE @ 3:03 a.m: After nearly two hours, the driver of a vehicle that went off the road on southbound I-75 has been extricated from the vehicle.

The interstate has been shut down for over an hour between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road.

The extrication of the driver took hours because a guard rail went into the door of the vehicle. 

Per initial reports, the individual will be transported by Careflight to Miami Valley Hospital.

We will continue to monitor when the highway reopens. 

UPDATE @ 2:09 a.m: One person is still trapped inside of their vehicle after it went off the road on southbound I-75 Wednesday morning, according to Ohio Highway State Patrol, Dayton Post. 

OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Coroner’s identify two men shot to death at Harrison Twp. auto dealership

Harrison Twp. emergency crews are working to extricate the driver from the vehicle in order to be transported to Miami Valley Hospital via Careflight. Though he is trapped, he appears in stable condition, according to officials.

The single-vehicle crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. and due to the entrapment, Careflight was requested to the scene, shutting the interstate down between Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road exits.

I-75 has been shut down for about 45 minutes and officials believe it should reopen in the next 30 minutes once Careflight lifts off the ground. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 

UPDATE @ 1:50 a.m: Soutbound I-75 between the Needmore Road and Wagner Ford Road exits is shut down after a crash occurred early Wednesday morning. 

INITIAL REPORT

Careflight has been requested to a crash with reports of entrapment on southbound I-75 near the Needmore Road exit early Wednesday morning.

The incident was dispatched around 1:20 a.m., per initial reports.

The Needmore Road exit ramp is currently closed and with Careflight on their way to the scene, this will likely shut the highway down.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and will update this story with more details. 

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