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Kettering Health Network Opens NASA-like Command Center

This article first appeared on WDTN.com | Ethan Fitzgerald


KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - Kettering Health Network started construction on their 17,000 square-foot facility in August. 

The command center looks like something from NASA.



When 2 NEWS visited the facility in August, it was a hollow shell of what it is now. 

"Once we identified that this would be the place for our future network command center for operations, the build was able to happen quickly," said John Weimer, VP Emergency & Trauma Services at Kettering Health Network. 

Kettering Health Network will be able to track anything and everything coming in and out of their 120 outpatient and 10 emergency rooms that operate in 11 different counties. 

"We will be able to see real-time information, like a helicopter flying through the air. We will be able to track our ambulance fleets to see where they are. We can actually see through our entire health system - every open bed, what's the status, what patient is in it, if it's clean or if it's dirty," said Weimer.

Patient vitals and their background information will also be available in real-time. 

The project cost 10 million dollars. Kettering Health Network plans to expand their facility in the coming years. 

The command center will become operational on January 22nd.