Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio is a faith-based, nonprofit health system operating with the mission to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities they serve through health care and education.
It is that type of commitment that has resulted in Kettering becoming one of the most recent health systems to launch an operational command center—cutting the ribbon January 21, 2019 on a brand new, nearly 17,000-square-foot center. The first of its kind in southwest Ohio, the NASA-like command center will serve all facilities within the Kettering Health Network, which together comprise eight hospitals, 11 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities.
To help other leaders who are ready to embark on this type of journey, we had the opportunity to sit down with project lead, John Weimer, Vice President, Network Emergency, Trauma and Operations Command Center. John brings more than 20 years of both administrative and clinical healthcare experience to the project.