Inspiring Hope, Delivering Excellence
Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe that we celebrated the sixth anniversary of Atrium Medical Center in December 2013. When we moved to this beautiful building and well-planned, spacious campus in 2007, we built on a legacy of caring and service that began at Middletown Hospital in 1917.
Today, our amazing team of employees, physicians, volunteers and generous donors ensures our patients receive highly skilled, compassionate care. With the strength of Atrium Medical Center Foundation behind us, the hospital can provide excellent, advanced care and extend a helping hand to many who can’t afford their care. Here are just a few examples.
This year marks Atrium Medical Center’s tenth year as a verified Level III Trauma Center designated by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. In 2002, the Foundation set the stage for this achievement by raising more than $200,000 to provide much-needed tools, training and technology for area emergency medical squads, the hospital trauma center and a community-wide trauma prevention program. Currently Atrium is the only trauma center in Butler and Warren counties, with a trauma caseload that grows each year. Since the hospital opened in 2007, trauma cases have nearly doubled — from 408 in 2007 to 795 in 2012.
When ground was broken for Atrium Medical Center in 2005, the Foundation launched its most ambitious campaign ever to fund the new Heart Center that would bring open heart surgery, stent placement and other advanced heart care close to home for our region.
Three years later, we celebrated when the campaign raised $5.1 million with incredible support from all sectors of our region and our Atrium family. The Heart Center opened in June 2008 and performed its first highly successful open heart surgery, followed by interventional cardiology and electrophysiology procedures. From opening through 2012, our team has performed more than 500 open heart surgeries and 1,700 interventional and other heart procedures.
Care for Mothers and Children
With three campaigns since 2000, the Foundation has focused on ensuring care to some of the most vulnerable among us — infants, children and their mothers who are uninsured or underinsured. Community donations of nearly $750,000 have supported the hospital’s Maternal Child Health Center, Family Birth Center and HEAL (Help Endure a Loss) Program with the goal of making sure all children in our region benefit from the healthiest possible start in life. Our innovative High Risk OB Clinic has lowered Atrium’s preterm birth rate to only 6.9 percent, well below the national average of 12 percent.
Imagine a Cure, the Foundation’s recent two-year campaign to expand and enhance Atrium’s cancer services, continues to change lives. With more than $1 million raised, campaign funds are supporting expanded clinical trials and research, renovations to the Infusion Center, the da Vinci surgical robot and endowments that ensure advanced care for generations to come.
With additional campaigns focused on diabetes, dialysis, women’s health and more, donors to the Foundation have touched more lives than we can count. On behalf of our patients and their loved ones, thank you for all that you do!
Carol J. Turner, FACHE
President and CEO
Atrium Medical Center