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Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award goes to Hospice of Dayton

Hospice of Dayton, Inc. and Ohio’s Hospice, Inc. have been named one of three winners of the Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards in the Supply Chain/Data Management category.

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Amerinet, a leading national healthcare solutions organization, announced the winners of its seventh annual Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Awards. All Amerinet members were eligible to submit entries for this awards program, which recognizes providers’ outstanding and innovative contributions to their patients, community and business partners in reducing healthcare costs and improving healthcare quality.

“In 2015 and beyond, hospitals, health systems and non-acute care providers will need to continually monitor performance and manage costs while maintaining high levels of quality,” said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO. “Whether it be supply chain efficiency, enhanced clinical or financial outcomes or population management solutions, our awards program is an opportunity for Amerinet to recognize our members for their success in taking on and meeting these challenges in new and innovative ways.”

Supply Chain/Data Management or Supply Cost Efficiencies category winners:
Hospice of Dayton, Inc., Dayton, Ohio
• Intermountain Healthcare, Murray, Utah
• Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff, Ariz.

You can find the excerpts about Hospice of Dayton from Amerinet’s compendium publication by clicking here and here.

Respect Veterans as You Celebrate

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A reminder from our American Pride program: While they may be an Independence Day tradition, fireworks can be troubling for veterans who experience PTSD. Before you set off fireworks, please be respectful, as your celebrations could be triggering some traumatic memories for those with post-traumatic stress disorder.

From a 2013 Facebook post:

A day that we used to enjoy celebrating our country’s freedom, it’s independence, has ironically become a tremendous source of added mental anguish for my husband, and for many other Veterans, the very people who have fought the hardest for our freedoms. Last year’s FOUR days in a row of explosions…. started my hubby on a PTSD downhill spiral that wound him up in an inpatient lockdown facility a few days later….

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like combat, assault, or disaster. Most people have some stress reactions after a trauma. If the reactions don’t go away over time or disrupt your life, you may have PTSD. Estimates suggest 60 to 80% of veterans experience PTSD. Sometimes symptoms not appear until months or years after a traumatic experience. They also may come and go over many years.

Learn more here:

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If you are a veteran with PTSD, help is available locally at the Dayton Vet Center, 627 Edwin C. Moses Blvd., East Medical Plaza, Phone: 937-461-9150 or 877-927-8387 and at the Dayton VA Medical Center, 4100 W. 3rd St. Phone: 937-268-6511 or 937-268-6511.

Girl Power!

This is Girl Power!

This is Girl Power!


Addison Harold (pictured) may be small, but she’s a big hospice supporter.  When Addi was seven, she lost her Aunt Deb to ovarian cancer at Hospice of Dayton. That’s when Addi formed the Ovarian Cancer Club and started fundraising for cancer research and for Hospice of Dayton. Now eleven, Addi was the guest speaker at the Hope Society reception Thursday night. She brought along the members of her Ovarian Cancer Club, six girls who have sold original paintings, done chores and sold lemonade from a street side stand to raise money for the two charities they champion. So far they have donated over $750 to Hospice of Dayton. You can watch Addi’s testimonial about her Aunt’s hospice experience at the link below. Addi and her posse are Girl Power personified!

Ovarian Cancer Club Members