Kettering Health Network keeps Ohio in a healthy state. The network, named for famed inventor Charles F. Kettering, is an Ohio-based health care system comprised of more than 60 facilities, including seven hospitals: Kettering Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Sycamore Medical Center, Southview Medical Center, Fort Hamilton Hospital, Greene Memorial Hospital, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine Center. It also operates the Kettering College of Medical Arts, senior retirement communities, and multiple outpatient clinics. Among its specialized services are heart care, rehabilitation, orthopedics, women's health, and emergency medicine.
The health system also has a partnership with Greene Health Partners, which operates the 200-bed Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia, Ohio. As part of the collaboration, Kettering is filtering $10 million in upgrades to the Greene network of health care facilities.
The health network added yet another hospital in 2010 when the 175-bed Fort Hamilton Hospital joined the ranks. Fort Hamilton had exited its former affiliation with UC Health (previously named The Health Alliance) and joined the Kettering network to gain the benefits of belonging to a larger organization, such as group purchasing and pooled administrative functions.
Kettering is also spending money on expanding its network of medical offices. The health network is especially intent on expanding its outpatient facility network and improving specialty units and equipment at its hospitals because outpatient services tend to bring in more revenue and technologically advanced hospitals tend to attract better physicians and therefore patients.
The company changed its name from Kettering Medical Center Network to Kettering Health Network in 2007. – less