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Kettering Health Network opens NASA-like command center

January 21, 2019

Kettering Health Network celebrated the opening of its new operations command center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, January 21. The command center is located on the first floor of 1050 Forrer Blvd. in Kettering. The first phase is scheduled to go live on January 22, 2019.

The first of its kind in the Dayton area, the nearly 17,000-square-foot NASA-like command center is designed to more efficiently care for patients and get them to the most appropriate level of care in the least amount of time.

The command center costs approximately $10 million and is initially creating approximately 25 jobs. When fully functional, the command center could potentially house 300 employees.

TeleTracking Technologies, Inc. is providing Kettering Health Network with integrated software that quickly and smoothly transfers patients into the network from all access points including the emergency department, operating room, direct admissions and transfers from other facilities. The software will streamline and automate a patient’s progression throughout their care—all while providing real-time reporting, analytics and dashboards for executives and caregivers.

Command center staff will be able to view the status of every patient bed in real time in every Kettering Health Network hospital and medical facility. They will be able to determine the best bed in the most appropriate care setting for the patient based on a number of factors, including diagnosis, patient/family preference and information from the admitting physician or surgeon.

The command center will provide centralization of Kettering Health Network’s transportation, patient bed placement and path of discharge. The network plans to centralize other operations in the coming years.