Liver transplant patients in northern regions of the Tri-state will soon have better access and expedited care, closer to their homes.
UC Health is set to open a liver transplant evaluation clinic on the West Chester Campus on Feb. 19.
“Our patients and partner community physicians expressed a need – and we heard them,” said Shimul A. Shah, MD, UC Health surgeon and the James and Catherine Orr Endowed Chair of Liver Transplantation. He is also director of the Division of Transplantation and professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. “Opening this clinic will enable more liver transplant patients to receive world-renowned transplant care that UC Health has to offer – but within their own communities.”
The UC program offers adult heart, kidney, pancreas, liver and multi-organ transplants, including living donor kidney and living donor liver programs – all of which are ranked nationally, including 13th for liver transplant volume as of December 2020.
The new liver evaluation clinic in West Chester will also provide easier access for patients who live in the Middletown, Dayton and Troy areas.
513-584-9999 or uchealth.com/en/transplant
UC Health’s West Chester Hospital receives donation to buy tablets
A check for $31,200 has been presented by DE Incorporated, a national design/build company based in Cincinnati, to UC Health’s West Chester Hospital, and will be used to purchase 50 new tablets for use by hospitalized patients.
West Chester Hospital’s patient tablet program enables hospital caregivers to provide patients with immediate, detailed information about their medical care and hospital stay, along with educational and entertainment options, all within a digital environment.
DEI and Extermital Pest Control partnered with Air Solution Company and other friends and supporters in the community to raise the much-needed funds to accommodate the increased inpatient hospital admissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Upon admission to the hospital, each patient is offered a tablet to perform the following tasks:
- Monitor recent vital sign numbers and lab results.
- Send questions to their care team.
- Review educational materials about various health topics specific to the patient’s diagnosis.
- Learn more about members of their care team.
- Add appointments and events to a personal calendar.
- Make non-urgent requests – i.e. ice chips, water, snacks, room cleaning, etc.
- Use various entertainment applications and access wi-fi.
- Enjoy virtual visits with family members, loved ones and friends.