The Bethesda Foundation is committed to support Bethesda North Hospital in its mission to improve the health status of the growing community it serves.
Harold & Margret Thomas Special Care Nursery
Every year more than 4,400 babies are born at Bethesda North Hospital. Of those babies, approximately 5% are born in need of special care. The Harold & Margret Thomas Special Care Nursery at Bethesda North Hospital opened its doors on December 2, 2009.
The facility provides three times the space of the old nursery with eight single rooms and two double rooms to provide extra space for twins. It offers each infant and family the privacy of a separate room which will enhance the bonding experience as well as decrease noise and other sensory stimulation.
The project cost $4 million. Bethesda North Hospital invested $2 million and the Bethesda Foundation raised an additional $1.8 million in support from the community. This includes a generous gift from longtime Bethesda friends Harold and Margret Thomas and more than $110,000 from TriHealth employees.
Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care
Through the support of many generous donors, the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care opened its doors on August 10, 2009. The breast center provides a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary breast care program with a full spectrum of clinical and support services along with the latest technology.
Known for its compassionate care and multi-disciplinary approach, the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care at Bethesda North Hospital is one of the crown jewels in our healthcare system. Susan Weinberg, M.D. and her staff at the breast center take great pride in delivering excellent care to our patients and their families. The growing number of patients that we serve each year confirms our belief that Bethesda North is one of the premier centers for breast care in our region.
There is still no magic pill that will prevent breast cancer, but there is much we can do to continue improving women’s chances for positive outcomes. The staff at the Mary Jo Cropper Family Center for Breast Care is committed to continuing their success with early detection, offering rapid diagnoses and treatment, improving survival rates and providing access to all populations.
The expert staff of Bethesda North's Emergency Department now offers Greater Cincinnati faster service in a quieter, less congested environment - all due to a renovation project Bethesda donors helped make possible.
As one of the busiest adult emergency departments in Greater Cincinnati, the previous Emergency Department was constantly challenged by its ever-growing volume. The renovation added more treatment rooms, an internal radiology room for quicker scheduling and an improved registration and triage system. Most importantly, the renovation positions Bethesda North to continue to grow with its community both in volume and in advancement of services. Bethesda North is one of the two adult trauma hospitals in Hamilton County, treating 979 trauma patients of the 54,000 emergency visits annually.
Learn more about trauma services.
Better patient care often is a healthy blend of technology and innovation working together. At Bethesda North Hospital, this approach has helped propel Bethesda North to the standing of the second busiest heart program in Southwestern Ohio (per 2002 data). The accomplishments speak for themselves:
- Named Top 100 hospital for cardiovascular care in 2002, 2004 and 2005 by Solucient, a health care information and research company
- Chosen as one of only 100 hospitals nationwide to participate in a genetic therapy clinical trial to reduce complications in coronary bypass surgery
- Witnessed a 253 percent growth in angioplasty procedures in first five years
- Noted an 83 percent growth in open-hear procedures in first five years
Additionally, the program continues to expand service and technology, helping improve quality outcomes, through angiojet, drug-eluding stents, coronary filtration system, transmyocardial revascularization and music and relaxation therapies.
Learn more about Bethesda's heart care.
Since the late 1980s, Bethesda Foundation has granted over $3.5 million to fund important medical research studies. These studies help Bethesda North Hospital better meet the health care needs of our community. Providing opportunities for research is just one more way that Bethesda Foundation saves lives and changes lives.
Active and teaching Bethesda physicians and other Bethesda healthcare providers are invited to apply for research funding. For more information, contact Marilyn Goodrich at 513-865-1615