West Chester Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com West Chester Development West Chester Development West Chester Hospital Receives an 'A' for patient safety http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/444 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:17:00 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/444 <p><strong>WEST CHESTER, OH &ndash; 4/20/17</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.leapfroggroup.org/">The Leapfrog Group</a>, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, recently released new <a href="http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org/">Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades</a>, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide.&nbsp;</p> <p>UC Health&rsquo;s West Chester Hospital was one of 823 hospitals to receive an &ldquo;A&rdquo; for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients &ndash; making West Chester Hospital one of the safest hospitals in the country. More than 2,600 hospitals around the United States are graded by The Leapfrog Group.</p> <p>&ldquo;I am grateful to our physicians, clinicians and staff who make patient safety a priority,&rdquo; says Tom Daskalakis, Chief Administrative Officer of West Chester Hospital. &ldquo;Receiving this designation for three consecutive rating cycles is a testament to their dedication to our patients, families and the mission of UC Health.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,&rdquo; said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. &ldquo;That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an &lsquo;A&rsquo; Safety Grade.&rdquo;</p> <p>Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 30 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.</p> <p>To see West Chester Hospital&rsquo;s full grade, and to access consumer-friendly patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit <a href="http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org">www.hospitalsafetygrade.org</a> or follow the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade on <a href="https://twitter.com/HospSafetyGrade">Twitter</a> or <a href="https://www.facebook.com/HospitalSafetyGrade/">Facebook</a>. Consumers can also download the free Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade mobile app for <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leapfrog-hospital-safety-score/id580042394?mt=8&amp;uo=4">Apple</a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_sscore.layout&amp;hl=en">Android</a> devices.&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">###<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>About UC Health </strong></p> <p>UC Health is the region&rsquo;s only academic health system.&nbsp;Affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching &ndash; a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations.&nbsp;Members of UC Health include: University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living and several specialized institutes including:&nbsp; Gardner Neuroscience Institute; Cancer Institute; Heart, Lung &amp; Vascular Institute; and Diabetes &amp; Metabolic Disease Institute. University of Cincinnati Physicians, UC Health&rsquo;s associated faculty practice group, includes more than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction.&nbsp;Learn more at <a href="http://www.uchealth.com/">UCHealth.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>About The Leapfrog Group</strong></p> <p>Founded in 2000 by large employers and other purchasers, <a href="http://www.leapfroggroup.org/">The Leapfrog Group</a> is a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care. The flagship <a href="http://www.leapfroggroup.org/compare-hospitals">Leapfrog Hospital Survey</a> collects and transparently reports hospital performance, empowering purchasers to find the highest-value care and giving consumers the lifesaving information they need to make informed decisions. The <a href="http://www.hospitalsafetygrade.org">Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade</a>, Leapfrog&rsquo;s other main initiative, assigns letter grades to hospitals based on their record of patient safety, helping consumers protect themselves and their families from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/West Chester Hospital/">West Chester Hospital</a> Exceptional Workforce Spurs Development http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/443 Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:37:59 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/443 <p>Talented employees set exceptional companies apart from the rest and approximately 1.7 million potential employees are within a 30-mile radius of West Chester.</p> <p>West Chester&rsquo;s corporate success was propelled by access to this workforce and continues to soar with the addition of post-secondary education and workforce development opportunities. West Chester&rsquo;s growing market of learning institutions places an innovative and well-trained workforce well within the reach of local companies.</p> <p>More than 70% of West Chester adult population has some college and/or post-secondary training.</p> <p>The Farmer School of Business professional MBA program is available at Miami University&rsquo;s Voice of America Learning Center, in West Chester. The program, recognized by US News and World Report as one of the top 25 part-time MBA programs in the country, affords accessible opportunities for advanced education. The Miami University campus in West Chester offers many other educational opportunities for those seeking degrees, as well as those focused on professional and leadership development.</p> <p>Cincinnati State Technical and Community College&rsquo;s recently opened Supply Chain Career Development Center in West Chester offers a competitive advantage for area businesses seeking qualified, highly skilled employees in the growing logistics industry. The Center also offers continued professional development opportunities for workforce in the fields of logistics, transportation and supply chain management.</p> <p>Butler Technology Career Development Center also unlocks countless opportunities to the region&rsquo;s high school population and extended learning options for companies in West Chester with the opening of its Bioscience Center. The Center&rsquo;s curriculum redefines the future of workforce development in medical related fields and supports the growing life sciences and health care industries in West Chester.</p> <p>Other post-secondary education options available in West Chester to support innovative and successful companies include: Xavier University MBA Program, Hondros College School of Nursing, and Indiana Wesleyan University.</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Workforce Development/">Workforce Development</a> Here's why Cincinnati has been named a top city for manufacturing http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/442 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:49:21 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/442 <p>West Chester&rsquo;s manufacturing environment has evolved to an advanced industry with operations in research and development, engineering, aerospace and high-tech manufacturing.&nbsp; Innovative advanced manufacturing stakeholders benefit from West Chester&rsquo;s accessibility to transportation infrastructure, proximity to 54% of the nation&rsquo;s population and more than 60% of all U.S. and Canadian manufacturing.&nbsp;</p> <p>In a recent Cincinnati Business Courier article, Cincinnati is ranked as one of the top cities in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs.</p> <p>The Queen City was No. 7 on jobs website ZipRecruiter&rsquo;s list of the most promising cities for manufacturing.</p> <p>The ranking was based on the number of manufacturing jobs in each city. Cincinnati has 232 such jobs available, which trailed Los Angeles at No. 1 with 646 available manufacturing jobs.</p> <p>Read the full story on the <a title="Cincinnati Business Courier" href="http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2017/04/03/here-s-why-cincinnati-has-been-named-a-top-city.html?ana=e_me_set4&amp;s=scroll&amp;ed=2017-04-04&amp;u=tBmD2vXOO43GkvBi9gAy1GAUhYr&amp;t=1491307808&amp;j=77837921" target="_blank">Cincinnati Business Courier</a>. &nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/West Chester Ohio Manufacturing Industry/">West Chester Ohio Manufacturing Industry</a> 2Q-2017 What's New In West Chester! http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/441 Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:38:18 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/441 <p><span style="font-size: large;">Stay on top of all the exciting new development occurring in West Chester Township. Click&nbsp;<strong><a title="here" href="/media/What's%20New%20in%20West%20Chester!%20(2Q-2017)%20FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">here&nbsp;</a></strong>to read the latest edition of What's New in West Chester which features information on all the new businesses as well as current business expansions.</span></p> Meijer renovating Butler County store http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/440 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 08:34:07 EST http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/entry/440 <p><a title="Journal News" href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/meijer-renovating-butler-county-store/YfVbbkvBWp2ZrtPr8GBAHO/?ecmp=newspaper_email" target="_blank">Journal News</a></p> <p>WEST CHESTER TWP.</p> <p>Meijer will renovate its West Chester Twp. store as part of a multimillion-dollar investment the company is making nationwide.</p> <p>When completed, there will be a &ldquo;whole new look&rdquo; to both the interior and exterior of the store at 7390 Tylersville Road, including its gas station, company officials said.</p> <p>That includes a brand new apparel section and an updated pharmacy with a new drive-thru pickup window, as well as a new consultation room for immunizations, flu shots and health screenings.</p> <p>Part of the new look for the store involves updating lighting fixtures and installing new floors, according to store director Randy Lewis.</p> <p>&ldquo;It won&rsquo;t look anything like this,&rdquo; Lewis said.</p> <p>The project will also include updates to Meijer deli and bakery departments, which will feature the store&rsquo;s bread baked fresh four times daily, as well as fresh pizza and an in-store sushi chef.</p> <p>In addition, the store&rsquo;s fresh produce area will offer an expanded selection, Lewis said.</p> <p>The work is part of a more than $375 million investment in new and remodeled stores that Meijer is making across six states this year.</p> <p>The Tylersville store is one of six stores being remodeled in Ohio. Other locations include Eastgate, Cincinnati, Grove City, Rossford and Columbus.</p> <p>&ldquo;These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us for so long,&rdquo; said Meijer President &amp; CEO Rick Keyes.</p> <p>By the end of this year, Meijer will have remodeled and upgraded nearly 90 of its 230 stores since 2010.</p> <p>Meijer opened its Tylersville Road location in 1996, according to officials, who said they could not provide a cost estimate for the West Chester Twp. remodel because costs for various remodels vary.</p> <p>Work on the more than 200,000-square-foot store is scheduled to start Monday and be completed in July.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.journal-news.com/news/meijer-renovating-butler-county-store/YfVbbkvBWp2ZrtPr8GBAHO/?ecmp=newspaper_email">http://www.journal-news.com/news/meijer-renovating-butler-county-store/YfVbbkvBWp2ZrtPr8GBAHO/?ecmp=newspaper_email</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>tags: <a href="http://www.westchesterdevelopment.com/pages/news/tag/Meijer/">Meijer</a>