The Impact Of Kettering Health Network On The Healthcare Experience With World Class Health Services

1836 Words Oct 30th, 2016 8 Pages
Kettering Health Network, located in Kettering, Ohio, is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, Kettering College, and over 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio with nearly 12,000 employees and 2,100 physicians. Patients have access to high quality maternity care, state-of-the-art cancer fighting technology, along with Ohio’s leading heart hospital, as well as revolutionary brain and spine surgery. In the spirit of Seventh-day Adventist health care ministry, Kettering strives to be innovative and to convey God’s love in a caring environment, along with transforming the healthcare experience with world class health services for every stage of life.
Charles F. Kettering was born and raised on a farm in Loundonville, Ohio. Through adversity, poor eyesight, Charles earned an engineering degree from The Ohio State University in 1904. Charles had a fascination with technology. Charles married Olive Williams in 1905 and they had one son, Eugene. At the time he was employed by National Cash Registry (NCR) in Dayton, OH. While working at NCR he became interested in mechanical design and the automobile industry. He created the company DELCO which stands for Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company, with his co-worker Edward Deeds. Together they were on a mission to find the resolution to Cadillac’s frustration with the hand-crank ignition system. Charles is credited with the advancement of automobile industry through the invention of the first automobile activated…

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