‘First in the world’: New tech to help Premier Health advance medical care

Dayton, Ohio – Dayton’s largest hospital campus has repeatedly ranked among the nation’s best sites for urology care.

A new investment in next-generation technology could push that designation even higher.

Premier Health, one of the region’s largest health systems; and Dayton Physicians Network (DPN), a medical group with more than 350 employees, have acquired a new system by Israeli medical device company Lumenis Ltd. that provides advances in treatment for kidney stones and enlarged prostate.

The equipment, called the MOSES 2.0 Pulse 120H hominem laser, is the next generation of a platform Lumenis released in 2017. Bench tests for the latest iteration indicate up to 85% greater stone ablation using laser lithotripsy — a procedure used to break apart kidney stones in the urinary tract.

Premier Health’s Miami Valley Hospital South is one of eight sites globally part of a limited launch for the new equipment. The system installed at the Centerville hospital is the first to be delivered in the world.

“Premier Health has always invested in health care technologies that truly and measurably improve the health of the communities we serve,” Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, said in a release. “With MOSES 2.0, we are continuing to fulfill that commitment to our patients.”

The first iteration of MOSES has been available for years at both Miami Valley Hospital’s main campus in Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital South. Both of those units have been upgraded to include new prostate surgery capabilities, and they will be fully upgraded by the end of 2020, a Premier Health spokesperson told DBJ.

Since installation in late July, DPN physicians have used the new platform’s kidney stone dissolving capabilities on nearly 100 patients, and DPN urologist Blake Anderson has performed 21 minimally invasive prostate surgeries.

“The laser allows even better control of bleeding, decreasing postoperative catheter time so patients may even be discharged the same day without a catheter,” Anderson said.

Acquiring new technology has been a major focus for Premier Health and DPN, which in 2019 partnered to upgrade radiation equipment at three Dayton-area hospitals to enhance treatment for cancer patients. That partnership was part of a $22 million investment in facility upgrades and equipment.

Miami Valley Hospital — the 900-bed flagship medical institution operated by Premier Health — is the largest hospital in the region, with more than $963 million in revenue and 41,114 admissions in 2018. The multi-site medical center includes the primary MVH campus in downtown Dayton and satellite campuses in Englewood and Centerville.

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