Kettering Health opens new brain and spine center

Kettering Brain & Spine consolidated three of its offices to a new home with more technology.

The practice is now on the third floor of the Pavilion building, across the street from Kettering Medical Center.

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The practice, part of Kettering Health Network, treats diseases and disorders of the brain and spine. The new office means specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesia pain management and rehabilitation will be in one centralized office.

The three offices that were consolidated into the new space had a combined 18,000 patient visits last year, according to Bruce Chan, executive director of the brain and spine service line with Kettering Health Network.

The new space will be better for a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, several Kettering Health Network officials said at the grand opening Thursday for the office.

The new office includes 39 exam rooms, digital X-ray imaging, a minor procedure room and an “immersive dream room” for “relaxation, visualization, ambiance and holistic stress relief,” the network said in a statement.

Visitors to the dream room can play eight- to 10-minute nature scenes intended to be relaxing.

Neurosurgeon Dr. Kamal Woods said the new office was carefully designed with patient centric elements.

“I believe that we have entered a new era in brain and spine care,” Woods said.

Kettering Brain & Spine will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 14.

Kettering Mayor Don Patterson said at the event that the hospital network serves as an important anchor in the city, providing services needed by the community as well as high quality jobs.

Besides the brain and spine practice, Kettering Health Network is a network of eight hospitals, 11 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient sites. As of November, the network had the equivalent of 10,800 full-time employees, making it one of the largest employers in the region.

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