Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Erin Dickerson’s Prayer

Dear God,

Help us to be more like children.  Help us to see the holy in the mundane.  To hold the secular and the sacred in the same breath.  To let nothing stand between us and You.  To know that You are in the helplessness and the hopelessness the same as You are in the faith and the healing.  Children understand that prayer and conversation with You need no frills, nothing fancy, but to simply be an expression of our hearts.



Mike Bevis, Golf Outing Chair, said that 144 golfers have signed up so participation is SOLD OUT. They need “day of event” volunteers for lots of tasks on Monday, July 12, 2021. There are jobs for all times of the day including early morning, mid-day and at the end of the day. They are also looking for donors and silent auction items like bottles of wine and gift cards.

Debe Dockins, Americana Float, said the team is looking for volunteers to help build the float.

Gail Aiken, Americana 5K run on 7/5/2021, announced that they need help passing out packets days before the event and lots of help for the day of the event.

Debe Dockins announced that the CNO tent at last Friday’s Party in the Park was a huge success. She said thanks to Jerry Stahley for bringing the tent over and setting it up, to Jean Pummill for handing out lollipops, Club information, and smiles, and a HUGE thank you to Jerry Gerhards who crafted at least 100 balloon animals well into the night. Jean said we were one of the most popular booths there. The next Party in the Park will be Friday, July 16, 2021. These events feature food trucks, live music, a DJ and booths from various businesses. It is run by The Heart of Centerville and Washington Township.

Beth Duncan brought in Optigear samples to today’s meeting. To purchase Optigear items go to

Committee Meetings

  • 6/24/2021, 6 PM, Tom Frazier Tee Off for Youth Golf 2021, in person at Buckeye Home Health Care on Paragon Road. Meetings in 2021 will be on 1/13, 2/17, 3/24, 4/14, 5/12, 6/24, 7/7. Additional volunteers are always welcome. The golf outing will be held on 7/12/2021.
  • 7/20/2021, 6 PM, Monthly Board of Directors Meeting.

Debbie Feldman, President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital

Debe Dockins introduced Adam Blanchard, the Director of Donor Engagement at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). Adam introduced today’s speaker, Debbie Feldman,, the President and CEO of Dayton Children’s Hospital since 2012. Her presentation was titled, “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health.”

From the DCH website about Debbie Feldman

Deborah Feldman is the fourth president and chief executive officer of Dayton Children’s Hospital. The only pediatric hospital in the region, Dayton Children’s is comprised of over 3,000 employees, a professional staff of over 400 physicians and residents, and 900 volunteers who provide compassionate, expert care for more than 300,000 children every year across 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana in a network of care facilities.

Upon joining the organization in 2012, she led the creation of a new strategic roadmap to guide the hospital into the rapidly changing future of health care.  This plan, called Destination 2020, outlines a framework for ensuring that Dayton Children’s continues to grow and thrive while remaining true to the original mission of its founders – to provide the highest quality pediatric care to all children regardless of a family’s ability to pay.  It involves a campus-wide revitalization, services expansion in key areas, recruitment of highly specialized pediatric experts, and the integration of advanced technology; all in a uniquely family-centered setting.


Debbie Feldman thanked the Centerville Noon Optimist club for their generous donation to the Tower at Dayton Children’s.

Patients are now consumers. Influences on the current generation of parents from online retailing such as and other instant online experiences have changed how patients want to receive health care. More and more care will occur in home and be delivered online.

Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health Mission and Vision

Dayton Children’s Hospital Mission is, “The relentless pursuit of optimal health for every child within our reach.”

Dayton Children’s Hospital is, “Reinventing the path to children’s health for families throughout our region and beyond.”

Destination 2020’s Goal

Dayton Children’s Hospital goal is to remain an independent and freestanding children’s hospital, local-governed to advance the health of our region’s children. They want to significantly improve patient and family experiences across all areas. They have reduced wait times, improved communication and doctors’ rounds are now family-centered. They have built a new patient tower with single rooms and engaging technologies and have expanded the south campus providing the right care, close to home for more families.

5 Strategic Focus Areas

  • Consumer Access, Patients are consumers that are looking for convenience and low wait times. They want virtual access. They want the right access for their families at the right time.
  • Total Experience, Taylor the experience to the needs and type of care needed. Provide an exceptional experience for families.
  • Care Innovation, Technology is continuously updated to improve the care and delivery at the hospital and home. Technology will improve the outcome of care.
  • Behavioral Health, There is a behavioral health crisis and a tremendous demand for behavioral health services. At any given time, there is a list of 5-10 children waiting to get a bed. The second leading cause of death of children is now suicide.
  • Health Equity, Different children need help in different ways because of current home situations, transportation and other factors.

DCH Propellers for their Goals

The propellers propel the reinvention of the path to children’s health. They help DCH to take flight to go above and beyond.

  • Inclusive Mindset, They will be more inclusive and equitable. Everyone will feel valued, understood and welcomed.
  • Talent Magnet, They will attract the best talent and teams.
  • Quality Improvement, They will employ techniques for Quality Improvement and to share exceptional experience.
  • Financial Prowess, They have a commitment to strong financial discipline stewardship and philanthropy that will enable them to fulfill their mission.
  • Digital Manifests, They know most of their customers now expect access digitally. The parents of the current children generation do not like to talk on the phone. They want to go online or text to make appointments.
  • Strong Alliances, They will obtain and retain strong partners.
  • Distinguished Brand, They promise above and beyond care and services.

Quick Facts about DCH

  • 181 Beds
  • 24 Behavioral Health beds
  • 6083 Admissions
  • 382,391 Total Visits
  • 3800 Employees
  • 412 Physicians
  • 43 Specialties

Thank You

Thank you, Debbie Feldman, for joining us to present “Reinventing the Path to Children’s Health” at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

New Member Readings and Inductions

None this week.

Welcome Guests!

Guest NameGuest of
Debbie FeldmanToday’s Speaker, Dayton Children’s Hospital President and CEO
Adam BlanchardDayton Children’s Hospital Director of Donor Engagment
Elizabeth JulianDayton Children’s Hospital Donor Engagement Associate
Dan SlouffmanJohn Speers
Barbara LayneMyron Rheaume
Troy YoungBeth Duncan
Fred SwaisgoodBob Collins
Brenda MooreMike Bevis
Essex PhillipsMike Bevis
Joseph and Brenda PolleyMike Bevis
Kevin McDonaldMike Bevis
Adina AngelMike Bevis
Wendy RoopMike Bevis

Happy Bucks

No time for Happy Bucks this week

Sergeants at Arms

No time for Sergeants this week

Membership Anniversaries

MemberMonthDayJoined# Years
Cherie GentryJune176/17/20156
Sam PfabeJune176/17/20156
Denise GreenJune196/19/20138


Charla RheaumeJune 16
Ron KukerJune 19
Kathy McAlpineJune 20

CNO Donations – 2013 through May 2021

Click here to see a summary of donations the club has made since 2013

Thank You Notes Received

Click Here to Read the Thank You Notes we received this week

Links to PowerPoint and Pictures

A Copy of this Week’s Meeting PowerPoint Slide Deck is here

The photos taken at Today’s Meeting are here.

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