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B6 | SPRINGFIELDNEWS-SUN | MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. LOCAL& STATE IN-DEPTH TRUCKING Walmart hiring drivers for distribution center Region’s opioid battle gets boost frombig data ByHollyShively Verily, localhospitalswill work touse data to inform addiction treatment. StaffWriter Walmart will add 125 truck driving jobs at its Washington Court House distribution center. After an internal review, Walmart switched to a private fleet of trucks rather than continue using a thirdparty carrier, according to a company statement. The private fleet will need 125 drivers. The company expects to hire all drivers by May, following a nationwide plan to add 900 truck driving jobs and raise wages. The average first-year salary for a Walmart driver is $87,500, with an all-in rate of nearly 89 cents per mile. Washington Court House is around 55 minutes southeast of Dayton. “This is a business decision. After an evaluation, Walmart determined it was more cost-effective and efficient to operate this facility with its own fleet of drivers instead of a third-party carrier,” said Bryan Most, vice president ofWalmart Transportation. Drivers interested in the jobmust have 30 months of always sharedbetweenrehabilitation facilities, outpatient care and other providers. OneFifteen data will be able tomeasure outcomes as patients move through different layers of treatment and recovery. “Itmay not matter for the first patients that are willing to contribute their data, but for the patients that come after them, it will matter very much,” he said. Jonas Thom, vice president of behavioral health at Dayton-based CareSource, said there need to be more tools for feedback and coordination of care to keep up with innovation and investment in physical health. “We definitely see a need formore evidence and technology and innovation in behavioral health and in substance-abuse treatment,” Thom said. In an example of how technology and data can beusedtoimproveoutcomes in behavioral health, CareSource used claims data and reached out to providers, which contributed to a 50 percent reduction in the quantity of opioids prescribed to its members company-wide by the end of last year. ByKaitlinSchroeder StaffWriter A big tech power is coming to Dayton through the most ambitious project yet undertaken by a healthcare affiliate of Google — tackling the opioid crisis. Verily — a company formerly known as Google Life Sciences — announced this week it is planning to operate an opioid rehab campus, to be called OneFifteen, through a partnershipwith theDayton region’s two largest hospital systems, Premier Health and Kettering Health Network. OneFifteen will start taking patients this spring. The announcement this week drew national media coverage, and the leader of one of the largest Ohio hospitals left that job to become CEO of OneFifteen. The campus is still being developed. It will initially include a 10,000- squarefoot building on Hopeland Street and 22,000 square feet of leased space in KindredHospital, at the corner of Albany Street and Edwin C. Moses Boulevard. The final campus will have a behavioral health treatment center, rehabilitation housing and will treat patients regardless of their insurance status. “Recovery, asmany of us know, is not a 28-day process. It requires not only medical treatment but also longer-term support to build resilience. It requires stable housing, employable skills and transitions back to family life,” said Marti Taylor, president and CEO of OneFifteen. Taylor previously ledUniversityHospital at Ohio State University and was the COO of the OSU Ross Heart Hospital. Walmart is adding 125 truck- driving jobs at itsWashington Court House distribution center. CONTRIBUTED day and can earn as much as 21 days of paid time off in their first year. The schedules are also predictable, so drivers knowwhen theywill be home and on the road. “Walmart continues to explore howwe can operate more efficiently and serve our customers’ changing needs. Our Walmart U. S. Supply Chain plays a big role, particularly in quality, service, speed and work environment.” commercial driving experience and a clean safety record for the last three years. Internal, external and current third-party drivers will be considered. Drivers will have access to company benefits the first Boat race a chance to seewhat’s going on in theU.S.,” Luneau said. Blair saidhehopesupto18 colleges will attend this year. So far, 13 schools have confirmed they will attend, according to the competition’s website. Blair said he hopes that the competition will draw more people to Springfield. “Maybe if just one or two out of the whole 300 (competitors) says ‘I want to go back there some day,’ or ‘there’s something I fell in love with there’... it is absolutely fabulous and priceless are our boats, which makes it a lot better from our perspective,” Luneau said. Solar Splash typically features colleges from North America, but this year, the SRMInstitute of Science and Technology from India will join the competition. “It’s an awesome thing that students from so far away want tocomeandcompete here in the U.S. against mostly U.S. schools. It gives us a chance to seewhat people on the other side of the worldare thinking in termsof solar boats and it gives them for our area.” The 26th annual Solar Splash will take place June 11- 15 at the Clark County Fairgrounds. The event is free and open to the public. Team registration is available throughMonday, April 15 for $1,000. continued fromB1 Building on progress the smartest engineering students in North America to end up in the same town for a week? That’s exactly whatwe’vedone— and that’s what we will be continuing to do,” Blair said. DavidLuneau, SolarSplash technical manager, said his teamenjoys the fairgrounds. “One of the nicest things about it is that it is not a public lake. The only boats on the water during the event The full 4.5 acre campus is expected to be completed in 2020. It is in the Carillon neighborhood near the Elizabeth Place medical facility. Along with the OneFifteen buildings there will also be some “mixed use” buildings. Developers say they don’t have specific plans yet on what could be in the buildings, thoughOneFifteen officials are looking for uses thatwould complement the organization and address community needs. OneFifteen is set up as a non-profit organization, according to the company. Clinical care will be provided by Samaritan Behavioral Health, which is part of Dayton- based Premier Health, a partneronthe project. Taylor said about 40 to 60 people will be hired to work at the center. Project officials say that if the approach is successful, the project could serve as a prototype for similar efforts to combat the opioid crisis in other cities around the United States. Bloomberg reported that taking on the opioid epidemicmay beVerily’s “most ambitious undertaking yet.” It’s not clear howthe project will be funded or what its revenue projections are. Officials with Verily, Premier and Kettering Health declined to detail howmuch each partner is contributing, but said all the partners are making “significant” contributions. Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, will develop the campus. “This is not a short-term undertaking, and it will require deep commitment from all of the partners and the broader community to have an impact on this complex issue,” Verily said in a news release. “We hope that thework of OneFifteen will be a cornerstone in advancing the field of addiction medicine, demonstrating the value of investing in behavioral health and improving the health ofcommunities.” OneFifteen is gearing up as Dayton organizations are already making progress in responding to the opioid overdose crisis — work that’s been nationally recognized for its early progress in lowering the number of overdose deaths. The opioid overdose fueled 566 accidental overdose deaths inMontgomery County in 2017, according to Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County. The preliminarynumberof overdose deaths for 2018 is 292. Contact this reporter at 419377-9693 or email Lucas. [email protected] Crawford about how Walmart stores actual firearms. Rice also overruled Walmart’s motion to exclude the introduction of an email from a Minnesota shopper whosaid twochildrenpicked up an air rifle, pointed it at customers and therefore said such items should be stored in the same manner as actual firearms. men and to Beavercreek’s dispute with the Greater Dayton RTA concerning bus stops. Rice said plaintiffs did not plan to reference those situations. Rice sustained Beavercreek’s motion to exclude testimony ofWilliams’ tattoo of a warthog dressed as an officer with a smoking gun. Rice sustained a plaintiff’s motion to exclude testimony regarding a minimal amount of marijuana found in Crawford’s body. R i c e ov e r r u l e d Walmart’s motion to exclude evidence of the MK- 177 being out of its box, overruled its motion to exclude employee discipline, sustained Walmart’s motion to exclude talk of punitive damages and overruled its motion to exclude testimony Data not anecdotes ■ continued fromB1 Anonymous patient data will be gathered “to inform future care and add to the growing knowledge on the most effective practices and evidence-based principles,” according to Wright State UniversityBoonshoft School ofMedicine, which is a partner on the project. “This effort will implement tangible and realistic community solutions,” said Julie Gentile, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry. The mental health and addiction treatment fields have not historically done a great job using patient-level data to fine-tune treatment, said Adam Brooks, director of research at Philadelphiabased Public Health ManagementCorp. Hiswork has included research to improve substance use disorder treatment. He said behavioral health providers collect datawhen they initially assess someone orwhen they need to satisfy insurance requirements, but providers don’t do a great job using real-time patient data to monitor recovery and refine their approach over time. “We are constantly relying on anecdotal success rather than practice-based evidence, which we could get ifwewere better at marshaling data,” Brooks said. Someof the challenges are low funding. Also, the outcomes of addiction therapy can be harder to measure and quantify compared to other medical fields. “It’s always been a difficult task, and because it is a difficult task it has been difficult to get the field to prioritize,” Brooks said. A promising aspect of the OneFifteen campus and its plans to analyze data is that it will bring different levels of care together on one campus, he said. For policy makers and researchers, it can be difficult to put data togetherwhencare is disconnected, and records aren’t ■ “pellet rifle” and other similar terms, again depending on the appellate court’s decision. Rice overruled as moot Beavercreek motions to exclude references to other high-profile instances of law enforcement shooting black ■ ■ ■ Local Service Directory CALL 937.225.2050 GOT A BUSINESS? LIST IT! auction service residential/commercial service INTERIOR & EXTERIOR FINISHES DRYWALL • PAINTING • PLASTER • STUCCO “We Take Pride In The Quality Of Our Craftsmanship” Premier Auction Facility Premier Auction Facility LICENSED, BONDED & INSURED Secure • Climate controlled • State of the Art Individual Pieces Or Entire Estates. Coins • Jewelry • Antiques and Collectables WWW.WALLCRAFTERS.COM Buying and Selling For You Ask for Ken Individual pieces or entire estates Coins • Jewelry • Antiques and Collectables (937) 323-2524 Call us for on-site auctions too! 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