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Kettering Adventist HealthCare President to Retire

Story by Elizabeth Long

Roy Chew, Ph.D., president of Kettering Adventist HealthCare since 2015, is retiring effective February 15.

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to have worked with Roy over the years,” says Fred Manchur, CEO of Kettering Adventist HealthCare. “Roy’s innovative approach and passion for the very best clinical technology, married with a faith-based approach to caring for our community, exemplifies Kettering Adventist HealthCare’s legacy of excellence in health care.”

Chew’s career with Kettering has included a broad range of roles and responsibilities. He joined Kettering Medical Center in 1976 where he served in various capacities including clinical coordinator for the department of Respiratory Therapy, vice president of Human Resources and vice president of Professional Services for the non-nursing patient care and clinical departments.

In 1999, Chew was named president of Grandview and Southview medical centers following the hospitals’ merger with Kettering Medical Center. Under his leadership, Grandview and Southview climbed to the pinnacle of clinical quality, receiving numerous national quality awards. While at Grandview and Southview, Chew helped establish Montgomery County’s first Federally Qualified Health Center (Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton) and the Victor Cassano Health Center. He also helped establish Kettering Health Network’s first series of major primary care-based outpatient centers.

In 2009 Chew was appointed president of Kettering Medical Center. Under his leadership the hospital opened a Level II Trauma Center; transitioned to a Level III B Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to offer more advanced care to mothers and babies; initiated the plans for the Kettering Cancer Center; and was instrumental the development of the NeuroRehab and Balance Center.

Kettering Adventist HealthCare is a not-for-profit network of eight hospitals, 10 emergency departments, and 120 outpatient facilities serving southwest Ohio. The network’s hospitals are Kettering, Grandview, Sycamore, Southview, Greene Memorial, Soin, Fort Hamilton, and Kettering Behavioral Medicine. Kettering College, a division of Kettering Medical Center, is a fully accredited college that specializes in health science education. Kettering and Sycamore are recognized as IBM Watson Health™ 100 Top Hospitals. For more information, visit

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