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August 25, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)

The Center and CHAMPS Announce Funds Raised for Restorative Dental Program

The Center and CHAMPS Announce Funds Raised for Restorative Dental ProgramThe Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Healthcare presented a check to Medworks for $311,010 at their centennial event on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Medworks will use the funds to create a new restorative dental program to benefit 600+ patients in Northeast Ohio. The final fundraising amount was $155,505, matched dollar-for-dollar by The Center’s 501(C)(3) affiliate.

Community Gift
Hospitals, foundations, nonprofits, businesses, individuals, staff and former staff came together to raise funds to enable Medworks to launch a restorative dental program as part of the organization’s centennial goal to continue to empower and strengthen the Northeast Ohio region, as well as the health and wellness of the people living within it. Top donors included:

A full list of donors can be found on The Center’s centennial website.

Event Speakers

In addition to being an opportunity to present Medworks with funds raised for their restorative dental program, the centennial event was a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the healthcare industry to celebrate and share the achievements of The Center and CHAMPS. Speakers during the evening’s program included:

  • Dan Moulthrop, CEO, The City Club of Cleveland
  • Bill Ryan, president & CEO, The Center / CHAMPS
  • John Mills, Sr. V.P. of operations, Fairview Hospital and board member, The Center / CHAMPS
  • Zac Ponsky, founder, Medworks

 “A 100-year anniversary is a time to recognize how the accomplishments of the past impact the present and to lay the foundation for many more years of success,” said Bill Ryan. “Thank you to our members, clients, donors and staff who joined us for this celebration.”

Centennial Video
During the event, The Center and CHAMPS also unveiled their centennial celebration video. The video features organizational leaders, achievements from the past 100 years, staff highlights from their 100 Days of Service efforts and a sneak peak of Medworks’ restorative dental care program.

To learn more about The Center and CHAMPS, view their special issue of Cleveland Magazine, read their May 2016 Issue Brief, A Century of Service: Healthcare in Northeast Ohio from 1916 to Today, and look for more publications coming in the next month.


  • Contact us with questions about Medworks’ restorative dental care program or The Center and CHAMPS' centennial.
  • View a photo album from the centennial event on The Center's Facebook page.
  • Search #NEOHospitals100 and #CHAMPS100 on social media to view centennial highlights from the past year.

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