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The latest highlights and headlines involving Northeast Ohio hospitals. These stories give you a window into events, executive changes, building projects, innovative efforts and programs, awards, special recognitions and other key developments happening at hospitals and health systems across Northeast Ohio.

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January 2022

MetroHealth Sponsored Clark-Fulton Initiative Receives Nationally Recognized EcoDistrict Certification

On the heels of the approval of the first master plan in the history of Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood, Cleveland is now home to the newest certified EcoDistrict in the nation with the Clark-Fulton/MetroHealth EcoDistrict.

Cleveland Clinic Performs First Implant of a Leadless Pacemaker Defibrillator System

Cleveland Clinic has successfully implanted a leadless pacemaker defibrillator system in the world’s first two patients as part of a global clinical trial. The novel device combines the technology of a leadless pacemaker with a subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which aims to deliver treatment for both low and elevated heart rates.

Cleveland's St. Vincent Charity Medical Center holds Celebration of Lights event

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's annual 6,000-bulb holiday light display stretches from the roof of the medical center to the hospital entrance and can be seen along I-90 in downtown Cleveland.

Dr. Greg Hall named first medical director of UH Cutler Center for Men

University Hospitals has named Greg Hall, MD, the Cutler Center for Men's first medical director. In addition to his new role, Dr. Hall will continue as a primary care physician at UH Richmond Medical Center in Richmond Heights.

The Center’s Beth Gatlin Interviewed for Cleveland.com’s COVID-19 Reporting

State data reveals COVID-19 death rates highest in Ohio’s less vaccinated counties (With Quotes From The Center’s Beth Gatlin)

Cleveland Clinic, UH say they grew their community benefit in 2020

Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals reported they expanded their community benefit in 2020 by 11% and 12.6%, respectively in 2020. 

Red Cross, Cleveland Clinic, Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse partner for blood drive ahead of the holiday season

In an effort to save lives this holiday season, the American Red Cross, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, hosted a blood drive at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

Groups donate $107,000 to UH Conneaut

Local groups donated a total of $107,000 to University Hospitals Conneaut, for the construction of a cancer treatment center at the facility.

UH Rainbow Provides New Car Seat Installation Option for Westside Parents

For parents who need help with car seat installation or have questions about the safest way to transport their children in motor vehicles, getting expert advice and assistance just got a little easier. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s along with UH St. John and Parma medical centers, will open car seat checking stations at the following fire departments: Bay Village, North Olmsted, North Ridgeville, North Royalton and Olmsted Falls.

Groundbreaking held for $52.8 million Fairfax Market in Cleveland's Innovation District

Ground was broken in December for a new grocery market and apartment complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland. Cleveland Clinic was directly involved in the concept's formation. 

Ideastream Public Media health journalists interview Cleveland Clinic ICU staff

University Hospitals names new Ahuja COO, other leaders

University Hospitals has named a new chief operating officer at its Ahuja Medical Center, as well as two other new leaders beginning in early January

WJW Fox 8 News interviews Cleveland Clinic ICU staff

MetroHealth welcomes The Minority Men’s Health Fair

The Minority Men’s Health Fair, a long-standing event for health screenings and education, is making its new home at The MetroHealth System in spring 2022.

Cleveland hospitals urge Ohio residents to get vaccinated as COVID cases rise amid omicron

Facing an increase in coronavirus cases as the omicron variant rapidly spreads through Ohio, leaders of six health-care facilities in the Cleveland area took out a full-page ad in the state’s largest newspaper pleading with residents to get vaccinated.

Mercy Hospital honors retiring market president with pavilion dedication

The new Edwin M. Oley pavilion was unveiled Dec. 16 as a parting tribute to outgoing market president Ed Oley.

Jessica R. Goldstein, MD, FACEP, Named Chief Medical Officer of UH Ahuja Medical Center

Jessica R. Goldstein, MD, FACEP, has been named Chief Medical Officer of University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center. Dr. Goldstein succeeds Dr. Tim Kasprzak, and has served in the role as interim Chief Medical Officer since Oct. 18, 2021. Her Chief Medical Officer appointment began Dec. 13, 2021.

University Hospitals receives $150K grant from PetSmart Charities®

University Hospitals and PetSmart Charities know pets have the remarkable ability to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, improve mood and offer unconditional love.  That’s why, with the help of a $150,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, University Hospitals is excited to bring four additional facility dogs to its health system over the next two years.

Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals representatives host joint news conference

Mercy Health – Lorain expert offers ways to prevent pandemic problems during holiday travel

During the holidays, one Mercy Health - Lorain expert offered their advice to prevent pandemic problems during holiday travel.

MetroHealth Employees Spread Joy During Annual Holiday Project

An annual grant gives The MetroHealth System employees creative freedom to spread joy and holiday cheer throughout the community year after year. The MetroHealth A.C.T.I.O.N (A Caring Tradition in Our Community) Grant is a proud tradition that assists employees to develop and carry out projects to help others during the holiday season.

Cleveland Clinic performs rare life-saving fetal surgery

During an ultrasound in late April 2021, one couple learned their unborn son had a large mass on his heart. That led them to the Cleveland Clinic where a rare life-saving fetal surgery would change their unborn son's life for the better.

Meet Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals' first babies of 2022

As 2021 came to a close, some little ones were ready to start their lives at the very beginning of 2022.