International Study Finds Thrombectomy Highly Effective Long-Term Treatment for Large Strokes

In a major, international study, named SELECT2, a University Hospitals (UH) research team found that patients with large strokes had a dramatically better recovery after endovascular thrombectomy plus medical management at long-term follow-up, than patients who only received standard medical management.

$6.5 Million Legacy Gift Enhances Emergency Medicine across University Hospitals

A significant estate gift of $6.5 million from the late Arthur D. and Kazuko Maine will support emergency medical care across the University Hospitals health system, expanding the now named Arthur D. and Kazuko Maine Trauma Unit at UH Ahuja Medical Center, establishing the first two endowed positions within emergency medicine at UH and supporting an endowed chair for orthopedic trauma.

University Hospitals Invests $531 Million in 2022 Community Benefit to Address Health and Economic Disparities

In its most recent Community Health Investment Report covering 2022, University Hospitals (UH) showcases recent examples of its continued effort to invest in the well-being and health of our community and to address health and economic disparities in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Since 2008, UH has invested nearly $5 billion in community benefit, and in 2022 alone, the health system’s community benefit expenditures totaled $531 million.

Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals researchers awarded five-year, $11.2 million federal grant to study esophagus cancers

With a new five-year, $11.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals hope to learn what causes—and how to reduce and treat—esophagus cancers, an increasingly common and deadly disease.

University Hospitals announces historic $2 billion fundraising campaign

University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio announced today a $2 billion fundraising effort to advance its mission. Because of You: The Campaign for University Hospitals, led by campaign co-chairs Dee Haslam and Shelly Adelman, has received more than $1.18 billion in support to date – nearly 60 percent of its goal.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals to assess effectiveness of novel MRI method for breast cancer patients

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University
(CWRU) and University Hospitals (UH) will study whether a new magnetic resonance imaging exam can predict how chemotherapy’s effectiveness for a woman with breast cancer based on a single round of treatment.

University Hospitals Nationally Recognized for Commitment to High-Quality Stroke Care

University Hospitals has received numerous American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke achievement awards for demonstrating commitment to following the latest, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital.

University Hospitals Receives $5 Million from Lake Health Foundation to Support Patient Care in Lake County

University Hospitals has received a $5 million leadership gift from Lake Health Foundation to ensure excellent, close-to-home care for Lake County patients and families. The unprecedented gift celebrates the Foundation’s 40th anniversary and enduring commitment to community health and well-being.

Amitabh Goel, MD, FACS, Named Verified Surgeon of Quality by Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative

Hernia Awareness Month occurs each year in June, and this year the Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative (ACHQC) is celebrating with the launch of its new Verified Surgeon of Quality Program. Amitabh Goel, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Surgery at University Hospitals (UH) Geneva Medical Center, and clinical professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has been recognized by the organization as a Verified Surgeon of Quality.

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center Brings New Healthcare Investments to Community

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center has made a number of recent investments in various areas to better serve patients in the community. Throughout the next few months, the hospital will be opening a new Breast Health Center, renovating its Cath Lab, enhancing women’s health services, and making new improvements in nuclear medicine, imaging, and across its facilities.

New Chief Nursing Officers Named for UH Beachwood, Lake West and TriPoint Medical Centers

University Hospitals (UH) Beachwood, Lake West and TriPoint medical centers have named new Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs). Danielle Sindelar, MSN, RN, CMSRN, was named CNO of UH Beachwood and TriPoint medical centers and began her new position March 26, 2023. Anthony Stachnik, BSN, RN, CCRN, was named CNO of UH Lake West and began his new position on March 12, 2023.

University Hospitals Invests More than $25 Million in UH Lake West and TriPoint Medical Centers to Better Serve Lake County Residents

University Hospitals (UH) is investing $25.5 million to enhance UH Lake West and TriPoint medical centers this year, and align key services to ensure the highest quality of care for Lake County residents. The investments build on UH’s promise to expand and enhance services when Lake Health officially joined the UH health system in April 2021.

Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre Hosts Virtual Event on Advancing Novel Therapies for Rare Diseases

The Oxford-Harrington Rare Disease Centre (OHC), a partnership of the University of Oxford and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals (UH), is hosting a virtual event on Monday, Feb. 27, 2023, in honor of the upcoming Rare Disease Day, which is celebrated across the globe on February 28 every year.

Forbes Ranks University Hospitals as One of America’s Best Large Employers

For the second consecutive year, Forbes recognized University Hospitals (UH) as one of America’s Best Large Employers. UH earned the first spot among all health systems in Ohio. UH ranked 81st in the nation among businesses nationally with 1,000 or more employees. The recognition is based on independently conducted employee surveys.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and Harrington Discovery Institute to Support Promising Research to Protect the Alzheimer’s Brain

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland have granted an ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award to Christiane Wrann, PhD, DVM, Associate Professor in Medicine at the Cardiovascular Research Center and the McCance Center for Brain Health at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Wrann will receive funding and drug development guidance to help advance her research towards potential new therapies for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

University Hospitals Invests $531 Million in 2021 Community Benefit to Address Health and Economic Disparities

In its most recent Community Benefit Report covering 2021, University Hospitals (UH) showcases recent examples of its continued effort to address health and economic disparities in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. Over the past 10 years, UH has invested $3.5 billion in community benefit expenditures, and in 2021 alone, the health system’s community benefit expenditures totaled $531 million.

Key Mechanisms of Airway Relaxation in Asthma Revealed in New Study

Many therapeutics for asthma and other obstructive lung diseases target the β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR), a G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) that rapidly supports airway relaxation when stimulated. Yet, overuse of these agents is associated with adverse health outcomes, including death, which has limited their utility as frontline therapies. Now, a mouse model study published in today’s issue of Molecular Cell, from investigators at University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University, identifies a novel strategy to isolate the beneficial effects of β2AR stimulation. This suggests a new therapeutic approach to airway diseases as well as numerous other conditions involving the aberrant function of GPCRs.

Several Hospitals in University Hospitals System Recognized by American Heart Association for Quality Stroke Care

Several hospitals in the University Hospitals health system have been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for their quality stroke care. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards, achieved by UH medical centers, recognizes their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and Harrington Discovery Institute Invite Proposals for 2022 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) announce a joint request for proposals for the 2022 ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award. The ADDF-Harrington Scholar Award is designed to accelerate the translation of innovative research that could treat, prevent, or slow Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) is open to academic investigators at accredited medical centers, research institutions, and universities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Researchers working on drug development programs that are relevant to, but not presently focused on, the Alzheimer’s field are also encouraged to apply. This award provides a combination of financial support and expert drug development guidance to provide the best chance to move research beyond the bench to the bedside.

Harrington Discovery Institute Announces 2022 Grant Funding to 11 Physician-Scientists

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, today announced the 2022 class of Harrington Scholar-Innovators. The scholar awards will support a diverse set of drug discovery projects including new treatments for pulmonary diseases, COVID-19, multiple cancers, corneal disease, hepatitis, and acquired spinal cord injuries.

Researchers Link Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease, Develop Strategies to Reduce Exposure and Encourage Government Intervention

In a new review article, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from University Hospitals (UH), Case Western Reserve University and Boston College discuss evidence linking pollution and cardiovascular disease. The research team highlights strategies for reducing individual exposure to pollution, and the importance of government-supported interventions encouraging clean energy.

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Open Call for 2022 Harrington-MSTP Scholar Award

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have issued a call for proposals for the 2022 Harrington-MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) Scholar Award to help the next generation of physician-scientists advance their discoveries towards clinical application.

University Hospitals Earns National Recognition for Efforts to Improve Stroke Treatment

Several hospitals in the University Hospitals (UH) system have been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards for their quality stroke care. Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke awards were developed to help healthcare professionals provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines for treating stroke patients.

International Harrington Prize Jointly Awarded to Drs. Warren Leonard and John O’Shea

The eighth annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine has been jointly awarded to Warren J. Leonard, MD, NHLBI, NIH Distinguished Investigator, and John J. O’Shea, MD, Scientific Director, NIAMS, NIH, for their respective contributions to the field of immunology, from fundamental discovery to therapeutic impact.

Harrington Discovery Institute Announces New Fund to Advance Breakthrough Discoveries into Novel Treatments

The transatlantic, not-for-profit medical accelerator, Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) at University Hospitals, has collaborated with leading venture investor, Advent Life Sciences (‘Advent’) in the launch of the Advent-Harrington Impact Fund. Advent’s new impact fund, structured alongside Advent Life Sciences Fund III, brings a total of $215 million to advance breakthrough discoveries into novel treatments for the benefit of patients and society.

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center Opens Food for Life Market

University Hospitals (UH) Portage Medical Center is opening a UH Food for Life Market to set patients up for success in nutrition and dietary education. The UH Food for Life Market is part of a holistic approach to addressing food insecurity and the medical conditions, including chronic health conditions, that are impacted by nutrition and access to healthy food.

University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Physician Brings New Wound Healing Technology to Ohio

University Hospitals (UH) Richmond Medical Center is the first clinical setting in Ohio to utilize a special technology that sends acoustic sound waves to wounds to jump start the healing process. Windy Cole, DPM, Certified Wound Specialist Physician at the Center for Wound Care at UH Richmond Medical Center, is leading the use of the novel device in the state through research and case studies.

The dermaPACE® System from SANUWAVE, is an FDA approved device indicated for treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. The device delivers acoustic shock waves to tissues, helping to jump start wound healing through new blood vessel formation.

Iowa and Ohio Researchers Discover New, Protective Strategy for Embryonic Development during Prenatal Stress in Animal Model

New research from the University of Iowa and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center demonstrates that offspring can be protected from the effects of prenatal stress by administering a neuroprotective compound during pregnancy.

UH East Region Community Hospitals Collaborate with Greater Cleveland Food Bank to Provide Hunger-Free Holidays

University Hospitals (UH) east region community hospitals are collaborating with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to provide hunger-free holidays for families in need.

Donation boxes will be placed at UH Ahuja, Bedford, Conneaut, Geauga, Geneva, Portage and Richmond Medical Center entrances from December 1 through December 15. Caregivers can voluntarily bring non-perishable food items when they report to work, and UH EMS vehicles will be transporting donations to the food bank.

Because of COVID-19 precautions, community members who are not employees cannot enter the hospitals; however, to make donating easy for the community, UH and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank have developed a virtual food drive for monetary donations. Just one dollar can provide four nutritious meals, so donations of all sizes go a long way: www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/UH2020.

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee Donates $20,000 to Organizations in Need

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic this year, University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center’s Medical Executive Committee donated to two organizations in need. The committee provided $10,000 to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. A donation of just one dollar provides enough food for four nutritious meals, meaning this donation helped give 40,000 meals to those in need.

Researchers Discover Neuroprotective Treatment for Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of cognitive impairment that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite growing awareness about the debilitating and lifelong progressive consequences of TBI, there are currently no treatments that slow the deteriorative process. TBI survivors are currently treated with extensive physical and cognitive rehabilitation, accompanied by medications that may mitigate symptoms yet do not halt or slow neurodegeneration. Now, researchers have found for the first time that this process can be pharmacologically reversed in an animal model of this chronic health condition, offering an important proof of principle in the field and a potential path to new therapy.

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Joins the Cardiometabolic Center Alliance as a Key Strategic Partner and Charter Member

The Cardiometabolic Center Alliance (CMCA), founded by Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute is pleased to announce the addition of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center as Key Strategic Partner and Charter Member. As a coalition that seeks to establish Cardiometabolic Centers of Excellence nationwide aimed at transforming the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and related cardiovascular (CV) and renal comorbidities, the CMCA considers University Hospitals (UH) a large integrated health system based in Cleveland, Ohio a key member of the Alliance.

New Research Shows Air Pollution Could Play a Role in Development of Cardiometabolic Diseases, Diabetes

Air pollution is the world’s leading environmental risk factor, and causes more than nine million deaths per year. New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows air pollution may play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Importantly, the effects were reversible with cessation of exposure.

UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19

University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to its caregivers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The trial, named the ARMS-I COVID Study, is designed to assess whether the drug helps prevent airborne transmission of coronavirus and whether it reduces the symptoms of healthcare providers who have tested positive for the virus.

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Physician First in Ohio to Use Wound Care Imaging Device in Clinical Setting

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center (UH) is the first clinical setting in Ohio using special technology to identify harmful bacteria, leading to healing for patients suffering from chronic wounds. Windy Cole, DPM, Medical Director of the UH Ahuja Wound Care Center, conducted research studies utilizing the MolecuLight i:X® and is leading the use of the novel device in the state.