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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center now accepting patients

CLEVELAND – The new University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at UH Geauga Medical Center will open for patient care Monday, July 24. Under the direction of Judah Friedman, MD, it will be the only center in Geauga County offering comprehensive cancer care in one location.
 
UH Seidman Cancer Center has provided services at UH Geauga since 2008 and had outgrown its original space as patient volume has increased and outpatient cancer care has expanded, according to Dr. Friedman. “The new UH Seidman Cancer Center fills a growing need in Geauga County for state-of-the-art cancer care in a spacious facility, close to home,” he notes..
 
The 11,500 sq. ft. UH Seidman Cancer Center addition to the hospital building features 10 physician exam rooms for medical and radiation oncologists. Eighteen comfortable infusion bays where patients will receive chemotherapy each have a large window overlooking the woods, and radiation oncology is directly adjacent to the center for patient convenience and comfort. The center was designed to create a soothing patient environment with special touches such as a natural stone accent wall to create a calming ambiance. 


Friday, July 21, 2017

High dose influenza vaccine leads to lower hospitalizations in nursing home residents


CLEVELAND – In the largest nursing home study to date on the effect of a high dose (HD) flu vaccine, researchers found that vaccines with four times the antigen of standard flu (SD) vaccines significantly reduced the risk of respiratory and all-cause hospitalization during flu season.   
 
The study found a 12.7 percent relative reduction in the incidence of hospitalization for respiratory illness, such as pneumonia, and an 8.5 percent reduction of all-cause hospitalizations among residents on Medicare who lived at nursing homes that received HD instead of SD flu vaccines. 
 
The findings are published in the journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

University Hospitals appoints Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, PhD, MPH as new Director, Cardiovascular Interventional Center

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute announce the appointment of Mehdi H. Shishehbor, DO, PhD, MPH as Director of Cardiovascular Interventional Center effective Aug. 1, 2017.
 
He also will serve as a Co-Chair, Clinical Executive Committee with UH Cleveland Medical Center and work as the Co-Director, Vascular Center at UH Cleveland Medical Center and UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. 
 
Dr. Shishehbor will receive patients in his new offices beginning Aug. 1.  More information can be found: http://www.uhhospitals.org/services/heart-and-vascular/institute/leadership/mehdi-h-shishehbor.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center receives verification for Level I trauma center

CLEVELAND – The Level I trauma center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has received verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the organization that establishes criteria ensuring trauma care capability and institutional performance.
 
The Level I trauma center opened late in 2015 and has been operating under provisional status, as is customary until the ACS could conduct its extensive review of the program earlier this year and issue its final verification, which was in May.
 
“Obtaining a Level I verification status indicates the institution’s capability of providing comprehensive care for every aspect of injury,” said Nathaniel McQuay, MD, Director of Trauma Services and Acute-Care Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center. “Level I trauma centers also have a major responsibility for providing leadership in education, research, and system planning thereby ensuring the continuing presence of adequate resources in order to provide efficient, high level care for the management of time sensitive injuries.”


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NICU best in Ohio according to U.S. News & World Report Rankings for University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital (UH Rainbow) once again earned high recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals annual rankings. UH Rainbow is ranked No. 7 in neonatology, and among the nation’s 20 best children’s hospitals in orthopedics, neurology & neurosurgery, and pulmonology.
 
“We are honored U.S. News & World Report has recognized the outstanding work of our physicians, nurses and staff," says Fred Rothstein, MD, Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UH Rainbow. “We have exceptional people who are passionate about caring for babies, children and young adults, and producing the very best outcomes for the patients and their families who come to us for their care.”



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