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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center appoints Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, as Chair of Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief

CLEVELAND – Following a national search, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center has appointed Joseph F. Sabik III, MD, as Chair of the Department of Surgery. He also will serve as Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President for Surgical Operations for the University Hospitals system. He begins his new appointment on Nov. 15. 
The appointment was announced by Daniel I. Simon, MD, President of UH Cleveland Medical Center. “Dr. Sabik is a world-renowned surgeon and academic authority in cardiothoracic surgery,” said Dr. Simon. “Dr. Sabik’s leadership will profoundly impact the health care professionals and patients who turn to UH for surgical services.”
Dr. Sabik’s clinical areas of expertise include minimally invasive cardiac surgery, multi-arterial coronary artery bypass grafting, and heart valve repair and replacement surgery. He is widely published in leading professional journals and a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences.

Monday, September 26, 2016

University Hospitals plans North Ridgeville Health Center and freestanding emergency department

(North Ridgeville, OH) – University Hospitals plans to break ground on a $32.4 million state-of-the-art outpatient health center and freestanding Emergency Department in North Ridgeville on September 27 with a projected completion date of late 2017.  
The proposed 50,300-square-foot ambulatory health center and freestanding emergency department will sit on more than 30 acres of land highly visible from I-480, I-80/Ohio Turnpike and easily accessed from Route 10.
“The new UH North Ridgeville Health Center will allow us to meet the increased demand for outpatient services and provide primary and specialty care in the communities surrounding UH Elyria Medical Center and UH St. John Medical Center,” said Donald Sheldon, MD, President of UH Community Hospitals West Region. “The planned new construction exemplifies our commitment to improving access to the highest quality care in an efficient patient-centered environment.” 

Friday, September 23, 2016

University Hospitals appoints Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, as new Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute announce the appointment of Sanjay Rajagopalan, MD, as Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine effective September 26.
Dr. Rajagopalan is an exceptionally accomplished clinician scientist, with nearly three decades of experience leading translational research at elite academic medical centers. He is renowned worldwide for his pioneering work in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging, and is one of the nation’s top experts in the study of cholesterol, air pollution and other environmental factors on lung, heart and vascular diseases.
Before joining UH, he served as Co-Director of the Heart Center and Professor of Medicine since 2013 at the University of Maryland. He has also held academic positions at The Ohio State University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Friday, September 23, 2016

University Hospitals Names M. Steven Jones as President, UH Community Hospitals-East Region

CLEVELAND — University Hospitals announces that M. Steven Jones will serve as President of UH Community Hospitals-East region. As President, Mr. Jones will oversee the operations of all of the University Hospitals East Region medical and health centers. The East Region comprises UH Ahuja, Bedford, Conneaut, Geauga, Geneva, Portage and Richmond medical centers, as well as several health centers in the region.     
In his new role, Mr. Jones will work closely with the leadership of all East Region locations to continue full integration within the growing UH health system, extend the UH commitment to high quality, patient-centered care and expand the services available at every location.
“Steve’s collaborative style and commitment to addressing local community needs has already enhanced our ability to offer more people the essential health services they need close to home,” said Richard A. Hanson, President, UH Community Hospitals and Ambulatory Network, to whom Mr. Jones will report in his new position. “At every location he oversees, Steve has applied his exceptional leadership skills to help our teams create high quality, patient-centered environments.”

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Robert A. Salata, MD, named Chair of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

CLEVELAND – Following a national search, Robert A. Salata, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and
Physician-in-Chief for the entire UH system. An internationally renowned expert in infectious diseases and global health, Dr. Salata has served as Interim Chairman of the Department of Medicine for the past year.
“Bob emerged as the clear choice during an extensive search for a permanent department leader,” said Dan Simon, MD, President of UH Cleveland Medical Center. “He will apply his vast experience and impeccable leadership qualities to enhance alignment of clinical operations, new program development, research collaboration and educational programs with University Hospitals strategic priorities.”
Dr. Salata joined UH in 1985 and served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine for nearly 20 years as well as Executive Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine for seven years. He also is Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention. He is Professor of Medicine, International Health, Epidemiology/ Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. 

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