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Tuesday, February 05, 2019

University Hospitals, Kent State address nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through new nursing education program

CLEVELAND - University Hospitals and Kent State University are joining forces to address the ongoing nursing shortage in Northeast Ohio through a new Nursing education initiative that will increase the number of baccalaureate-degreed nurses who enter the workforce each year.

This program will better meet the needs of students, employers and the community and will serve as a model for other communities around the United States who face similar challenges. Specifically, the program will tackle the challenges that nursing students face at every stage of their education and careers by:
  • Instituting an additional cohort of students in Kent State’s BSN program to be admitted each year. UH will support these students in the following ways:
  1. Expanding financial support by means of the UH Nursing Scholars program, which will provide $12,000 in financial support to 20 students for their senior year at Kent State, contingent on their employment with UH for at least two years after graduation
  2. Recruiting experienced UH nurses to serve as clinical instructors for the program
  • Increasing availability of required clinical placements through additional rotations at UH facilities
“University Hospitals is excited to enhance our existing relationship with Kent State University and expand the opportunity to bring more individuals into the nursing field,” says UH Chief Human Resource Officer Thomas Snowberger.

“The University Hospitals Scholars program will provide critical financial support for students, diverse clinical sites in the University Hospital system, and expand the opportunity for more students to experience the excellent education offered at Kent State University College of Nursing,” notes Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean, Kent State College of Nursing. “It will provide diverse clinical sites, employment opportunities and additional financial support for committed students.”

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Minoff Family Makes Visionary Gift to University Hospitals

CLEVELAND – In recognition of the Minoff family’s significant donation, University Hospitals (UH) will rename UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center to UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands. UH Minoff Health Center is the system’s busiest and most prominent outpatient facility, with more than 100,000 patient visits every year.
“Sam Minoff, his late wife, Clare, and their children – Amy and Michael Southard, Barry Minoff and Roy Minoff – have been business leaders in Cleveland for decades and, with this gift, are now among our most generous donors,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, UH Chief Executive Officer. “Through the family’s gift, UH will ensure that thousands of people each year continue to receive the highest-quality care in a convenient location.”
Located near the intersection of I-271 and Harvard Road at 3909 Orange Place in Orange Village, UH Minoff Health Center houses a wide array of health care services, including: primary care, radiology, women’s health, travel medicine, heart and cancer care, laboratory services and ENT clinicians. In addition, the Urgent Care Center, complete with a UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s section, serves adults and children when quick diagnoses and treatments are needed.
“Clare and I raised our family in this community and it has given us so much over the years. We wanted to give back and UH provided the right opportunity,” said Sam Minoff, former chairman of Kichler Lighting. “We are so proud to support the work of the doctors and nurses who are dedicated to helping people with their health care needs.”

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