Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute

Gift from Hambrick Family Establishes First Cardiac Recovery Center in Region
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gift from Hambrick Family Establishes First Cardiac Recovery Center in Region

CLEVELAND – Every year, approximately one million Americans suffer from a heart attack which can lead to cardiogenic shock. Without immediate treatment, patients in cardiogenic shock have a 70-90 percent mortality rate.
In honor of a generous $5 million gift from Angela and James Hambrick, and in recognition of the importance of improving the heart care in Northeast Ohio and beyond, University Hospitals is establishing a new Center of Excellence – the Hambrick Center for Cardiac Recovery at UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.
“The Hambricks’ gift will help positively change the lives of patients around the region and will set the bar for national standards in cardiac recovery care,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, UH Chief Executive Officer. “UH already has one of the lowest mortality rates for cardiogenic shock patients among the U.S. News & World Report top-ranked heart centers. This generous donation will allow us to further our commitment to improving survival rates in Northeast Ohio and across the country.”
The Hambrick Center will serve as a national model for employing coordinated care to improve medical outcomes for patients suffering from cardiogenic shock.
With a critical one-hour treatment window after cardiogenic shock occurs, timing is crucial. A coordinated team of physicians, nurses and other cardiovascular experts at seven UH locations are currently prepared to treat cardiogenic shock patients.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Appointed Chief Academic Officer at University Hospitals

CLEVELAND – University Hospitals recently announced Mukesh K. Jain, MD, has been appointed the new Chief Academic Officer for University Hospitals (UH). In this role, Dr. Jain will report to Daniel I. Simon, MD, President of UH Medical Centers.
As Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Dr. Jain will lead the academic efforts of UH and provide oversight for the full spectrum of research that includes basic and translational as well as clinical and population research. In addition, he will oversee educational efforts including graduate medical education, continuing medical education, undergraduate medical education and community education.
“Over the past two years, Dr. Jain has played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of University Hospitals’ academic strategic plan,” said Dr. Simon, President - UH Medical Centers. “I am very pleased to have such a distinguished international leader in science and medicine take over as CAO and direct our efforts to advance our national leadership in research and translational medicine moving forward.” 

Monday, December 10, 2018

University Hospitals’ Richard Josephson, MS, MD, leads national effort to bolster cardiac rehab

CLEVELAND – Richard Josephson, MS, MD, a University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center cardiologist, leads a national program to increase the knowledge and engagement of physicians regarding cardiac rehabilitation.
Dr. Josephson, and moreover, University Hospitals, is recognized as a national leader in the field. As a result, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) selected Dr. Josephson to organize, develop and implement a first-of-its-kind and transformational web-based educational program.
The effort is being backed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) via their important “Million Hearts” program, a government-funded organization trying to raise awareness about prevention and rehabilitation in an effort to lower the burden of cardiovascular disease and related death.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Heather Gornik, MD, joins University Hospitals as co-director of Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s Vascular Center

CLEVELAND – Heather Gornik, MD, has been named co-director of the Vascular Center at University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute.
Dr. Gornik, a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist, completed medical school at the University of Chicago followed by internal medicine, cardiology, and vascular medicine training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston where she also served as chief medical resident. 
She is an internationally recognized expert in the care of complex vascular diseases, particularly fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), an uncommon disease of the arteries that can lead to narrowing, aneurysm and dissection.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

University Hospitals Physician Receives Major Grant for Alzheimer’s Research

CLEVELAND - Could our blood hold the molecular secrets to a fountain of youth, preventing age-related brain disorders? Can targeting red blood cells and blood vessels keep our brains healthy and prevent dementia?
Mukesh K. Jain, MD, Chief Scientific Officer for University Hospitals and UH Harrington Discovery Institute (HDI) and Chief Research Officer, UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, will lead a multidisciplinary team of notable researchers from across the country to help answer those questions.

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