Lake Health & University Hospitals announce new partnership

Friday, March 08, 2019
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, OH – Lake Health and University Hospitals today announce a new collaboration.
The two hospital systems have finalized an agreement for UH to join the Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center as a minority member.

University Hospitals will join the two founding members of Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center – Lake Health and Manna Isle Ohio, who developed the hospital in collaboration with more than 20 independent physicians.
Lake Health will maintain its majority membership interest. UH will be acquiring a portion of Manna Isle’s interest in the Beachwood hospital.

“Collaboration is part of the culture of health care,” said Cynthia Moore-Hardy, president and CEO of Lake Health. “We think this partnership is a model that can and should be replicated. The point isn’t the structure; the point is what we’re able to do together in collaboration to help patients. This partnership will make healthcare delivery in our region more efficient, cost-effective, and simply better for patients we serve.” 

Lake Health and University Hospitals have collaborated for over 20 years to provide cancer services at the Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Mentor.

“The agreement expands our longstanding relationship with Lake Health,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, University Hospitals CEO. “UH embraces new models in health care delivery that advance patient quality and value, and we are proud to be part of this new acute care hospital.”

Located at the corner of Richmond Road and Chagrin Boulevard, Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center is a full-service acute care hospital specializing in orthopedics, urology, spine, and pain management. It features 25 private patient rooms, six operating rooms, 24-hour emergency room services, diagnostic services and physical therapy.

About Lake Health
For 17 consecutive years NorthCoast 99 has named Lake Health one of the 99 Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio. Dedicated to redefining health care in Northeast Ohio, Lake Health provides patient- and family-centered care that promotes a lifetime of health and wellness. Lake Health delivers progressive, compassionate health care through 12 state-of-the-art facilities staffed by more than 500 physicians and 2,900 health care professionals. To learn more, visit or follow @LakeHealth on Twitter.                            
About University Hospitals / Cleveland, Ohio
Founded in 1866, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 18 hospitals, more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and 200 physician offices in 16 counties throughout northern Ohio. The system’s academic medical center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, located in Cleveland’s University Circle, includes University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; University Hospitals MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, a high-volume national referral center for complex cardiovascular procedures; and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. UH is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and urology. UH Cleveland Medical Center is perennially among the highest performers in national ranking surveys, including “America’s Best Hospitals” from U.S. News & World Report. UH is also home to Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development. UH is one of the largest employers in Northeast Ohio with 28,000 physicians and employees. 
Advancing the Science of Health and the Art of Compassion is UH’s vision for benefitting its patients into the future, and the organization’s mission is To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Follow UH on Facebook @UniversityHospitals and Twitter @UHhospitals. For more information, visit

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