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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Sara and Chris Connor donate $6.5 million to University Hospitals Connor Integrative Health Network

CLEVELAND – Sara and Chris Connor donated $6.5 million, bringing their total giving to Connor Integrative Health Network at University Hospitals (UH) to $8.5 million. The Connors’ gifts, emphasizing the increasing importance of evidence-based nonpharmacologic therapies for health and wellness, are among the largest in the nation for integrative health.
“We are exceedingly grateful to Sara and Chris for their longstanding support of University Hospitals and for their generous gift to expand the Connor Integrative Health Network,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of UH. “The Connors recognize the need for approaching health and medicine in a comprehensive and holistic way. We are at a moment of transformation in healthcare and this program is in perfect sync with UH’s overall wellness strategy. We are focused on bringing the highest quality and most comprehensive care to our patients.”
Through advocacy, education and research, the Connor Integrative Health Network is a nationally-recognized leader in efforts to transform the provision of and access to additional forms of healthcare. Integrative medicine – combining traditional medicine with evidence-based nonpharmacologic therapies – is the future of healthcare as patients take greater control of their own mental and physical wellness. It goes beyond the disease management model, extending care to overall health and prevention and empowering patients to partner with their healthcare team to take charge of their well-being.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

William W. Brien, MD, Named Chief Quality and Medical Officer for University Hospitals

CLEVELAND – Following a national search, University Hospitals has recruited William W. Brien, MD, as Chief Quality and Medical Officer.  Dr. Brien, who began this month, will oversee provider initiatives across the UH system including high-reliability medicine, quality and safety, patient advocacy, physician relations, and utilization and case management.
Dr. Brien is a renowned physician, researcher and administrative leader with three decades of experience as an orthopedic surgeon. He comes to UH from Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston, where he served as Sr. Vice President, Medical Operations and Chief Clinical Officer since 2015. He also was a Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine.
“We look forward to welcoming Dr. Brien to Northeast Ohio,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of UH. “We are confident his leadership will advance our medical staff and clinical care quality objectives at UH.”

Friday, December 08, 2017

New study reports University Hospitals as a major economic engine

CLEVELAND -- University Hospitals continues as a major economic driver in Northeast Ohio and the state of Ohio, according to a new economic impact report. 

UH’s system of medical and health centers and physician offices generates more than 63,000 direct and indirect jobs supporting nearly 44,000 households.

The system contributes almost $8 billion to the regional economy and more than $4 billion of labor income to the state of Ohio. 

UH’s largest impact is in Cuyahoga County, where it is responsible for just under 26,000 direct jobs, but it also creates an almost additional 7,500 direct jobs in all the remaining 10 counties in the region.

“For over 150 years, we’ve been healing, teaching and discovering with one purpose in mind: improving the health and well-being of those in our community,” explained Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals. “Research has shown there is a direct correlation between population wealth and population health and for this reason, our commitment to the communities we serve transcends the walls of our health system by spurring economic growth and development.”  

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