Health care executive will help to lead medical center’s $236.1 million Phase 2 expansion
–After an extensive, national search, Percival I. Kane, Jr., MHA, has been named Chief Operating Officer of University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center. Kane will begin his new appointment on Jan. 10, 2022.
Kane will be responsible for improving the value of UH Ahuja Medical Center’s services for the community, including enhancing the hospital’s growth and market share, continually improving clinical quality, safety and patient experience, and furthering integration initiatives within the UH system.
Kane will also focus on leading the $236.1 million Phase 2 expansion project, which will officially open in 2023. The development will bring new and improved services and hundreds of jobs to the community, including labor and delivery services, a new neonatal intensive care unit, the largest sports rehab complex in Northeast Ohio, a comprehensive breast health center, a new ambulatory surgical center, an expanded emergency department and more.
“We are confident that Percival’s robust health care leadership experience will help to advance our mission, vision and values at University Hospitals,” said Alan Papa, Chief Operating Officer, UH East Market. “Our leadership team is looking forward to working with him as we embark on the major next chapter in the future of the hospital with our expansion project.” Papa previously served as Chief Operating Officer for UH Ahuja Medical Center, and now oversees UH’s hospitals in the east region.
Kane comes to UH from Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Marymount is comprised of a 269-bed acute care regional hospital, an ambulatory surgery center and is the only Catholic Hospital within the health system. In his tenure, he provided executive leadership contributing to growth in admissions, surgical volume, emergency department visits and OR optimization. He also helped the team achieve favorable engagement scores in the midst of the pandemic.
Prior to his work in health care executive roles in Cleveland, Kane served as the Chief Ambulatory Officer and Senior Vice President of Physician Network at North Oaks Health System in Louisiana. He earned his Master of Health Administration from Saint Louis University School of Public Health, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans.
Kane is active in community and professional organizations. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the National Association of Health Service Executives (NAHSE), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Garfield Heights Kiwanis Club, University Settlement Board of Directors, Cleveland Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.