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Newswise: General Electric Healthcare Chooses UH to Clinically 
Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
Released: 10-Jul-2020 12:15 PM EDT
General Electric Healthcare Chooses UH to Clinically Evaluate First-of-its-kind Imaging System
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center physicians completed evaluation for the GE Healthcare Critical Care Suite, and the technology is now in daily clinical practice – flagging between seven to 15 collapsed lungs per day within the hospital. No one on the team could have predicted the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but this technology and future research with GEHC may enhance the capability to improve care for COVID-19 patients in the ICU. Critical Care Suite is now assisting in COVID and non-COVID patient care as the AMX 240 travels to intensive care units within the hospital.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 6:05 AM EDT
Harrington Discovery Institute and Morgan Stanley GIFT Cures Announce Campaign to Fund Cures for COVID-19
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of the Harrington Discovery Institute and Morgan Stanley raising funds for furthering COVID-19 research.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT
Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Statement from University Hospitals in Cleveland supporting Cleveland City Council resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

Newswise: Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Released: 2-Jun-2020 2:25 PM EDT
Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, Appointed Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Princess U. Ogbogu, MD, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. She comes to UH Rainbow from The Ohio State University, where she served as Director, Division of Allergy and Immunology, and Associate Professor of Medicine since 2016.

Newswise: MAGNET Delivers Improved COVID-19 Testing Platform in Partnership with University Hospitals and the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance
Released: 14-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
MAGNET Delivers Improved COVID-19 Testing Platform in Partnership with University Hospitals and the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), in collaboration with University Hospitals and The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19, has developed a new, protective testing platform for health care workers assessing the spread of COVID-19. Health care experts at University Hospitals and UH Ventures, their innovation and commercialization division, believe these specially designed barriers could decrease the need for valuable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), speed up the testing process, and better protect frontline health care workers.

Released: 7-May-2020 9:40 AM EDT
University Hospitals Launches “UH Healthy Restart Playbook” to Help Businesses Restart
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of University Hospitals "UH Healthy Restart Playbook" -- a comprehensive toolkit to help businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

Released: 4-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
New study predicts impact of COVID-19 on labor and delivery in the United States
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

In a study published online in the journal American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, physician-researchers from UH Cleveland Medical Center and Georgia State University project 52 COVID-19 related maternal mortalities in the United States this year.

Released: 28-Apr-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Medical device developed by CWRU/UH researchers wins 2020 Edison Award
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

A medical device based on technology developed by Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) has won a prestigious 2020 Edison Best New Product Award. EsoCheck, a device designed to help detect precancerous changes in the esophagus, was named a “Silver” winner of the 2020 Edison Best New Product Awards in the “Medical/Dental - Testing Solutions” subcategory.

Newswise: UH and Cupron Collaborate to Provide Reusable Copper-Infused Masks to Caregivers
Released: 17-Apr-2020 12:40 PM EDT
UH and Cupron Collaborate to Provide Reusable Copper-Infused Masks to Caregivers
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals in Cleveland is using masks made with a copper-infused fabric has been clinically validated to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infections such as C. Diff and MRSA. The masks are made by Cupron, Inc, a tech company that uses the properties of copper for healthcare and other uses.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 11:40 AM EDT
University Hospitals Surpasses $5 Million in Community Support in Fight Against COVID-19
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

More than $5 million in community giving is helping to support University Hospitals’ response to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis. Contributions from community hospital foundations, totaling $2.25 million, and a $1 million clinical research grant from the Cleveland Foundation represent a significant portion of the funds contributed to date and will provide crucial, local-level support during the pandemic.

Released: 15-Apr-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Synapse Biomedical receives FDA emergency approval to use temporary breathing pacing device for COVID-19
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Synapse Biomedical, a spin out company from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), has received FDA approval for emergency use of its TransAeris Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator System to help wean any patient off of the ventilator including COVID-19 patients. Diaphragm pacing has the potential of freeing up ventilators as patients could be moved off of ventilators and placed on the pacing system.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 9:40 AM EDT
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals to Aid in Global Fight Against Coronavirus Pandemic
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement from the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals of a new initiative that galvanizes its transatlantic network of academic institutions, foundations, and philanthropic partners to accelerate promising, near-term therapies to treat COVID-19 and its complications and battle future pandemic threats. In advancing its portfolio of 120 drugs-in-the-making at 54 leading academic centers in North America and the U.K., HDI has developed a proven model that has enabled scientists in academia to accelerate their breakthrough drug discoveries toward trials in patients.

Newswise: UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19
Released: 2-Apr-2020 10:45 AM EDT
UH to launch clinical trial in the fight to protect clinicians against COVID-19
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals announced it will lead a clinical trial that involves the administration of an investigational drug, ARMS-I, to its caregivers working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The trial, named the ARMS-I COVID Study, is designed to assess whether the drug helps prevent airborne transmission of coronavirus and whether it reduces the symptoms of healthcare providers who have tested positive for the virus.

Released: 28-Feb-2020 1:10 PM EST
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Opens Call for 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

An announcement that the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals is accepting letters of intent for the 2021 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award. The award offers inventive physician-scientists resources and expertise to advance their discoveries into medicines.

Newswise: University Hospitals named for the eighth time as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
Released: 25-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST
University Hospitals named for the eighth time as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement that University Hospitals in Cleveland has been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Newswise: University Hospitals recruits Alejandro Rivas, MD, as the New Division Chief of Otology/Neurotology
Released: 18-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
University Hospitals recruits Alejandro Rivas, MD, as the New Division Chief of Otology/Neurotology
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) has appointed Alejandro Rivas, M.D., to be Division Chief of Otology/Neurotology in the UH Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He joins UH on June 1, 2020 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., where he is Director of Endoscopic Ear Surgery Dr. Rivas is one of the foremost pioneers of endoscopic ear surgery in the world. He has performed and taught endoscopic ear surgery and cochlear implant surgical approaches across the globe, including Colombia, Italy, Argentina, Japan, and Australia. This type of surgery results in less invasive procedures for patients with chronic ear disease.

Newswise: University Hospitals in Cleveland announces changes to leadership structure for improved system collaboration and innovation
Released: 10-Feb-2020 1:00 PM EST
University Hospitals in Cleveland announces changes to leadership structure for improved system collaboration and innovation
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Eric Beck, DO, was named the Chief Operating Officer responsible for East and West region community hospitals for the University Hospitals system in Northeast Ohio. Dr. Beck also will be responsible for the UH Physician Network, Ambulatory services, Accountable Care Organization, Chief Quality Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Home Care and Ventures. Daniel Simon, MD, was named Chief Clinical & Scientific Officer and President, UH Cleveland Medical Center.

Newswise: University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Physician First in Ohio to Use Wound Care Imaging Device in Clinical Setting
Released: 10-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center Physician First in Ohio to Use Wound Care Imaging Device in Clinical Setting
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center (UH) is the first clinical setting in Ohio using special technology to identify harmful bacteria, leading to healing for patients suffering from chronic wounds. Windy Cole, DPM, Medical Director of the UH Ahuja Wound Care Center, conducted research studies utilizing the MolecuLight i:X® and is leading the use of the novel device in the state.

Released: 24-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treats its first glioblastoma patient with genetically modified poliovirus
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma (GBM), a deadly Grade IV cancer of the brain. UH is the only Midwest site participating in this clinical trial, which was initiated at Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC. The original study, which ran from 2012-2017, was published in New England Journal of Medicine in July 2018 as well as highlighted on “60 Minutes” in 2015 and again in 2018. The study found that survival rates were significantly higher in glioblastoma patients who received an intratumoral infusion of a modified viral chimera combining the polio and rhinoviruses (PVSRIPO immunotherapy) compared to patients receiving standard treatment at the same institution.

Newswise: University Hospitals Employee Offers to Donate Kidney within Ten Minutes of Meeting Patient in Need
Released: 19-Dec-2019 10:55 AM EST
University Hospitals Employee Offers to Donate Kidney within Ten Minutes of Meeting Patient in Need
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Erika Hosey, a cardiovascular technician at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, ended the year by giving a life-changing gift to a patient in need. While performing a routine cardiac stress test, she drummed up a conversation. She learned that her patient, Denise Butvin, had kidney disease and needed transplant surgery. “Erika just blurted out…I’ll give you my kidney,” said Butvin. “I was in shock. I couldn’t believe this was real.” While Butvin is a positive person, she has been through an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs and on waitlists in Ohio and Pennsylvania for five years. Her family and friends were not an organ match. Both her sister and father were on dialysis for many years and passed away from kidney disease, so she knew how pressing this transplant surgery was. Hosey started the process the next day, and after a few weeks of testing turned out to be a perfect donor match. “To be a kidney donor match for someone is really a shot in the dark,” she

Released: 19-Dec-2019 9:30 AM EST
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Announces 2020 Scholar-Innovator Award Recipients
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of the 2020 class of Harrington Scholar-Innovators from the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, Class includes the institute’s first Canadian scholar. The grants support a range of drug discovery projects including novel therapies for treating Alzheimer’s, Prion disease, cancer, lung diseases, resistant tuberculosis, and rare genetic disorders.

Newswise: Cynthia F. Bearer, MD, PhD, Appointed Chief, Division of Neonatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Released: 18-Dec-2019 3:55 PM EST
Cynthia F. Bearer, MD, PhD, Appointed Chief, Division of Neonatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of new chief of neonatology at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital: Cynthia F. Bearer, MD, PhD.

Newswise: Donna Plecha, MD, named chair of radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Released: 5-Dec-2019 2:30 PM EST
Donna Plecha, MD, named chair of radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of a new chair of the Department of Radiology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center: Donna M. Plecha, MD, a nationally recognized expert in breast imaging.

26-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
Researchers Find Common Measures of Immune Status, Inflammation Can Predict Mortality
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

News release about a new collaborative study led by Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals finding that commonly used clinical indicators of immune status and inflammation can predict mortality in the general population.

Newswise: Record $34.5 million gift from Rainbow Foundation supports patient care
Released: 19-Nov-2019 1:50 PM EST
Record $34.5 million gift from Rainbow Foundation supports patient care
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of the Rainbow Foundation making a generous gift of $34.5 million – the largest gift in University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s and the foundation's histories – to help ensure all children throughout Northeast Ohio have continued access to highest quality health care.

Newswise: Alan J. Papa Named New President of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
Released: 6-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
Alan J. Papa Named New President of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

After an extensive national search, University Hospitals has named Alan J. Papa as President of University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. Papa, a highly respected health care executive, begins his new appointment on November 18. Papa will be responsible for the continued growth and operations of UH Ahuja Medical Center, including leading the $200 million UH Ahuja expansion project to accommodate changing demographics, service needs and technologies.

Newswise: Cutler Family gifts $15 million to University Hospitals to transform men’s health care
Released: 1-Nov-2019 1:30 PM EDT
Cutler Family gifts $15 million to University Hospitals to transform men’s health care
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of a new $15 million gift for University Hospitals to develop a new model for the delivery of health care to men.

Released: 14-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital receives $3 million to establish Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of $3 million to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to establish a Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR).

Released: 11-Oct-2019 2:05 AM EDT
University Hospitals Applauds HHS’ Proposal to Modernize Rules and Enhance Value-Based Care
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Reaction of University Hospitals in Northeast Ohio to proposal from HHS to reform the Physician Self-Referral Law and the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute.

Released: 17-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Announce Program to Advance Discoveries by the Next Generation
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine announce the new Harrington-Medical Scientist Training Program (Harrington-MSTP), a two-year scholarship for Case Western Reserve University MSTP students whose work has been identified as innovative, creative and having potential to progress toward clinical application.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine joins nationwide network of U.S. travel clinics
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine has been accepted as the newest member of Global TravEpiNet, a 29-member network of travel clinics within the United States supported by the Centers for Disease Control in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Newswise: University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center designs the cardiovascular center of the future
Released: 3-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center designs the cardiovascular center of the future
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

The new Center for Advanced Heart & Vascular Care (CAHVC) at University Hospitals in Cleveland and its Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the first cardiovascular centers in the world to co-locate an MRI, CT and robotically operated cardiac catheterization laboratory (cath lab) with surgical capabilities (hybrid OR) in the same suite.

Newswise: University Hospitals awarded $1.2 million in aggregate from Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge for developing technology solution that helps mitigate the opioid epidemic
Released: 27-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals awarded $1.2 million in aggregate from Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge for developing technology solution that helps mitigate the opioid epidemic
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals was awarded a $1 million grant from the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge for creating an innovative technology solution that helps health professionals in the fight against the opioid epidemic plaguing our communities. This follows a $200,000 award last year from the first phase of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. UH Ventures, the innovation arm for University Hospitals, developed UH Care Continues – a logistics technology platform supporting patients as they transition out of the hospital, providing an opportunity for opioid surveillance and tracking in real time.

29-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT
Physician Leaders Call for Action to Create a New Generation of Physician-Scientists
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

In a perspective article in the New England Journal of Medicine, a group of prominent physician-scientist leaders proposes a plan for increasing the number of physicians who conduct research looking for tomorrow’s breakthroughs and cures. They write, “Revitalizing the physician-scientist pipeline is of critical importance to overcoming current and future health challenges.”

Newswise: U.S. News & World Report Again Names University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Among Nation’s Best Hospitals
Released: 30-Jul-2019 12:05 AM EDT
U.S. News & World Report Again Names University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Among Nation’s Best Hospitals
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

News release about University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center being recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center ranked in eight of 12 adult specialties, two of them in the top 25. It is ranked second among all hospitals in Ohio.

Released: 29-Jul-2019 1:00 AM EDT
New study finds asthma medication inhibits changes in diabetic retinopathy in type 1 diabetes mouse model
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Study found the asthma medication montelukast (brand name Singulair) can inhibit early changes in diabetic retinopathy, the eye disease which develops due to diabetes, in a mouse model of type 1 diabetes.

Released: 1-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Standard TB tests may not detect infection in certain exposed individuals
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Study identified nearly 200 people from 2500 households with active TB who were clearly exposed to TB for more than 10 years but found that the two most reliable TB tests (TST and IGRA) came back negative on repeated tests. Further research is needed, but it seems that either the tests are not sufficiently sensitive to detect a low-level case of TB or some people are mounting a natural defense, which is what we believe is happening.

Newswise: Roe Green gives University Hospitals $14 million for global health
Released: 27-Jun-2019 9:50 AM EDT
Roe Green gives University Hospitals $14 million for global health
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Northeast Ohio philanthropist Roe Green has added $9 million to her original gift of $5 million from 2014 to the travel medicine and global health center named for her at University Hospitals based in Cleveland.

Newswise: University Hospitals and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Announce New Education Affiliation
Released: 15-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT
University Hospitals and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Announce New Education Affiliation
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of a new medical education affiliation between University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland with the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion).

Released: 30-Apr-2019 3:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals in Cleveland Offers New Breast Surgery Recovery Device
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals in Cleveland is using the FDA approved AeroForm - an air expander placed over the muscle during the initial breast surgery. It gives mastectomy patients the ability to expand breast volume, in anticipation of a second stage to place a permanent implant, at home with a remote control, that releases a thimble size of carbon dioxide up to four times a day as opposed to saline injections in the office with needle sticks.

Released: 30-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Nominations Now Open for 7th Annual Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

National and international nominations are being sought for the 2020 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, which honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and the potential for clinical application.

Newswise: Cathy Sila, MD, named chair of Department of Neurology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Released: 9-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Cathy Sila, MD, named chair of Department of Neurology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of Cathy Sila, MD, being named Chair of the Department of Neurology at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center.

Newswise: Lee E. Ponsky, MD, appointed chair of Department of Urology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Director of the UH Urology Institute
Released: 3-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Lee E. Ponsky, MD, appointed chair of Department of Urology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Director of the UH Urology Institute
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of Lee E. Ponsky, MD, to Chair of the Department of Urology at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and Director of UH Urology Institute.

Released: 2-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT
2019 Harrington Prize Awarded to Dr. Carl June, University of Pennsylvania
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of Carl H. June, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine is this year's recipient of the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine for advancing the clinical application of CAR T therapy for cancer treatment.

Released: 27-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT
University Hospitals Joins National Health System Network to Transform Care for Medicaid Patients
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Announcement of University Hospitals in Cleveland joining AVIA in the Medicaid Transformation Project. AVIA leads a network of health systems working together to innovate and transform.


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