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achie v emen t s in he a lt h c a re,
medic a l sc ience, phil a n t h ro py
Universi ty Hospita l s Ra in bow
b a b i es & chil d r en ’s hospita l
ce lebrates 125 th An n iversa ry
11-year-old patient Olivia Coontz
from Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals
R a i n b o w b a b ie s & chi l d re n ’ s fou n d atio n ’ s re m a r k a b l e $ 3 2 . 5 Mi l l io n G ift ce l e b r ate s
the 1 2 5 th a n n i v er s a r y of U H R a i n b o w b a b ie s & chi l d re n ’ s ho s p ita l
On Thanksgiving Day in 1887, nine young women who
These stories illustrate how Northeast Ohioans’ uncommon
called themselves the Rainbow Circle of the King’s Daughters
generosity empowers UH’s continuing commitment to
vowed to help the poor children in Cleveland. Their resolve
meet our region’s growing health care needs. A gift
produced an enduring gift that we know today as University
to UH is a gift to this region’s people, as the Rainbow
Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Foundation’s philanthropy attests.
In honor of the hospital’s 125th anniversary, the Rainbow
The foundation’s gift will help UH Rainbow Babies &
Babies & Children’s Foundation kicked off the 2012
Children’s Hospital expand health care services to more
holiday season with another commitment that Northeast
children and their families, including through the Angie
Ohio will long remember: a $32.5 million gift to Discover
Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute.
the Difference: The Campaign for University Hospitals.
It is the largest single gift ever in support of UH Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Hospital. With a $10 million matching
component, this historic gift will inspire an additional
$17.5 million in philanthropy to the hospital.
This gift crowned the most successful year of fundraising
in UH’s history – a year that also featured a historic
$50 million gift from the Harrington family, and support
from thousands of other donors. As a result of our
community’s enduring generosity, the Discover the
In this edition’s cover story, Legacy pays tribute to the
Difference campaign achieved its $1 billion goal one year
Rainbow Foundation by highlighting the Family and Child
earlier than expected.
Life Program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Funding that program is just one of the many ways the
foundation serves our community.
In December, we proudly announced the expansion
of our fundraising campaign to $1.5 billion – the largest
campaign in the history of Northeast Ohio. We chose
This Legacy edition also illustrates how Jack and Mary
this new goal, with support and momentum from
Herrick and other generous donors have enabled
our philanthropic community, so that UH can meet
UH to create the new Center for Joint Replacement &
the region’s growing health care needs. We thank
Preservation. With the center’s opening last spring,
you for being with us and lending your support on
Northeast Ohioans are finding new hope for worn-out
this continuing journey of advancing our mission:
joints and new help in staying active and fit.
To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. U H
And you’ll read how the philanthropy of Mark and Christina
Schumann is powering breakthroughs in Parkinson’s
disease treatment at the UH Neurological Institute.
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Thomas F. Zenty III
Chief Executive Officer
University Hospitals
Fred C. Rothstein, MD
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Sherri L. Bishop, Esq.
Chief Development Officer
University Hospitals
Peter S. Brumleve
Chief Marketing Officer
University Hospitals
Judy Ernest
Managing Editor, Legacy Magazine
Jennifer Dixon, Julie Evans,
Catherine Gabe, Sarah Hollander,
Cassandra Kazanas,
Katelyn McCarthy, Jill Sell
Keith Berr, Joe Glick, Gary Kozminski,
Roger Mastroianni, Dan Milner,
Julie Pawlowski
Parente-Smith Design Inc.
Michele Brown
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F rom the Chief
Executive Officer
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation’s Remarkable $32.5 Million Gift Celebrates the 125th Anniversary of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
2 Discover the Difference:
The Campaign for
University Hospitals
14 Advances
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20 The Philanthropic Spirit
Fe at u res
The Power of Women’s Philanthropy The Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Foundation’s $32.5 million gift will
continue to nurture children, particularly
through the nationally recognized Family
and Child Life Services Program.
10 Stay Fit and Have Fun
A squash court feels like home away
from home for Jack Herrick. He and his
wife, Mary, agree that staying active pays
off not just in sports, but in life in general.
16 Giving New Life to Patients with
Parkinson’s Disease The generosity of Christina and Mark
Schumann combined with the work of
University Hospitals Neurological Institute
is improving the lives of patients with
Parkinson’s disease.
A Brilliant Physician,
Leader and True Friend
of University Hospitals
Among the nation’s leading academic
medical centers, University Hospitals Case
Medical Center is the primary affiliate of
Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine, a nationally recognized leader
in medical research and education.
UH Case Medical Center is the 2012 recipient
of the American Hospital Association–McKesson
Quest for Quality Prize.
L e g ac y
on the cover
Olivia Coontz/photo Keith Berr
M aga z i n e
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• University Hospitals achieves $1 billion campaign goal
• Support from more than 60,000 individuals, foundations and corporations
• The Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation gives $32.5 million gift – the largest
in the 125-year history of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
• UH will expand the Discover the Difference campaign to $1.5 billion to respond to growing community health care needs
There was great jubilation in December when Thomas Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer of University Hospitals,
announced at Severance Hall that the health system had achieved its ambitious Discover the Difference
campaign goal of $1 billion. More than 700 UH benefactors, leaders and volunteers attended the gathering,
which celebrated the enduring commitment of the health system’s philanthropic community and honored
the UH and volunteer leaders who led the campaign. (See sidebar on left.)
Campaign Cabinet
Monte Ahuja, Co-Chair
Jack Breen, Co-Chair
Shelly Adelman, Vice-Chair
Paul Carleton, Vice-Chair
Ralph Della Ratta Jr., Vice-Chair
The foundation’s support is historic on yet another level. Coupled with the exceptionally generous gift of
$50 million the Harrington family made earlier in the year, the foundation’s gift to the Discover the Difference
campaign brings the total support UH received in 2012 to over $150 million, making it the most successful
year for fundraising in UH’s history.
Kathleen Coleman
Christopher Connor
Allen Ford
Dinah Kolesar
Following a thorough analysis of the community’s growing need for increased and expanded health
care services, UH has made the decision to continue its campaign and move forward with a new goal of
$1.5 billion. UH is now one of only two major health systems in the nation engaged in a campaign of
this magnitude.
Henry Meyer III
Thomas Murdough Jr.
Richard Pogue
Ann Pinkerton Ranney
“The reason we have chosen this new goal is singular: Our community needs us,” said Mr. Zenty. “Health
care has entered an exciting and challenging new age. As we have prepared for change over the past
few years, we have engaged in a very thorough, deliberate analysis of Northeast Ohio’s growing demand
for complex health care services. The additional $500 million we seek will help University Hospitals respond
to great opportunities to meet the growing health care needs of our communities and to create a more
vigorous, prosperous Northeast Ohio.”
Robert Reitman
Barbara Robinson
Enid Rosenberg
Barbara Ruhlman
Jacqueline Woods
The additional $500 million in support will be used to achieve the following:
Physician/Employee Members
Ronald Dziedzicki, RN
Richard Hanson
Patricia Ljubi, RN
Cliff Megerian, MD
Janet Miller
- UH Ahuja Medical Center
- UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute
- UH Neurological Institute
- UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
- UH Seidman Cancer Center
•Boost investment in innovation, discovery and quality, especially through The Harrington Project for
Discovery & Development and the Institute for Health Care Quality & Innovation.
David Rosenberg, MD
Kathleen Sanniti, RN
•Expand all UH institutes and centers of excellence with a particular emphasis on:
Avroy Fanaroff, MD
2 The ambitious campaign goal was met one year earlier than anticipated, a remarkable result made possible
through the great generosity of the entire philanthropic community, particularly UH’s longest standing
benefactor, the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation. The foundation has committed $32.5 million
in support to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, the largest gift the hospital has
ever received.
•Build strategically important new facilities to give patients better access to UH’s high-quality, high-value services.
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Rainbow Babies
& Children’s
Presidents at
the Celebration
In addition, the campaign will position UH as a leader in delivering community health programs and
services that support the well-being of patients of all ages by providing innovative, coordinated, patientcentered care.
The achievement of the $1 billion landmark represents the culmination of a multiyear effort to inspire an
unprecedented level of support from the community. Over the course of the campaign, more than 60,000
donors – including individuals, corporations and foundations – have made more than 100,000 gifts ranging
in size from one dollar to $50 million. Nearly 100 donors have given gifts of $1 million or more; 13 visionary
benefactors have made transformational gifts of $10 million or more. (See sidebar on right.)
The generous support of the philanthropic community has been used to enhance and expand UH clinical
and supportive care programs, grow and establish new endowed funds and complete vital capital projects.
from left:
Dinah Kolesar
(current Rainbow
Foundation President),
with past presidents
Beth Curtiss,
Jane Wolf,
Mary Herrick,
Ann Pinkerton Ranney,
Jane Meyer,
99-year-old Margaret
Marting, Ann O’Brien,
Lynne Alfred,
Sarah Robertson
and Julie Raskind
Campaign Visionaries
Monte and Usha Ahuja
and Family
The Cleveland Foundation
The Dolan Family
Char and Chuck Fowler
and Family
Dr. Donald J.* and Ruth W.*
•878 unique funds have received philanthropic support, benefiting every department and institute in
the health system
The Harrington Family
•More than $230 million raised in the campaign has been allocated for use by UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Leonard and Joan Horvitz
and Richard A. Horvitz
and Family
•90 new endowed funds and 42 new endowed chair or master clinician positions were established in support of UH physicians
The Humphrey Family
•26 construction/renovation projects were supported, including:
The Elisabeth Severance
Prentiss Foundation
- UH Seidman Cancer Center
- UH Ahuja Medical Center
-Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
- Quentin & Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
-Center for Emergency Medicine and Marcy R. Horvitz Pediatric Emergency Center
The exceptional success of the Discover the Difference campaign is a tribute to the enduring philanthropic
spirit upon which University Hospitals was founded. (See sidebar on page 7.) U H
Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Bob, Eleanore and Kathy
Jane and Lee Seidman
Iris S. and Bert L.* Wolstein
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Itege (“T.T.”) Smith
Donnie Samkas
As University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Hospital Celebrates its 125th Anniversary, the Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Foundation continues to nurture
children with an astounding $32.5 million gift.
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from left: Lauren and Brent Ramer
Olivia Coontz
Family and Child Life Services Program
The gift will enable:
•Completion of key capital projects such as
the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
•Enhancement of nationally renowned programs such as maternal fetal medicine
•Endowments to recruit, retain and recognize
exceptional physician-scientists
•Continued support of the nationally recognized Family and Child Life Services Program
While all of these programs transform children’s lives,
nowhere is the impact of the Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Foundation felt more personally than in the interaction
between Certified Child Life Specialists and the patients they
serve. Child Life Specialists make a difference in children’s
lives every day.
Just ask Equila Smith whose three-year-old daughter Itege
(“T.T.”) awoke one morning with a severely swollen face.
Equila immediately took T.T. to UH Rainbow Babies &
Children’s Hospital. To rule out a serious condition, physicians
ordered a CAT scan.
Holding still is a requirement for a successful CAT scan. But
try telling that to a frightened child. Enter a Certified Child
Life Specialist who showed T.T. a Barbie® doll and a miniature
wooden model of a CAT scanner. T.T. placed the doll on her
back and helped gently move her through the scanner.
It helped calm T.T. down so she didn’t need to be sedated
for the procedure, said her mother. T.T. was diagnosed with
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U n i v e r s i t y H o s p i t a l s R a i n b o w B a b i e s & C h i l d r e n ’s H o s p i t a l ’s 1 2 5 t h A n n i v e r s a r y
“The Rainbow Foundation is as essential to us as the air we
breathe. The members are amazing women who are brilliant,
passionate and true advocates for the work we do.”
– Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN,
President of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and University Hospitals MacDonald Women’s Hospital
a bacterial infection, treated and
released from the hospital in 24 hours.
Little did T.T. know that she was
benefiting from the same nurturing
generosity of women who inspired
the creation of UH Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital 125 years ago.
Nor did she know that the Family and
Child Life program began with a “play
lady” in the 1950s who saw the need
to help children overcome their fear
of being in a hospital. By 1959, the
first salaried diversional play therapist
6 Much of the funding for the program
is from the Rainbow Foundation.
Program Helps Parents as
well as Children
The foundation’s financial support is
making a difference for Ann Ramer,
the mother of two children who
both have a genetic predisposition to
cancer. Ann’s daughter, Lauren, was
17 months old when she was diagnosed
with adrenal cancer. In 2011, a few
days before Christmas, it was discovered
Lauren, now 10, had a malignant
brain tumor. Surgery took place a few
days later.
was hired and the program became
a model for other hospitals around
the country. Today’s Specialists still
practice therapeutic medical play with
young patients. But their role has
greatly expanded.
Lauren’s brother, 13-year-old Brent,
has been treated for osteosarcoma, a
malignant tumor on his pelvis. Both
children receive periodic testing to
monitor their health.
Specialists help prepare young
patients for surgery, offer support
during medical procedures, coordinate
preadmission tours and participate in
emergency room interventions. The
services reflect UH Rainbow Babies &
Children’s Hospital’s holistic approach
to children’s care.
“On scan days, when I am here with
both children, Angela Locke (Certified
Child Life Specialist) stays with one
while I am with the other,” said Ann,
who comforts and supports the child
who needs her most at the time.
“Sometimes I bring my 4-year-old
daughter with me. Family and Child
Life Services brings her games to play
and keeps her occupied, too.”
Lauren enjoys the patient art
opportunities at UH Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital. With Brent,
she created an impressive erupting
volcano with vinegar and baking soda
when both were hospitalized at the
same time.
Bead Program is a Favorite
The “My Beaded Rainbow” program
for the patients in the Angie Fowler
Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer
Institute is a unique way to record
their personal health care experiences.
Children choose various beads to
reflect a variety of procedures. They
string the beads and record their
significance in a journal, said Angela.
“We are grateful to the Bencivenni
and Molnar families and to Pat Catan’s
Craft Center for the generous support
of this program,” she added.
Olivia Coontz, 11, has earned “hundreds
of beads,” which she has hung on
her bedroom wall. The sixth grader,
with fashionable red eyeglasses,
fell rollerblading in May 2011. Tests
revealed osteosarcoma. Olivia will tell
you matter-of-factly that she now has
“22 screws, three plates and cadaver
bones” in her arm.
Olivia, who has ambitions to become
a pediatric oncology nurse, has many
good memories associated with the
hospital. She looks forward to visits
with Pet Pals, the hospital’s pet
therapy dogs. She also bakes cakes
(“mostly chocolate”) for her sisters
and grandparents under supervision
in the Andrew Uhrman Activity Room.
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Music Therapy Inspires
Budding Musician
Some patients are children when
they first arrive at the hospital, but
continue their treatment into young
adulthood. Donnie Samkas, 19, was
diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis.
Donnie was born in Florida but moved
to Ohio to receive the benefits of
nationally ranked UH Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital and the specialized
medications he needs. His disease
requires frequent hospital stays.
Instead of being boring, those
stays have been filled with activity,
companionship and encouragement
that have put him on his career path.
One of six children in his family,
Donnie began playing guitar at 12,
but was not serious about it until
he became involved in music therapy
at the hospital.
On the transplant waiting list for
two lungs and a liver, whenever he
is in for treatment, Donnie works on
developing his musical talents. Child
Life workers, music and art therapists
and volunteers champion his unusual
talent. He has been inspired to pursue
a career in both playing and writing
music because of the special people
who surround him.
It is that kind of compassion and
support that directly reflects the
passion and vision of the nine teenage
girls whose concern for children
started UH Rainbow Babies &
Children’s Hospital 125 years ago.U H
To view a video of the Family and Child Life
Services program, visit RainbowBabies.org/
UHhospitals.org/giving The power of women’s philanthropy
Without the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation, programs
like Family and Child Life Services would not be available.
The success of the foundation should be no surprise. It is rooted
in the legacy of women philanthropists who have helped shape
UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital for generations.
On Thanksgiving Day in 1887, nine teenage girls from prominent
Cleveland families formed the Rainbow Circle of the King’s
Daughters to help the children of Cleveland. These young women
envisioned a place where sick children could convalesce. Rainbow
Cottage opened in 1891. In 1900, Edith Hale Harkness and her
husband donated $25,000 for a larger facility. Through decades
of mergers and expansions, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
developed. The independent Rainbow Foundation, organized in its
current form in 1974 upon the merger of Rainbow Hospital and
Babies & Children’s Hospital, has provided continuous support at
pivotal moments in the hospital’s history.
Its support of maternal fetal health continues to be an important
endeavor along with the Family and Child Life Services program.
“What many people don’t realize is that the services provided
by Child Life are not billable to the hospital and not covered
by insurance,” said Shari Racut, MA, Interim Manager, Family
and Child Life Services Department. “The funding comes from
our donors. The Rainbow Foundation is a major reason we
can do our jobs,” she added.
Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN, and President of UH Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, is
grateful to Child Life Services for its beneficial role and to the
foundation for its continued and vital support.
“The Rainbow Foundation is as essential to us as the air we breathe.
The members are amazing women who are brilliant, passionate and
true advocates for the work we do,” she said.
To support this important work, visit UHgiving.org/ChildLegacy2013 or use
the envelope in this issue and mark it Child Life.
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Patricia Depompei appointed president
of two UH hospitals
Uh introduces region’s first online waiting
room for emergency care
Few things beat the comfort of home. That’s why University
Hospitals is proud to offer InQuicker – Northeast Ohio’s only
at-home waiting room for select ER and urgent care locations.
Simply reserve a spot online, and your place will be held.
Arrive at your treatment time and be promptly seen by a
health care professional.
Currently, InQuicker is available at the following locations:
•UH Ahuja Medical Center
•UH Bedford Medical Center, a campus of
UH Regional Hospitals
•UH Conneaut Medical Center
•UH Geauga Medical Center
•UH Geneva Medical Center
•UH Richmond Medical Center, a campus of
UH Regional Hospitals
•UH Twinsburg Health Center
•St. John Medical Center
InQuicker lets you take care of medical needs and get back
to your life sooner. Please note InQuicker should be used for
nonlife-threatening conditions only.
Visit UHhospitals.org/InQuicker to access InQuicker or to
find out more.
University Hospitals has appointed
Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN,
President of University Hospitals
Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Hospital and University Hospitals
MacDonald Women’s Hospital.
Ms. DePompei, who most
recently served as Interim
President of both hospitals, has
been a consummate champion
Patricia DePompei, RN, MSN
for women’s and children’s
services at UH Case Medical Center for more than two decades.
“Patti has an unwavering commitment to quality patient- and family-centered care,” said Fred Rothstein, MD, President,
UH Case Medical Center. “Her vision and leadership have helped position University Hospitals as a national leader in pediatric and women’s health care.”
During her 20-plus-year career at University Hospitals, she
has held various leadership roles including head nurse manager
for the neonatal intensive care unit, director of recruitment
services, director of critical care services/pediatric network and
vice president of patient care operations at UH Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Hospital and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital.
Peter Brumleve named Chief Marketing Officer
After an extensive nationwide search, University Hospitals recently appointed Peter Brumleve as its new
Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Brumleve brings more than 25 years of leadership in health care marketing
to UH. His extensive experience in brand management, strategic planning and business development will
accelerate growth and innovation throughout the health system – benefiting employees and patients alike.
“What attracted me to University Hospitals is its amazing heritage and strength as an innovative
leader,” said Mr. Brumleve. “I believe that the University Hospitals difference is in its culture of providing
the highest quality, patient-centered care in an academic medical center environment.”
Peter Brumleve
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Mr. Brumleve joins UH from Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, where he was Chief Marketing
Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Previously, he held chief marketing positions at Massachusetts
General Hospital/Partners Healthcare and other health systems and businesses.
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Jonathan lass, md, honored by eye bank
association of america
The Eye Bank Association of
America (EBAA), the nation’s
oldest transplant association,
has chosen Jonathan Lass, MD,
for the 2012 R. Townley Paton
Award for his work on corneal
preservation and his 30-plusyear career as an ophthalmologist
and medical educator.
Lee and Jane Seidman, whose $42 million gift
helped fund the UH Seidman Cancer Center
University hospitals seidman cancer center
expands to lorain and Geauga counties
UH Seidman Cancer Center and Mercy Regional Medical
Center have partnered to provide Lorain County residents
with close-to-home access to nationally renowned cancer care –
including the latest advances in gynecologic, colorectal and
urologic oncology. Along with bringing leading UH Seidman
Cancer Center experts to Mercy, the partnership creates new
opportunities for local patients to participate in some of the
most promising clinical trials.
Additionally, UH Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals
Geauga Medical Center recently opened to provide integrated
cancer care to residents in and around Geauga County.
The 4,600-square-foot addition offers radiation therapy to
complement UH Geauga Medical Center’s existing infusion
therapy services. The center provides 3-D conformal, intensity
modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image guidance
radiotherapy (IGRT), which are the most advanced technologies
in radiation oncology. The new linear accelerator uses imageguided technology to accurately deliver radiation to the tumor
while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
UH Seidman Cancer Center has grown to include more than
11 community sites. The region’s only freestanding cancer
hospital, UH Seidman Cancer Center is part of the Case
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve
University, one of only 41 centers in the country to be
designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National
Cancer Institute. UH Seidman Cancer Center is also
recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the
top 20 hospitals for cancer care in the country.
To make an appointment with a UH Seidman Cancer
Center specialist, visit UHhospitals.org/Seidman or call
1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273).
Dr. Lass is Chairman of the
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at
University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western
Reserve University School of Medicine. He also is Director
of the UH Eye Institute.
Jonathan Lass, MD
The School of Medicine and UH Visual Sciences Research
Center has more than 40 investigators across 10 disciplines
working on translational research. Major areas of research
include cataract, corneal inflammation and infections, diabetic
retinopathy, genetic eye diseases, macular degeneration
and other retinal degenerations.
The department also is home to the Retina Disease Image
Analysis Reading Center and the Cornea Image Analysis
Reading Center – that provide imaging data for federal and
corporate clinical trials across the country.
To make an appointment, visit UHhospitals.org/EyeAppointment
or call 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273).
UH Case Medical Center named
a top hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center is the only Northeast
Ohio hospital selected as a Top Hospital out of nearly 1,200
hospitals participating in The Leapfrog Group’s annual survey.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national nonprofit
run by employers and other large purchasers of health
benefits. In November, Leapfrog also awarded UH Case
Medical Center an “A” Hospital Safety Score.
Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group,
said “by achieving the Top Hospital accolade, University
Hospitals Case Medical Center has demonstrated exemplary
performance across all areas of quality and patient safety.”
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Stay Fit and Have
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Jo i n t
R e p l a c e m e n t
P r e s e rvat io n
A squash court feels like home away from
home for Jack Herrick.
Over the past five decades, Jack has logged thousands of hours
playing the fast-moving racket sport. Imagine chasing a little rubber
ball zinging 125 miles an hour, or more, around a space the size of
a typical living room.
Fun? Yes. Punishing? Also yes.
To play it well, the game requires lots of quick starting and stopping
and twisting and turning. That takes its toll on a body. Jack’s list of
injured body parts could double as an anatomy lesson: hamstrings,
quadriceps, ankles, knees, shoulders and back.
“It sounds like, ‘Gee, why would anybody do this?’” Jack, the first
American to win a world squash title and United States Squash Hall
of Famer, said. “But the sport means a lot to me. It’s been a major
part of my life for so many years, and I wasn’t interested in stopping.”
Ribbon cutting for the Center
for Joint Replacement & Preservation
(from left): Jack Herrick; Fred Rothstein, MD; Mary Herrick;
Randall Marcus, MD; Elisabeth Alexander and Bill Robertson
of the Prentiss Foundation; Matthew Kraay, MD
With the help of exercises suggested by University Hospitals physical
therapists, and the occasional treatment and surgery, Jack has been able
to minimize injuries, and properly treat them when they inevitably occur.
At 74, Jack still plays squash once a week. The pace is less intense
than at his prime. It’s enough, though, to contribute to the get-upand-go needed for his work in commercial real estate and as president
of the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame.
Jack and his wife, Mary, agree that staying active pays off not just in sports, but in life in general. So when University Hospitals asked for help establishing a new Center for
Joint Replacement & Preservation, their support seemed
like a natural match, they said.
“The $3 million state-of-the-art joint center opened last April thanks to the extraordinary $2.25 million gift from
the Prentiss Foundation which has, over the years, given
more than $50 million to UH,“ said Randall Marcus, MD,
Chairman, Department of Orthopaedics, UH Case Medical
Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The project was completed with $500,000 from
the Herricks and additional gifts from the orthopaedic faculty and
leadership council members.
Already a leader in orthopaedics, and consistently ranked among
the nation’s best by U.S.News & World Report, the center will help
UH continue its long legacy of discovery and innovation.
The goal for patients of all ages is the same: relieve pain and improve
movement, said Donald Goodfellow, MD, Director, Sports Medicine,
Department of Orthopaedics, UH Case Medical Center, and Associate
Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Mary and Jack Herrick
UHhospitals.org/giving “When my grandparents and people in their generation got to having
bad enough arthritis, the medical professionals would say here’s a
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“Ultimately, our goal is to come up with a biologic solution to arthritis, using tissue as opposed to metal or plastic.”– Michael Salata, MD
Michael Salata, MD
cane, do the best you can,” Dr. Goodfellow said. “Now, if
you’re a tennis player, you can get back to tennis. If you’re
a skier, you can get back to it.”
The new cohesive center helps medical professionals and
patients, said Michael Salata, MD, a surgeon and sports
medicine specialist with the Department of Orthopaedics,
UH Case Medical Center, and Assistant Professor, Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
“All of our bases are covered here,” Dr. Salata said. “A
patient can be confident that when a decision is made, a lot
of people have been consulted about the best approach.”
Dr. Salata heads the Joint Preservation & Cartilage
Restoration Center at UH Case Medical Center, where,
among other things, he attempts to reshape and repair
the problem areas to eliminate or delay the onset of
arthritis, and the need for joint replacements.
“The longer you can hold these conditions off for patients,
especially when it comes to the knee, the better,” he said.
His team focuses on hip arthroscopy and problems caused
by sports accidents, heredity or trauma, such as car injuries.
Dr. Salata and Dr. Goodfellow are among the specialists
who fix focal defects (holes) in joint cartilage, a problem
typical in younger, more active patients who haven’t
developed widespread arthritis.
Many replacement patients, no matter their age, are able
to resume athletic activities after recovery. He points to
one of his patients in his 70s, as an example. With two
total hip replacements and recent knee surgery, he is still
an avid tennis player.
As habits change, so have the types of patients needing
help with their joints.
Dr. Salata is seeing more overuse injuries. Over the past
20 years, children and teenagers have started training
longer and harder in single sports, as opposed to switching
sports with the seasons.
He’s also seeing more people in their 40s who aren’t
willing to stop doing what they’re doing, running for
example, because of injuries or pain.
With older patients, Dr. Goodfellow has noticed more
injuries related to improper workouts. Some patients are
hiring personal trainers who suggest exercises tailored
for their younger clients. Others are trying to keep up in
one-size-fits-all cardio classes where the other participants
are younger or more fit.
A Special Place for Joint Replacement
and Preservation
“Stem cell research shows lots of promise for joint health,”
Dr. Salata said. UH Case Medical Center and School of
Medicine researchers are making sheets of cartilage from
stem cells. They’re also looking for ways to implant the
cartilage without triggering immune system attacks.
“Ultimately, our goal is to come up with a biologic
solution to arthritis, using tissue as opposed to metal or
plastic,” Dr. Salata said. These sorts of solutions would
help prevent or delay the need for replacement surgery.
“When the time for replacement comes, patients
shouldn’t resist it and plan to park themselves in a rocking
chair for the rest of their lives,” Dr. Goodfellow said.
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To avoid joint injuries, Dr. Goodfellow offered the
following tips:
Don’t let your guard down.
The years between ages 30 and 50 are “the danger zone,”
Dr. Goodfellow said.
“As they go through high school and college, most people
are involved in sports or some activity,” he said. “Then
they start a career, a family, and many people gain significant
weight. That takes a toll on the joints.”
Maintain flexibility.
Try activities like yoga and Pilates. They help keep stiffness
at bay.
“It’s a lot easier to maintain it than get it back,” he said.
Seek softer surfaces.
If you have a choice to walk or run on asphalt or a wood
chip trail, for example, choose those over concrete.
P r e s e rvat io n
Boost bone density.
Everyone, but women especially, should keep an eye on their
bone density. Stronger bones lessen the chances for injury.
Adjust your pace as needed.
Former singles tennis players, for example, tend to gravitate
toward doubles, a more social, less competitive option, as
they grow older.
Do what’s right for you! That’s Mary Herrick’s advice.
The Herricks met at Northwestern University’s Law School
and married 50 years ago. They’ve both been active all
their lives, but in different ways.
Jack plays squash, rides a recumbent bike, lifts weights
and stretches, using specific exercises recommended by his
UH doctors.
“The exercises are basic and effective,” Jack said. “I really do
have confidence that I’m not going to get hurt. I haven’t
pulled a muscle in almost 10 years.”
Mary serves as an example for women to be mentally and
physically active. A past president of the Rainbow Babies
& Children’s Foundation and a leader in many civic and
volunteer organizations over the years, she keeps fit with
water aerobics three to four times a week. “It keeps me
limber and is wonderful for those who are challenged with
arthritis. No matter what your injuries are, or your health,
you can always find something physical to do.”
Jack encourages exercise for pets as well as people. Case
in point: Cosworth, the Herricks’ Siamese cat (named for
an English company that makes engines for race cars,
another of Jack’s interests). Jack straps a leash on Cosworth
and walks him around their Shaker Heights neighborhood
on occasion.
Donald Goodfellow, MD
When having a joint replacement procedure, care needs are
different than for other hospital patients. That’s why University
Hospitals Case Medical Center has dedicated an entire floor
to address the specific needs of joint patients, with the new
Center for Joint Replacement & Preservation.
“These are healthy people with a mobility impairment, so we
want to create a relaxed, healing atmosphere. We’re focusing
on wellness instead of illness,” said Matthew Kraay, MD,
Director of Joint Reconstruction & Arthritis Surgery at UH Case
Medical Center, Kingsbury G. Heiple and Fred A. Lennon
Chair in Orthopaedics and Professor of Orthopaedics at Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Kraay
worked with the Department of Orthopaedics Leadership
Council to secure nearly $3 million in funding for the project.
UHhospitals.org/giving “I’ve heard people ask, ‘Have you seen that crazy guy
who walks his cat?’” Jack chuckled. “That’s OK. We just
laugh it off and keep walking to stay fit.”U H
Highlights include:
• Orthopaedic surgeons with specialized training
• A dedicated nursing team, hospital staff and space
• A specialized, accelerated rehab program, with a dedicated physical therapy unit on the floor near patient rooms
• A private family waiting room
• A dedicated patient education center
To make an appointment, visit UHhospitals.org/OrthoAppointment
or call 216-844-7200 or 1-866-UH4-CARE (1-866-844-2273).
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Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical
Center Announces Grant Funding to Physician-Scientists at
Major Academic Medical Centers to Support New Drug Development
Areas of drug development include Alzheimer’s, ALS, cancer, diabetes, wound healing, pain
management, pulmonary disease and cardiology.
The Harrington Discovery Institute at University
Hospitals Case Medical Center has named the
recipients of the inaugural grant program focused
at supporting physician-scientists and their efforts
to accelerate promising drug discoveries into
novel treatments for patients.
In addition, these Scholar-Innovators will be
given access to a newly formed world-class
Innovation Support Center, where industry
experts will provide critical commercialization
assistance and financial resources to progress
the discoveries into products.
For the past decade, American medicine has been
challenged in developing new drugs. Lacking
government and investor funding and partnerships
with pharmaceutical companies, many researchers
have drug discoveries that are unable to advance
into clinical development.
“Physician-scientists will be able to tap into a
peer network of innovators and mentors within
the Harrington Discovery Institute’s infrastructure
to support their discovery efforts,” said Jonathan
Stamler, MD, the Institute’s Director. He holds
the Robert S. and Sylvia K. Reitman Family
Foundation Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular
Innovation at both University Hospitals and Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
He also serves as Director for the Institute
for Transformative Molecular Medicine and
Professor at Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine.
Aimed at addressing this critical issue, the
Harrington Discovery Institute opened an annual
grant competition last May and offered to
support the translation of clinical research from
laboratory to early development stages. This
year’s inaugural grant program will support 10
physician-scientists with Harrington Scholar-Innovator
grants of up to $200,000 over two years.
The Harrington Discovery Institute at UH Case
Medical Center, launched in February 2012,
is the not-for-profit academic medical engine
“ Th i s i s a n i m p o r ta n t s t e p i n o u r e ff o r t s
of The Harrington Project for Discovery &
Development – a first-of-its-kind, $250 million
t o c r e at e a n e w m o d e l f o r d r ug d i s c o v e ry initiative that also includes a mission-aligned,
a n d d e v e l o p m e n t i n a c a d e m i a . Su p p o r t i n g for-profit development company, BioMotiv.
p h y s i c i a n - s c i e n t i s t s t h r o ugh t h e H a r r i n g t o n Aligning these entities has, for the first time
at an academic medical center, provided a
S c h o l a r - I n n o vat o r g r a n t s a n d I n n o vat i o n comprehensive model to advance discoveries
into development and create novel drugs and
Su p p o r t C e n t e r w i l l a d d r e s s t h e fu n d i n g
therapies for patient care.
a n d e x p e r t i s e g a p s t h at e x i s t, t h e r e b y h e l p i n g these researchers to move their clinical
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d i s c o v e r i e s f o r wa r d . ”
– Jonathan Stamler, MD,
Director, Harrington Discovery Institute
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2012 Harrington Scholar-Innovator Grant Recipients
Marc Diamond, MD | Washington University in St. Louis
Alzheimer’s disease: Development of an “anti tau” antibody therapy
for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Roger Greenberg, MD, PhD | University of Pennsylvania
Cancer: Development of new class of anti-cancer drugs for breast
and ovarian cancer, using a drug screening technology.
Geoffrey Gurtner, MD | Stanford University
Wound Healing: Development of a topical drug to heal wounds,
particularly in diabetic populations.
Richard Kitsis, MD | Einstein College of Medicine
Myocardial Infarction: Creation of a first-in-class drug to reduce heart
cell damage from acute myocardial infarction.
Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD | Duke University
Pain Control: Development of a new class of drugs that inhibit
the pain response in skin with potential applications in painful skin
conditions including sunburn and wound pain.
Sanford Markowitz, MD, PhD | Case Western Reserve University
Pulmonary HTN & Liver Regeneration: Discovery of a compound
that increases tissue prostaglandins to treat multiple human diseases,
including pulmonary hypertension, liver regeneration and cancer.
Scott Oakes, MD | University of California, San Francisco
ALS and Multiple Myeloma: Discovery of a life-death switch in
cells caused by protein misfolding that could lead to drugs for
ALS, diabetes and multiple myeloma.
Jonathan Powell, MD, PhD | Johns Hopkins University
Diabetes: Development of a class of drugs that treat diabetes and
obesity by lowering bad cholesterol (triglycerides) and glucose, and
by generating brown (good) fat.
Larry Schlesinger, MD | The Ohio State University
Tuberculosis: Development of a new class of anti-TB drugs that
shorten the duration of TB treatment and prevent development of
resistance, which threatens patients worldwide.
Robert Wilson, MD, PhD | University of Pennsylvania
Cancer: Identification and optimization of RNA-based drugs that
treat all classes of cancer.
UHhospitals.org/giving UH Creates First Collaborative at
Cleveland Medical Mart
University Hospitals and Philips Healthcare are among
a group of global leaders in health care to showcase
the latest medical technology at the new Cleveland Medical
Mart & Convention Center. The two organizations will
collaborate to highlight innovative imaging technology in
use and in development by Philips and other Ohio
biomedical companies.
Scheduled to open in July, the $465 million Cleveland
Medical Mart & Convention Center is a one millionsquare-foot campus located in the heart of downtown
Cleveland. The space occupied by UH and Philips will
anchor the building’s third floor, which is dedicated to
“clinical spaces.”
The showcase at the Cleveland Medical Mart is an outgrowth of the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging
Innovation Center, a collaboration between Philips and
UH, along with Case Western Reserve University, which
brings together scientists and physicians to test and
evaluate new imaging technologies. Through the $38.5
million center, established in 2010, the latest Philips
Healthcare imaging equipment is brought to UH Case
Medical Center for development, validation of clinical
efficacy and product release.
“The Medical Mart showcase will further establish
Cleveland as an international hub for imaging technology
by highlighting the latest equipment that we have
co-developed with Philips right here in Northeast Ohio,”
said Thomas Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals.
“The synergy between our organizations has created a
pipeline to move innovative technologies more quickly
into patient care.
“We look forward to showcasing the important work that
has come out of the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced
Imaging Innovation Center to the Cleveland Medical
Mart’s visitors, while enhancing the rich heritage and
distinctive capability of Northeast Ohio health care.”
The Department of Radiology at UH Case Medical Center
and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine,
led by Pablo Ros, MD, Professor and Chairman, is home to
a number of the nation’s leaders in radiology who partner
with Philips, which has one of its North American largest
manufacturing headquarters in Cleveland.
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I n s t i t u t e
Giving new
to patients
with Parkinson’s disease
For years, Mark and Christina Schumann
explored the Great Lakes on their boat,
“Hassle Free.”
But five years ago, smooth waters turned
choppy when Mark was diagnosed with a
benign pituitary gland tumor. Left untreated,
there was a possibility he could go blind.
“No way,” he told Warren Selman, MD,
Director, University Hospitals Neurological
Institute, University Hospitals Case Medical
Center. “Let’s schedule the surgery.” Dr.
Selman, who is also Harvey Huntington
Brown, Jr. Professor and Chair of Neurological
Surgery, brought Mark to safe harbor by
removing the tumor. With gratitude, Mark
recently reflected on his seven decades of
life. He is still involved in his family business,
I. Schumann & Co., which recycles scrap
metal servicing the foundry industry. He’s active,
gregarious, energetic and believes in UH.
“We’ve always given to charitable causes,”
Mark said. “But after that surgery it was time
to give back more to the community than we
had in the past.” They established the Mark
and Christina Schumann Endowment to
fund clinical research and
emerging needs in both the scared
UH Neurological Institute and
the Division of Endocrinology.
me.”– Lois Hunter
The couple also devotes
their time and talents to the
Neurological Institute Leadership Council and supports the
UH Neurological Institute every
year through the Leadership
Fund. Their generosity and
long-term vision is improving
the lives of patients like Lois
Hunter of Akron.
In 1996, Lois was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a
Dick and Lois Hunter
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“We’ve always given to charitable
causes, but after that surgery
it was time to give back more to
the community than we
had in the past.”
– Mark Schumann
Christina and Mark Schumann with Miss Ellie
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Mapping a patient’s “neural signature is
from left: Benjamin Walter, MD,
and Jonathan Miller, MD
brain disorder causing shaking, tremors
and difficulty moving and walking.
She was just 48 and had watched her
father slowly deteriorate from the same
“As soon as I got over the initial shock
from the diagnosis, I began to see what
would work best for me,” she said.
For 10 years, a variety of medicationsa
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kept her tremors at bay. Then, despite
larger doses of medication, her tremors
returned. She was reluctant to be out
shopping, at church or the grocery
store, because the medications’
effectiveness was unpredictable. The
lively, independent woman was becoming
homebound. She couldn’t focus
enough to read. She needed a cane
to get around. Depression set in.
Lois was a perfect candidate for treatment
at UH for Deep Brain Stimulation, more
commonly known as DBS. “Aside from
having my tonsils out when I was 4
years old and giving birth to my daughter,
I’d never been in the hospital,” she said.
“The thought of brain surgery scared me.”
The procedure was approved in 2002
for Parkinson’s patients like Lois, when
medication no longer controls the tremors. DBS does not cc
cure Parkinson’s disease, but is a very effective d
d Extension
way to treat symptoms. The
procedure involves e
e Pulse Generator
mapping the tremor-
causing areas of the brain and inserting
electrodes through a small opening in the skull. Two weeks later,
a brain pacemaker is implanted near the
collarbone in a second surgery. When the whole system is in place, electrical signals are sent from
the pacemaker to the electrodes to block
the tremors.
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very much like walking through Europe and listening to different dialects.”
– Benjamin Walter, MD
Benjamin Walter, MD, Medical Director
of UH’s DBS Program, expertly performs
the brain mapping. Mapping a patient’s
“neural signature is very much like
walking through Europe and listening
to different dialects,” said Dr. Walter,
who is also Assistant Professor, Case
Western Reserve University School of
Medicine. During the mapping, Dr. Walter
pinpoints motor regulation areas,
specifically those causing the Parkinson’s
symptoms. Patients are awake during
part of the mapping to help isolate the
trouble areas.
Dr. Walter uses micro-electrodes
(hair-thin wires) to record from individual
neurons, one at a time, to identify areas
causing Parkinson’s symptoms. Using a
computer, the signals are converted to
sounds. “When you cause a neuron
to fire, you can hear any changes in
the firing pattern,” he said. When the
mapping is complete, the area activated
by stimulation from the pacemaker
wires will overlap the “heart of the
region causing the dysfunction.”
The delicacy of the Deep Brain Stimulation
requires a world-class team including
Jonathan Miller, MD, UH Case Medical
Center’s Director of Functional and
Restorative Neurosurgery and Assistant
Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine. In the
operating room, Dr. Miller surgically
implants the electrodes, mapped by
Dr. Walter. The surgical therapy can
have a profound impact on a patient’s
quality of life. The team performs one to
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two DBS procedures weekly. “We have
performed this procedure on hundreds
of patients,” Dr. Walter said.
can see the tremors melt away. Patients
cry as they see the troubling symptoms
go away.”
One of them was Lois. Only a year ago
while vacationing in North Carolina,
she could barely get to the beach, let
alone walk on it. Returning to Ohio,
she became more and more depressed
with her condition. “I was in a real bad
place,” she said. She was ready to try DBS.
Endowments like Mark and Christina
Schumann’s are propelling the field
forward. “We are assembling one of the
best teams in the world and philanthropy
and grant funding is a very big help,”
Dr. Walter said.
“And now, to the good part of the story,”
she said. Just two months after her
DBS surgery this past summer, she was
walking the North Carolina beaches,
enjoying the family vacation. “The
before and after is incredible,” she said.
“I can predict how I’ll be throughout
the day. I can drive with confidence.
I’m getting out and enjoying traveling
again. I have something to offer the
world again.
“I am so thankful for the DBS team
at UH, their technical expertise and
their knowledge. I am thankful for the
support of my family, friends and God’s
faithfulness. Without any one of these,
I would not have had the courage to
move forward.”
Last fall, Christina’s father, who lived in
Sweden, passed away from Parkinson’s
disease. Thousands of miles from her
native land, she and her husband find
comfort knowing they are making a
difference in the lives of other Parkinson’s
patients at UH.
Always eager to live life to the fullest,
Mark and Christina are ready to sail
again. This time it will be on their
new boat, whose name reflects their
outlook as well as that of Lois and the
other patients who benefit from the
Schumanns’ generosity. It’s called
“7th Heaven.” U H
To view a patient success story video,
visit UHhospitals.org/Parkinsons.
To make an appointment, call
Her husband, Dick, said, “It’s like a miracle.
Since DBS, she’s back to doing all the
things she loved to do. She’s always out
and about.”
Lois’s experience is exactly why Dr. Walter
pursued the practice of neurology and
specifically DBS. “Working with these
patients is so rewarding, because by
the time they need this therapy, the
disease has really affected their life,” he
said. “You turn on the device and you
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Society of
1866 Celebration
In September, friends and benefactors of
University Hospitals joined together at
the State Theatre at Playhouse Square in
Cleveland for the annual Society of 1866
Celebration. Receiving the prestigious
Samuel Mather Visionary Award were the
Fowler family – Char and Chuck Fowler,
Chann Fowler-Spellman and Edward
Spellman and Holley Fowler Martens and
Robert Martens – and Jane and Lee Seidman.
The Fowler family has advanced cancer
research and care for young people through
the establishment of the Angie Fowler
Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute
at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.
Their deeply generous and forward-thinking
$17 million gift honors their beloved daughter
and sister Angie Fowler, who lost her brave
fight against melanoma when she was
just 14. The Fowlers previously established
the Angie Fowler Chair in Adolescent and
Young Adult Cancer Research.
Lee and Jane Seidman have played a pivotal
role in bringing UH’s expertise in cancer
research and care under one roof. The
Seidmans’ transformational $42 million gift
has helped to inspire additional philanthropy
to support UH Seidman Cancer Center.
This unique cancer hospital is known for
leading-edge diagnostic and therapeutic
technologies, unparalleled access to
groundbreaking clinical trials and a holistic,
patient-centered design. A previous gift
from the Seidmans established the Jane
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first row, from left: Char and Chuck Fowler and Lee and Jane Seidman
second row: from left: Thomas Zenty, III, CEO, University Hospitals; Chann Fowler-Spellman
and Ed Spellman; Rose and Albert Waldo, MD; Rob Martens and Holley Fowler Martens;
Fred Rothstein, MD, President, University Hospitals Case Medical Center
and Lee Seidman Chair in Pediatric Cancer
Innovation at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Albert Waldo, MD, internationally recognized
as a pioneer in the field of cardiac
electrophysiology, was honored with the
Distinguished Physician Award. Dr. Waldo is
Associate Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine
for Academic Affairs at UH Case Medical
Center and at UH Harrington Heart &
Vascular Institute. He is an authority on
atrial fibrillation (A-fib), a heart rhythm
disorder that often results in stroke. He
also discovered entrainment, a heart pacing
method for diagnosing and treating rapid
heart rhythms. Dr. Waldo is the Walter H.
Pritchard Professor of Cardiology at Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
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Chef Wolfgang puck returns
to chair popular five star
sensation benefit
University Hospitals recently added an
important new piece to the impressive
UH Art Collection. Located outside of
UH Seidman Cancer Center on UH Drive, Salem #7 is a
monumental Cor-Ten®
steel sculpture by
American sculptor
Antoni Milkowski.
Among the artist’s most
important works,
the bold and confident
art is a powerful
example of Milkowski’s
Dorothy Tremaine Hildt and
minimalism and precise sculpture
geometry. “It speaks eloquently of the role of art and science,”
said founding UH Curator Trudy Wiesenberger.
The sculpture is a gift from National Art
Leadership Council member Dorothy
Tremaine Hildt. Her family’s former art
collection, The Tremaine Collection, was
widely considered one of the finest private
collections of contemporary art in the
world. “I am pleased that so many people
can view and enjoy the sculpture,” she said.
“ I t s p e a k s e l o qu e n t ly o f t h e role of art and science.”
– Trudy Wiesenberger
Founding UH Curator
UHhospitals.org/giving SAVE THE DATE
Mark your calendars for the summer’s premier
UH event. The 2013 Five Star Sensation
welcomes guests on Saturday, June 15,
to benefit University Hospitals Seidman
Cancer Center. Led by Honorary Chair Chef
Wolfgang Puck, Five Star Sensation is a
celebration of food and wine with cuisine
prepared by chefs from across the continental
United States, as well as Hawaii and Singapore.
Select wines from premier domestic and
international vintners complement the
inventive cuisine. In addition, guests enjoy
live music and a silent auction. The popular
outdoor biennial event chaired by Carole
Carr, which drew a sold-out crowd of
more than 2,000 in 2011, returns to Tri-C
Eastern Campus.
For more information, visit FiveStarSensation.org
Florida Outreach 2013:
February 18th and 20th
Cliff Megerian, MD, will be the keynote
speaker for two nights of enlightening
presentations in Florida on the latest
advances in ear surgery and the treatment
of hearing impairment. He is Chairman of
the Department of Otolaryngology and
Richard W. and Patricia R. Pogue Chair in
Auditory Surgery and Hearing Sciences
at UH Case Medical Center and Professor
at Case Western Reserve University School
of Medicine.
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University hospitals celebrates chair appointments
The announcement of a named endowed chair at University Hospitals
is a momentous occasion, marked by a dedication celebration to thank
the donors for their generosity in supporting the chair and to honor the
appointed physician.
Endowed chairs help UH achieve its mission by bringing emphasis to
areas of great importance throughout the hospital, benefiting patient
care, education and research. Endowed chairs allow UH to recruit
and retain internationally recognized physicians. They provide a
perpetual income stream for leading-edge research and innovative
medical practices. And they shine the spotlight on physicians and
their remarkable achievements.
Within the past few months, the following physicians have been
appointed to endowed chairs because of the generosity of the listed
Chair: Mary D. Fergus Chair in
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Funded by: Mary and Terrence Fergus
and matching funds from the Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Foundation
Chairholder: Honor Wolfe, MD, Chief
of Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
and Director of Labor and Delivery
at UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital;
Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine
from left: Michael Konstan, MD, and Austin
Ricci, for whom the chair is named
Chair: Austin Ricci Chair in Pediatric
Pulmonary Care and Research
Funded by: Kenneth Ricci and
matching funds from the Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Foundation
Chairholder: Michael Konstan, MD,
Chairman of Pediatrics, UH Rainbow
Babies & Children’s Hospital and Case
Western Reserve University School
of Medicine; Director of the LeRoy W.
Matthews, MD, Cystic Fibrosis Center
from left: Terrence Fergus, Honor Wolfe, MD,
and Mary Fergus
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back row from left: Thomas Stevens, Vice
Chair and Chief Administrative Officer,
KeyCorp; Jane and Henry Meyer, former
Chairman and CEO of KeyCorp and
(seated) Christopher Snyder, MD
Chair: KeyBank – Meyer Family
Chair for Excellence in Leadership
from left: Paula Silverman, MD, Clinical
Director of Breen Breast Health Pavilion at
UH Seidman Cancer Center; Lyndsay Harris, MD;
Ned Hyland and daughter Tara
Chair: Diana Hyland Chair for Breast
Funded by: Edward and Diana
Hyland, Hyland family and friends, and
the Miracle Fund
Chairholder: Lyndsay Harris, MD,
Director, Breast Cancer Program,
UH Seidman Cancer Center, Division
of Hematology and Oncology,
UH Case Medical Center; Co-Leader,
Breast Cancer Research Program,
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center;
Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine
UHhospitals.org/giving Funded by: KeyBank Foundation, in
honor of Henry Meyer, and matching
funds from the Rainbow Babies &
Children’s Foundation
Chairholder: Christopher Scott
Snyder, MD, Chief of Pediatric
Cardiology, UH Rainbow Babies &
Children’s Hospital; Associate
Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine
from left: Hillard Lazarus, MD, and John
Oppenheim, nephew of George and Edith
Chair: George and Edith Richman
Chair and Distinguished Scientist in
Cancer Research
Funded by: The Estate of Edith
Chairholder: Hillard Lazarus, MD,
Director, Novel Cell Therapy,
UH Seidman Cancer Center;
Professor, Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine
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P hilanthropic S pirit
Foundation’s gift establishes second endowed master
clinician in nephrology
Thomas Hostetter, MD, recently received one of University Hospitals’ highest honors. At a ceremony last October at UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Hostetter was named Centers for Dialysis Care’s Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation Endowed Master Clinician in Nephrology. The honor was established with a gift of $1.25 million from CDC’s Leonard C. Rosenberg Renal Research Foundation. CDC is a not-for-profit provider of dialysis services.
The appointment will support Dr. Hostetter’s research to improve outcomes for patients with kidney disease.
Thomas Hostetter, MD
Dr. Hostetter is Vice Chair of Research Services at UH Case Medical Center. A Professor
of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Hostetter
recently was named one of the Best Doctors in America®.
More than 200 friends and associates of the late Bert (“Bart”) Wolstein spent a fun-filled day at the majestic
Glenmoor Country Club in Canton and raised vital funds for pediatric cancer research. Golfers in two flights were
challenged by the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Glenmoor, where participants also enjoyed luxurious
spa services, tennis, live and silent auctions and a dinner reception.
The 2012 Bert L. Wolstein Legacy Golf Tournament raised $275,000 to benefit pediatric
cancer research at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Case
Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The event helps fund research within
The Iris S. and Bert L. Wolstein Research Building on the campuses of UH Case Medical
Center and Case Western Reserve University. Iris Wolstein established the tournament
in honor of her late husband and his vision of helping less fortunate individuals by
focusing on research through progressive scientific methods and physician collaboration.
To date, more than $1.4 million has been raised for medical research.
Iris S. Wolst
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When Lilian Jappe passed away in 1948, her sons, attorneys Jimmy and Al Jappe, started a memorial fund at University Hospitals in
her honor. More than 60 years later, the Jappe Neuger Cardiology Research Fund lives on, supporting significant clinical trials for
treating coronary artery disease. Under the guidance of Lilian Jappe’s grandsons, Charles and
Edwin Neuger, the fund has continued to advance lifesaving clinical research taking place within
UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute. “The fund helps to keep the Jappe family legacy of caring alive,” said Charles Neuger, a Diamond
Legacy Society member who has made provisions to include UH in his estate plan. His gift will
endow this fund, which will be recognized as the Jappe Neuger Endowed Cardiology Research
Fund at UH and continue his family’s legacy in perpetuity. The Diamond Legacy Society recognizes
and celebrates friends and supporters who have made an endowed, estate or other planned gift
to University Hospitals.
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A Brilliant Physician, Leader and True Friend
of University Hospitals
A Message from Thomas F. Zenty III, Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals
When Achilles Demetriou, MD, PhD, FACS retired from
UH at the end of December, he left an outsized legacy
and a legion of admirers at UH and beyond.
A few of Dr. Demetriou’s colleagues recently shared their
reflections with me. A consistent theme emerges: His
professional achievements are amazing, and he is even
more amazing as a human being.
Achilles is a true role model as a physician leader. He is a voice of reason. He has been a very important part of our success, and he will truly be missed.
– Fred Rothstein, MD,
President, UH Case Medical Center
Achilles is that rare combination of brilliant physician and brilliant leader. He is universally respected. He is a quick study, and a decisive strategist. He can see the biggest picture, and understand its smallest details –
all in a nanosecond. UH’s results since Achilles has been here speak for him: an upward trajectory, a transformation.
– Sherri Bishop, Esq.,
Chief Development Officer
His insight into future trends is uncanny, and has enabled the organization to consistently meet oncoming challenges with preparation and resolve. When the
search firm looking for his successor asked for my
advice, my response was simple: ‘Go find another
Achilles.’ Sadly, that cannot happen. He is unique.
– William Annable, MD,
Chief Quality Officer
He enjoys the highest respect from all for his wisdom, integrity and balance. He’s King Solomon.
– Kevin Cooper, MD,
Immediate Past President,
Council of Clinical Chairs
Dr. Demetriou joined University Hospitals in 2005 and
has led many initiatives that have grown UH’s national
reputation for quality outcomes, operating efficiencies,
financial performance, strategic positioning and system
integration. He also served as Professor of Surgery and
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at Case Western Reserve
University School of Medicine.
Under his leadership, our UH Transformation initiative
has identified $150 million in efficiency gains to sustain
UH’s excellence in a future of flat to falling revenues.
Most recently at UH, Dr. Demetriou led the launch of The Harrington Project for Discovery & Development,
a first-of-its-kind, $250 million
initiative to advance early-stage drug discoveries to commercialization.
Dr. Demetriou understands what physician-scientists require to translate discoveries into therapies because
Achilles Demetriou,
he is a physician-scientist himself.
His research into liver-cell transplantation biology, the
genetic roots of liver disease, and the development of a
bioartificial liver is renowned worldwide.
Many of Dr. Demetriou’s most profound research insights
arose directly from his front-line care as a surgeon and
world-class clinician. People all around the world have
him to thank for their lives.
Achilles has been a trusted advisor and a close friend
for nearly half of my career, including the seven years
we worked together at UH, and at Cedars-Sinai Medical
Center in Los Angeles before that. No one I have
worked with has a keener sense for when to be a calming
presence and when to be a constructive antagonist.
I will miss him. UH will miss him. Medicine will miss him.
We wish him the best in his retirement. U H
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Bringing Drug Discoveries to Market
The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center
recently awarded grants up to $200,000 to 10 of the nation’s most
promising physician-scientists. The grants will help accelerate drug discoveries
in Alzheimer’s, ALS, cancer, diabetes, wound healing, pain management,
pulmonary disease and cardiology.
To learn more about this breakthrough work, turn to Page 14.