W i n t er 2012|2013 LEGACY 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. u n i v ers i t y hosp i tals LEGACY Volume20number02 w i n t er 2012|2013 4 contents 8 10 14 16 20 Thomas F. Zenty III Chief Executive Officer University Hospitals Fred C. Rothstein, MD President 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 Writers Keith Berr, Joe Glick, Gary Kozminski, Roger Mastroianni, Dan Milner, Julie Pawlowski Photographers Parente-Smith Design Inc. Design Michele Brown Advisor Department s 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 8 Highlights 14 Advances On the Web UHhospitals.org/Legacy Legacy is published by Marketing & Communications, University Hospitals, 11100 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5000. Telephone: 216-767-8500. Postmaster: Send address corrections to the above address. Copyright 2013, University Hospitals. All rights reserved. 20 The Philanthropic Spirit 25 Fe at u res 4 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. Reflections 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 Best in ohio www.uhgiving.org W i n t er 2012|2013 1 • 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 Leaders Monte Ahuja, Co-Chair Jack Breen, Co-Chair Shelly Adelman, Vice-Chair Paul Carleton, Vice-Chair Ralph Della Ratta Jr., Vice-Chair Members 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 L E G A C Y •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. visit us online Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation 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.* Goodman •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 Foundation Bob, Eleanore and Kathy Risman Jane and Lee Seidman Iris S. and Bert L.* Wolstein *Deceased UHh go i vs i pn i gt .aol sr g . o r g / g i v i n g W i n t e r 2F0a1l2l | 22 0 10 39 3 Itege (“T.T.”) Smith Art Donnie Samkas Music 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. 4 L E G A C Y visit us online from left: Lauren and Brent Ramer Play 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 UHhospitals.org/giving W i n t er 2012|2013 5 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 L E G A C Y 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. visit us online 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/ ChildLife. 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. W i n t er 2012|2013 7 Highlights 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 8 L E G A C Y 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. visit us online 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.” UHhospitals.org/giving W i n t er 2012|2013 9 Stay Fit and Have 10 L E G A C Y visit us online C e nt e r f o r 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.” Fun 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 W i n t er 2012|2013 11 “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. Matthew Kraay, MD 12 L E G A C Y visit us online C e nt e r f o r Jo i n t R e p l a c e m e n t 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). W i n t er 2012|2013 13 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 For more information on the program, visit UHhospitals.org/UHHDILegacy2013. d i s c o v e r i e s f o r wa r d . ” – Jonathan Stamler, MD, Director, Harrington Discovery Institute 14 L E G A C Y visit us online 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. W i n t er 2012|2013 15 U n i v e r s i t y H o s p i t a l s N e u r o l o g i c a l I n s t i t u t e life 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. “The thought of “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 brain to give back more to the community than we had in the past.” They established the Mark surgery 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 16 L E G A C Y visit us online “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 UHhospitals.org/giving W i n t er 2012|2013 17 U n i v e r s i t y H o s p i t a l s N e u r o l o g i c a l I n s t i t u t e 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 disease. “As soon as I got over the initial shock from the diagnosis, I began to see what would work best for me,” she said. a For 10 years, a variety of medicationsa Deep Brain Stimulation a a a a b b b Electrode b c cc c d d d e e e d e 18 L E G A C Y Lead Subthalamic Nucleus 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 b b 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. visit us online 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 UHhospitals.org /giving 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 216-844-2724. 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 W i n t er 2012|2013 19 P hilanthropicS pirit the Society of 1866 Celebration THE FOWLER FAMILY, JANE & LEE SEIDMAN AND ALBERT WALDO, MD, HONORED AT 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 20 L E G A C Y 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 Hospital. 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. visit us online the P hilanthropic S pirit 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 DOROTHY TREMAINE HILDT DONATES MONUMENTAL SCULPTURE TO UH 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. W i n t er 2012|2013 21 the P hilanthropic S pirit 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 donors. 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 22 L E G A C Y visit us online the P hilanthropic S pirit 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 Cancer 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 Richman Chair: George and Edith Richman Chair and Distinguished Scientist in Cancer Research Funded by: The Estate of Edith Richman Chairholder: Hillard Lazarus, MD, Director, Novel Cell Therapy, UH Seidman Cancer Center; Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine W i n t er 2012|2013 23 the 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®. Ninth ANNUAL WOLSTEIN GOLF OUTING SCORES HIGH FOR PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH 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. JAPPE NEUGER FUND: LEAVING A LEGACY Iris S. Wolst ein (in pink ) and staff w the golf ou ho organize ting d 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. 24 L E G A C Y visit us online 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, MD, PhD, FACS 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 UHhospitals.org/giving Legac y m aga z i n e NONPROFIT ORG University Hospitals of Cleveland Marketing & Communications US POSTAGE 11100 Euclid Avenue PAID Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5000 CLEVEL AND OH PERMIT NO 412 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.
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