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					Community Report 2008




  Because we care.
      Community
      RepoRt 2008
     In a year when economic fortunes soured for so many         hospital systems to bring a greater array of services to our
   individuals and industries, Parma Hospital was bolstered by   local community.
   a back-to-basics approach. Our emphasis on relationship-
                                                                   We remain strengthened by the relationships we have
   based care – the excellent, personalized care for which
                                                                 forged, whether with local EMS in improving efficiency of
   you’ve come to know us – serves the public well, for
                                                                 heart attack care or through organizations like the Senior
   we turn to those we trust in times of need. And nearly
                                                                 Resource Network founded to give area groups a forum to
   everyone has experienced or witnessed the challenges
                                                                 improve options for elder care. We are proud of our quality
   at hand during this economic downturn. We have
                                                                 awards, including accolades for excellence in orthopedics
   concentrated our energies on:
                                                                 and cardiac care. You should be comforted to know that
   . Broadening Access                                           while you and your neighbors have noticed what sets Parma
   . Ensuring Safety                                             Hospital apart, so have organizations around the country
   . Providing the Highest Quality                               who have visited Parma Hospital to see our programs.
   . A Commitment to Service
                                                                   We continue to invest in our hospital so that we remain
     For years, some have marveled at how Parma Community        your provider of choice. We are committed to serving you,
   General Hospital has managed to remain so strong,             upholding our most prized values of integrity, compassion
   buffeted by the winds of an ever-changing environment in      and teamwork. Thank you for the opportunity.
   health care. We see that our patients appreciate the option
   of a provider where personalized care and excellent quality
                                                                 Patricia A. Ruflin
   outcomes are the hallmarks. In cases where it can enhance
                                                                 President and CEO
   our care, such as oncology, we have partnered with other


Kent A. Geist CHAIRMAN, BOARd OF TRuSTEES · Patricia A. Ruflin PRESIdENT & CEO · Christopher J. Loyke, dO PRESIdENT, MEdICAL STAFF   3
Medical professionals


                                       ACCESS
from as far away as
Hawaii, Oklahoma                                             Within our hospital and within the community at large,
                                                             we’re making it easier to receive efficient care
and Connecticut have
                                         The doctor is waiting                               Expressly at your service
traveled to Parma
                                           Step right into Parma Hospital, where               Parma Hospital took a bold step in
Hospital to learn how
                                         physicians and staff await to provide you with      extending affordable health care into the
well Doc at the Door                     excellent, personalized care. We were the first     community with the opening of Community
pleases patients.                        hospital in Northeast Ohio to introduce doc at      Express Care, a walk-in clinic to handle basic

                                         the door, an innovative concept in emergency        illnesses, immunizations and screenings

                                         care that brings physicians closer to the front     for patients 2 and older. Located inside the

                                         line of care. Patients now are routinely triaged    discount drug Mart in Olmsted Falls, the

                                         in a renovated front area by a physician-led        clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and

                                         team within 30 minutes of arrival in the ER.        overseen by a family practice physician on the

                                         Patient satisfaction scores have soared since       hospital’s medical staff. Most visits take just 15

                                         doc at the door has taken off as the new            minutes, and prescriptions can be filled inside

                                         standard of emergency care, with ratings            the store before the patient leaves.

                                         better than 90 percent of comparable ERs

                                         across the country. We are beating all national     A hit out of the home park
                                         benchmarks with this innovative approach.             For more than two decades, our Home Run

                                         When you see the focus our physicians and           Vans have brought patients to the hospital

                                         staff have on your well-being, you will see         who have no other means of transportation.

                                         that this is the type of individualized care that   As the hospital’s service area has grown

                                         holds true throughout our organization.             beyond its six founding communities, so has




4                   Matthew Frantz, dO MEdICAL dIRECTOR, COMMuNITY ExPRESS CARE · Melissa Nemeth, MSN, CNP FAMILY NuRSE PRACTITIONER
                                                                                                        Parma Hospital’s heart
   the coverage area. Home Run now covers 11        In 2008, we provided 6,274 trips for patients       attack response times are
   cities, with two vans simultaneously traveling   coming to the hospital for surgeries, physical      the fastest in Northeast
   throughout southwestern Cuyahoga County          therapy, cancer treatments and appointments
                                                                                                        Ohio. A coordinated
   and into parts of Cleveland every weekday.       in areas like radiology.
                                                                                                        effort with area EMS
                                                                                                        helps us achieve record

SAFETY Staying technologically wired and personally linked to keep patient safety first
                                                                                                        times as low as 15
                                                                                                        minutes – consistently
                                                                                                        below the 90-minute
   Making minutes count                             fire departments throughout the year has

     Before heart attack patients even arrive in    reinforced that we are all part of the same         national goal.
   the Emergency department, a specialized          team, dedicated to saving lives.

   team of responders is rushing to intercept

   the patient. In cases where an EKG reveals       Right medicine every time
   elevated ST enzymes, or a heart attack in          All inpatient units are experienced at use

   progress, we call a “Code STEMI” to set the      of bar-code scanning to ensure that patients

   team in motion. day or night, weekends           get the right medication in the right dose at

   or holidays, patients can count on rapid         the right time, every time. With nearly 30,000

   response. All area EMS are in sync with the      medications given at Parma Hospital every

   hospital, with squads transmitting their         week in 2008, the computerized system

   EKGs electronically so the ER doctor can call    known as EMAR/BMV ensures accuracy and

   the team. Sharing the outcomes with local        safety.




Joseph Lahorra, Md CARdIOTHORACIC SuRGEON · James Ramicone, dO INTERVENTIONAL CARdIOLOGIST · Nelson Mostow, Md CARdIOLOGIST     7
Patients going home
from our Acute                         A critical picture                                Rest comfortably, safely
Rehabilitation Unit                      Radiology acquired a 64-slice CT scanner          Nearly 200 med/surg beds were replaced

                                       that produces such detailed images it can         with a new style of patient bed that alerts
have regained greater
                                       capture organs in motion, such as the heart       caregivers if a patient at risk of falling is
independence than
                                       and lungs. This state-of-the-art equipment        trying to get out of bed. The beds also are
patients in similar units
                                       also gives cardiologists the ability to offer     equipped with built-in scales and more
across the country.                    calcium scoring of the heart, a test that         ergonomic features. In one of the hospital’s

                                       yields highly valuable information. Coronary      many initiatives to recycle whenever possible,

                                       artery calcium scoring can reveal early-stage     the old mattresses were donated to MedWish,

                                       heart disease that has not yet resulted in any    a Cleveland-based non-profit that sent them

                                       symptoms. Cardiologists claim it’s the single     to health care facilities in Haiti and Central

                                       most accurate way to predict a person’s risk      America.

                                       of a heart attack.




                              QUALITY  A culture of caring
                                                              An expertly trained staff and experienced physicians draw
                                                              admiration and accolades across the region and the nation

                                                                                         comprehensive physical and cognitive

                                         In awarding reaccreditation to the Acute        rehabilitation for orthopedic, neurological

                                       Rehabilitation Center, CARF cited “a culture      and multiple trauma patients – exceeds both

                                       of caring” among the “tenured, qualified staff”   regional and national averages in helping

                                       and “competent, committed leadership.”            patients regain functionality before discharge.

                                       They also noted that this inpatient unit –        The multidisciplinary team, blending the

                                       with a 25-year track record of providing          expertise of physicians, nurses, social workers,


8                           Kimberly Togliatti-Trickett, Md PHYSIATRIST · Cynthia Taylor, dO MEdICAL dIRECTOR, ACuTE REHABILITATION uNIT
                                                                                                          In 2008, the Center
   therapists, pharmacists and dietitians, also        surgery has been a smashing hit. Patients
                                                                                                          for Orthopedic Care
   involves the patients’ families to ensure           bring their loved ones with them to three          launched Joint Camp,
   ongoing success as patients work toward             sessions led by clinicians who teach them          a series of sessions
   returning to independent living.                    what to expect with surgery and how to             with a specialized team
                                                       prepare for the smoothest recovery.                that prepares patients
   In the stars for orthopedics
                                                                                                          for joint replacement
     Parma Hospital was the first in the region to     Setting a standard for heart
                                                                                                          surgery. This extra
   perform bicompartmental arthoplasty, a new            If all hospitals met the same standards

   option over a total knee replacement that           as the 100 Top Hospitals for cardiovascular
                                                                                                          attention and instruction
   retains more of the patient’s own anatomy.          services – of which Parma Hospital was             helps patients bounce
   Such innovations keep Parma Hospital’s              one in 2008 – more lives would be saved.           back quicker after
   orthopedics program strong and ranked               The Thomson-Reuters 100 Top Hospitals              surgery.
   among the Best in the Cleveland Area for            cardiovascular award highlighted the success

   Joint Replacement Surgery – and the winner          Parma Hospital has had – as one of only 30

   of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award,          community hospitals in the country – with a

   according to the independent rankings firm          wide range of patients, from heart attacks

   HealthGrades. In 2008, Parma Hospital once          and congestive heart failures to those

   again received five-star ratings for total hip      undergoing interventions or surgery. Hospital

   and knee replacements and for hip fracture          stays are shorter and the quality of care is

   repair. And a new Joint Camp for patients           superior. In short, more lives could be saved if

   planning to undergo joint replacement               all hospitals performed like Parma Hospital.




daniel Karns, Md ORTHOPEdIC SuRGEON       ·   Alan Panteck, Md   ORTHOPEdIC SuRGEON/HANd SPECIALIST                                   11
The Cancer Center


                                    SERVICE
offered the latest drug
therapies in 2008,                             Community remains our middle name, at the heart of our mission of service

including treatments
                                          Close to home                                      165 pneumonia vaccines in 46 days of 2008.
for patients with
                                            Parma Hospital believes that high quality        Throughout the year, Parma Hospital nurses
immune disorders,                         clinical services should be readily available in   trained 734 people in CPR, screened 511
non-Hodgkin’s                             our community so that’s why when it comes          people for cancer and other diseases and

lymphoma and                              to cancer treatment, our Cancer Center has         performed over 4,100 blood pressure checks.

advanced metastatic                       had a relationship with the Cleveland Clinic       They also handled hundreds of screenings

                                          for many years. The combination of their           at public events like the Alzheimer’s
breast cancer.
                                          specialized medical and radiation oncology         Association’s Memory Walk – for which Parma

                                          expertise and our personalized care and            Hospital scored its 12th consecutive honor as

                                          attention give patients hope, support and the      the Top Financially Contributing Team.

                                          convenience of having the best possible care

                                          right in their own neighborhood.                   Our middle name
                                                                                               Supporting the community is fundamental

                                          First line of defense                              to our mission as a hospital. In 2008, Parma

                                            As autumn arrived, Community Health              Hospital sponsored scores of events, from

                                          nurses covered the map to keep residents           food drives for the Parma Heights Food

                                          immunized against illness. Going to libraries,     Pantry and the Cleveland Food Bank to

                                          churches, polling places and businesses,           charity 5K runs in Parma and Broadview

                                          they administered 3,709 flu vaccines and           Heights.




12                        Wei Lin, Md MEdICAL ONCOLOGIST · Suzan Cheng, Md RAdIATION ONCOLOGIST · Kim Monaco MANAGER, CANCER CENTER
   Philanthropy to
   advance community health
     The mission of the Parma Hospital Health Care                 hospital services used, such as radiology and lab, and local

   Foundation – furthering philanthropy to advance                 pharmacies provide discounted medications.

   community health – is most profoundly fulfilled through the
                                                                   “It’s unconditional love in that Parma Hospital and the
   Parma Health Ministry. This important care organization,
                                                                   doctors who participate give without expectation of
   which has provided medical care to uninsured patients in
                                                                   reward, other than the feeling of giving to someone
   our immediate service area since 1995, also reflects Parma
                                                                   in need,” says James Rambasek, Md, Chairman of the
   Hospital’s mission of providing excellent, personalized care.
                                                                   Foundation’s Board of Trustees and also a Parma Health

   A Ministry of caring                                            Ministry physician. “The patients that I have treated have

     Longtime Medical director Rosetta Rowbottom, Md,              been the most appreciative ones in my practice.”

   points out that if not for the medical care and health
                                                                   Intangible rewards
   services given through the Ministry, these patients would
                                                                   Often it is the smallest bit of help that brings great relief
   often go without good primary and specialized care. dr.
                                                                   says debbie Hannan, Ministry coordinator. There are
   Rowbottom and the other physicians who volunteer their
                                                                   many ways to support the Foundation’s work, through
   time and expertise are committed to doing as much as
                                                                   sponsorship of annual events, donations, memorial gifts
   they can to assure that people in the Parma community
                                                                   and more. For more information, call 440-743-4280 or go
   receive quality care. Parma Hospital and members of the
                                                                   to www.parmahospital.org/AboutPCGH/Foundation.
   Medical Staff absorb the cost of treatments, surgeries and


Rosetta Rowbottom, Md MEdICAL dIRECTOR, PARMA HEALTH MINISTRY · James Rambasek, Md CHAIRMAN Marcia Ferguson ExECuTIVE dIRECTOR     15
     Parma Hospital                                                                                                                                                      2008 MAjOR GRAnTS
                                                                                                                                                                         Quality & Dignity of life ServiceS


     Health Care Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Hospital ElderCenter
                                                                                                                                                                          Adult day services  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $35,000
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Hospital Seasons of Life Hospice
                                                                                                                                                                          Supplies for comfort and home like care  .  . $4,274
                      PARMA HOSPITAL HEALTH CARE FOUnDATIOn
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Hospital Cancer Center
                               BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                                                                                                          Education and support materials
                                                                                                                                                                          for patients  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,400
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Hospital Home Health Care
                                                                                                                                                                          Supplies for visiting nurses  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $1,901

                                                                                                                                                                         eDucation of current anD future
                                                                                                                                                                         health care workerS anD StuDentS
                              James F. Rambasek, MD          Brian C. Wagner            Angelo N. Pimpas             Eugene Lovasy
                                     CHAIRMAN                VICE CHAIRMAN                   TREASURER                 SECRETARY                                          Renaissance Service Awards
                                                                                                                                                                          Honoring 11 area students who
                                                                                                                                                                          volunteer regularly  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $11,000
                                                                                                                                                                          Tri-C nursing School at Parma Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                          Program support for graduates  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $2,155
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Hospital Emergency Department
                                                                                                                                                                          Education program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $515
      Rev. Robert H. Bates         Irene Burma             Edward C. Cottle, MD      Christina Dinklocker, Ed.D      Salvatore Felice                 Christine George
                                                                                                                                                                         MeDical care anD health ServiceS
                                                                                                                                                                         for the unDerServeD
                                                                                                                                                                          Parma Health Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                          Medical care for uninsured  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $43,367
                                                                                                                                                                          All Faiths Pantry
                                                                                                                                                                          Grocery delivery for underserved adults  .  . $10,000
                    Charles M. Germana        Charlene A. Koepke             Alex I. Koler             Robert M. Verdile            Wendell Willmann                      Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
                                                                                                                                                                          Hearing aids and treatment  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $10,000
                                                       EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS                                                                                                 Haven Hill Home, Brecksville
                                                                                                                                                                          Care of adults with mental
                                                                                                                                                                          and physical impairments  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $10,000
                                                                                                                                                                          Womankind
                                                                                                                                                                          Maternal and prenatal care for uninsured
                                                                                                                                                                          women and infants  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $10,000
                                                                                                                                                                          Centers for Families & Children, Parma
                                   Kent A. Geist            Patricia A. Ruflin               Mary Dejak                    Toni Sidor                                     Mental health care support  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $5,000
                                  CHAIRMAN                  PRESIdENT & CEO                PRESIdENT                PARMA HOSPITAl
                                PARMA HOSPITAl              PARMA HOSPITAl               PARMA HOSPITAl              MEdICAl gUIld
                               bOARd Of TRUSTEES                                           AUxIlIARY                                                                     health reSearch
                                                                                                                                                                          American Cancer Society
                                                      TRUSTEES EMERITUS                                                                                                   Relay for Life events (combined
                                                                                                                                                                          for Parma/Brooklyn/Route 82)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . $12,000
                      Miled Albainy, MD     Joseph Banas       J. Howard Flower        David Nedrich         John A. Nelson             Kay Wellmer
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Parma Hospital                                                                                 PARMA HOSPITAL AUXILIARY EXECUTIVE BOARD


Auxiliary
  The Parma Hospital Auxiliary, nearly 400 members strong,

donated over 46,000 hours in 2008. Visible in every corner                                                Mary Dejak               Jean Smiljanich         Anna Graham        Mel Reckling   Lollie Stager      Andrea Sack
                                                                                                          PRESIdENT                VICE PRESIdENT          VICE PRESIdENT     TREASURER       SECRETARY          dIRECTOR
of the hospital in their new burgundy uniforms, they transport                                                                   AUxIlIARY RElATIONS    COMMUNITY RElATIONS                                  VOlUNTEER SERVICES


patients, assist family members in waiting rooms and run


                                                                                                                                           Parma Hospital
the Healing Grounds coffee shop in the lobby. With $118,000 in

contributions to the hospital, they bought new gurneys and a

flat-screen television for the Emergency department, an aquarium

for the lobby, scholarships for junior volunteers, complimentary                                                                            Medical Guild
newspapers for patients, and equipment for the new employee                                                   Since its founding in 1989, the Medical Guild has donated nearly
fitness center. In the autumn, their successful Arts at the Center                                        $25,000 to Parma Hospital and the community. The Guild, which
raised $10,000 for the hospital’s Home Run Van service.                                                   consists largely of physician spouses but welcomes other community

                                                                                                          members interested in supporting Parma Hospital, participated in
PARMA HOSPITAL MEDICAL GUILD BOARD
                                                                                                                                                     the planning of the first Renaissance Ball for area

                                                                                                                                                     youths. They now work with the Parma Hospital

                                                                                                                                                     Health Care Foundation annually on both the Ball

                                                                                                                                                     and the Golf Outing. The Guild’s many volunteer
  Patricia Detwiler   Lynn Gittinger   Charlene Koepke   Darlene Meges   Irene Burma   Christine George                   Amy Hu
     PRESIdENT        VICE PRESIdENT     TREASURER        SECRETARY                                                                                  hours benefit local charities as well as the hospital.

                                                                                                                                                     Their donations to Seasons of Life Hospice have

                                                                                                                                                     brightened the lives of patients and their families

                                                                                                                                                     throughout the year, culminating in decoration of

     Lynn Kikta       Donnalynn Lazo    Shirley Mandel    Linda McCoy     Toni Sidor   Mary Beth Talerico              Tynya Williams
                                                                                                                                                     the Residential Hospice during the holidays.



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     Financials &                                                                                                Community
     statistics                                                                                                  benefit
     2008 PATIEnT CARE STATISTICS                                                                                The epicenter of health, wellness
                                                                                                                   Parma Hospital’s Health Education Center on State Road is a hub of
     InPATIEnTS                                          OUTPATIEnTS
                                                                                                                 wellness activities. Not only is it the site of screenings and vaccine clinics, it
     Registered Beds                                     Referred Outpatient
     including 11 Bassinets . . . . . 348                Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 857,993          is the home of classes that enrich and exercise the body and mind. For more
     Admissions                                          Emergency department                                    than two decades, the Health Education Center has been a place whether
     including Newborns . . . . 17,340                   Visits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47,099   children form their first friendships through youth classes and adults stay
     days of Patient Care                                Surgical/Interventional                                 active with fitness and personal wellness offerings. In 2008, over 7,400 men,
     including Newborns . . . 85,994                     Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,495       women and children, from senior citizens to infants, were enrolled in 537
     Surgical/Interventional                             Home Health Visits                                      different classes or programs.
     Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,286          including Hospice and
                                                         Residential Hospice days . . 42,444
     Births . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 588                                                            Encore!
                                                                                                                   Our community health program also extended to Cuyahoga Community
                                                                                                                 College, where Parma Hospital has participated in the Encore Campus for
                                                                                                                 adults 55 and older. Hospital staff, including pharmacists, physicians, nurses
                                                                                                                 and management, made Encore presentations at the Tri-C western campus
                                        TOTAL SOURCES OF FUnDS ($000) $192,476
                                                                                                                 through the “Health and Wellness Plus” classes.
                                                        Inpatient: $105,690
                                                        Referred Outpatient: $57,880
                                                                                                                 Raising awareness
                                                        Emergency, Home Health Care and
                                                                                                                   Parma Hospital’s lent its support to community-wide efforts to spread
                                                        other: $28,909
                                                                                                                 awareness about cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
                                                                                                                 The hospital was a corporate sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association’s
                                                                                                                 Memory Walk, with President & CEO Patricia A. Ruflin leading the event
                                                                                                                 as the honorary chairperson. We continued our support of the American
                                                                                                                 Heart Association’s efforts to educate the public about the #1 killer of both
     TOTAL USES OF FUnDS ($000) $192,476
                                                                                                                 men and women and sponsored the Go Red for Women campaign, the
        Salaries, wages and benefits: $100,461                                                                   culmination of $230,000 in contributions to the Heart Association over the
        Supplies: $41,674                                                                                        past four years. And we participated in both the Relay for Life and Susan G.
        utilities, purchased services, fees and                                                                  Komen Race for the Cure.
        other operating expenses: $38,553
        Interest and depreciation: $2,058                                                                        In your neighborhood
        Funds available for reinvestment in facilities,                                                            Parma Hospital sponsored senior health fairs in Seven Hills and Parma
        technology and services: $9,733
                                                                                                                 Chamber of Commerce outings in North Royalton and Brooklyn just to
                                                                                                                 name a few. Through the Speakers’ Bureau, clinical specialists in areas from
                                                                                                                 pharmacy to the ElderCenter shared their knowledge with organizations and
18                                                                                                               civic groups.
ADMInISTRATIVE STAFF                      PARMA COMMUnITY GEnERAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATIOn BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PRESIdENT ANd CHIEF ExECuTIVE OFFICER
Patricia A. Ruflin
ExECuTIVE VICE PRESIdENT/
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Terrence G. Deis
ExECuTIVE VICE PRESIdENT/
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER                      Kent A. Geist      David Nedrich          JoAnn Mason        Robert Bartholomew Jr.   James Rambasek, MD        John H. Bundy           Jack C. Krise, Jr.          Joseph Tal              Scott D. Curtis
Barry L. Franklin, CPA                       Parma Heights      North Royalton             Parma             Brooklyn Heights        Physician Trustee          Brooklyn                  Parma                Parma Heights               Seven Hills
                                              CHAIRMAN       fIRST VICE CHAIRMAN   SECONd VICE CHAIRMAN        SECRETARY               TREASURER          ASSISTANT SECRETARY     fIRST ASST. TREASURER   SECONd ASST. TREASURER       MEMbER-AT-lARgE
VICE PRESIdENT – CHIEF NuRSING OFFICER
Tracy Sharpnack, Rn



Leadership
VICE PRESIdENT – SuRGERY ANd CLINICAL CARE
Pamela Falasco, Rn
VICE PRESIdENT – ANCILLARY ANd SuPPORT SERVICES
Kathi O’Connor
VICE PRESIdENT – PLANNING & dEVELOPMENT
Paul Schneider                                                 Charles F. Harle       Jack P. Marschall   Thomas P. O’Donnell      Jacqueline M. Patton    Louis D. Ripepi, Jr.       Gayle J. Rullo       Salvatore P. Sidoti, DPM   Sharon Straker-Martin
                                                               Brooklyn Heights            Parma              North Royalton             Brooklyn                Parma                     Parma               Physician Trustee             Parma
SENIOR dIRECTOR – HuMAN RESOuRCES
Lawrence K. jeffries


MEDICAL STAFF OFFICERS                       DEPARTMEnT CHAIRMEn                                             DEPARTMEnT OF MEDICInE                                                   DEPARTMEnT OF SURGERY
PRESIdENT                                    dEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
                                                                                                             DIVISIOn DIRECTORS                                                       DIVISIOn DIRECTORS
Christopher Loyke, DO                        jonathan Salewski, DO                                           INTERNAL MEdICINE                                                        GENERAL SuRGERY
                                                                                                             Michael Debs, MD                                                         Trudi Brown, MD
PRESIdENT-ELECT                              dEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEdICINE
Michael Barkoukis, MD                        jesse DiRando, MD                                               CARdIOLOGY                                                               POdIATRY
                                                                                                             Gerald Burma, MD                                                         Salvatore Sidoti, DPM
SECRETARY                                    dEPARTMENT OF FAMILY PRACTICE
Ronald Flauto, DO                            Vincent Sustersic, DO                                           HEMATOLOGY, MEdICAL ONCOLOGY                                             PLASTIC SuRGERY
                                                                                                             john Hines, MD                                                           Raymond Seballos, MD
TREASuRER                                    dEPARTMENT OF MEdICINE
Raju Modi, MD                                nelson Mostow, MD                                               PuLMONARY dISEASES
                                                                                                                                                                                      OPHTHALMOLOGY
                                                                                                             Gregory Hickey, DO                                                       Michael Coseriu, MD
MEMBER AT LARGE                              dEPARTMENT OF OB-GYN
Michael Debs, MD                             Kristine Pelagalli, MD                                          NEPHROLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                      CARdIO. & THORACIC SuRGERY
                                                                                                             Keuck Chang, MD
MEMBER AT LARGE                              dEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                      joseph A. Lahorra, MD
Matthew Frantz, DO                           Edward Cottle, MD                                               dERMATOLOGY
                                                                                                             William Lynch, MD                                                        ORAL SuRGERY/dENTISTRY
MEMBER AT LARGE
                                             dEPARTMENT OF PEdIATRICS
                                                                                                                                                                                      Anthony Forde, DDS
Gleb Moysaenko, MD                                                                                           INFECTIOuS dISEASE
                                             Ryan Vogelgesang, MD                                                                                                                     uROLOGY
                                                                                                             Eva Szathmary, MD
IMMEdIATE PAST PRESIdENT
                                             dEPARTMENT OF RAdIOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lawrence Gervasi, MD
joseph A. Lahorra, MD                                                                                        NEuROLOGY
                                             Robert jacobson, MD                                             A.C. juguilon, MD                                                        ORTHOPAEdIC SuRGERY
                                                                                                                                                                                      Blane McCoy, MD


Medical Staff
                                             dEPARTMENT OF SuRGERY                                           GASTROENTEROLOGY
                                             Lawrence Gervasi, MD                                            Mark Modic, MD                                                           VASCuLAR SuRGERY
                                                                                                                                                                                      james Persky, MD
                                                                                                             PSYCHOLOGY
                                                                                                             Abraham Wolf, PhD                                                        OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
                                                                                                             PHYSICAL MEdICINE & REHABILITATION                                       john Dobrowski, MD
                                                                                                             Cynthia Taylor, DO
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ON THE COVER:   Jesse diRando, Md EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN · William Hahn, Jr., Md OBSTETRICIAN/GYNECOLOGIST · Raju Modi, Md CARdIOLOGIST




                                                                IN MEMORIAM
                                                                donn Wolfson, Md
                                                                1951-2009
                                                                Dedicated Vice President of Medical Affairs
                                                                Longtime Director of ICU Services




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