Profiles

Women Physician Leaders: Northeast Ohio Hospitals Boast Gender Diversity

A study released late in 2018 by the Women’s Network of Northeast Ohio found that in the region, women are underrepresented in senior leadership roles.

The report, “Women’s Network Gender Equity and Female Leadership Research Study,” was commissioned two years ago to discover...


Hospital Headlines: Organizational and Leadership Growth and Advancements

Summa Health Launches Indoor Navigation App

Summa Health is the first hospital system in Northeast Ohio to provide a mobile indoor navigation system to patients and visitors of its downtown Akron campus. In partnership with LogicJunction, a technology firm located in Beachwood, Ohio, the...


Expanding Endocrinology in Northeast Ohio

It was a book about hormones that Michael Koren, MD, read as a teenager that first piqued his interest in endocrinology. He was intrigued with how minute amounts of chemicals have tremendous impact on the human body — determining how tall or short, obese or thin, or even how happy or depressed a...


Paul R. Fleissner, Jr., MD: On the Cutting Edge of Cartilage Repair

When pediatric orthopedist Paul R. Fleissner isn’t seeing patients at Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, he is looking for innovative ideas that will improve his treatments and results. So when he learned about a new device — the Reveille® Cartilage Processor — that enabled 1-stage, instead of...


Gregory M. Beddell, MD: Plastic/Reconstructive Surgeon Joins WRHP

Plastic surgery is not just about cosmesis. It’s mostly about construction and reconstruction and improving people’s lives. Just ask Gregory M. Beddell, MD. Dr. Beddell is a board-certified general surgeon and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon who specializes in head and neck surgery and...


Unity Health Network Adds Rheumatology Division

As America’s population continues to age, there’s more need than ever for increased access to diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Consider that approximately 50 million Americans, or one in five adults, suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or other autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected, with some estimates indicating that 75 percent of those affected — some 37 million people — are female.


Local Doc In National News

Dr. Simon has been awarded the 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award–Basic Domain by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in honor of his contributions to cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Simon, who is President of University Hospital’s (UH) Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, was recognized for his achievements on April 4, during the ACC’s 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago.


Co-owned Real Estate

In today’s environment, you don’t know whether the equity markets are going up or down, money in your bank account is earning nothing, and you want to diversify your investments. A friend or a relative comes to you and suggests pooling your money together to buy a rental property. You are going to pay cash for the place so, without a monthly mortgage payment, the rent should generate a nice return on your investment after paying for property taxes, insurance and maintenance. Sounds great, doesn’t it?


LifeCare Medical Services: Going the Extra Mile

Go the extra mile. That’s the mission for all service-based businesses. For LifeCare Medical Services, it’s a way of life.


Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, CEO U.S. Acute Care Solutions: Patient-centered, Physician-owned

Servant’s heart, owner’s mind and a passion to make a difference. This has been the recipe for success for Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, and the company he co-founded more than 20 years ago — Emergency Medicine Physicians (EMP). It’s also the foundation for U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS), a new company he launched last year.