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July 12, 2017/News Releases

Cleveland Clinic Names New President of Medina Hospital

Richard Shewbridge, M.D., brings 20 years of experience at Medina Hospital to the role

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MEDINA: Cleveland Clinic today has named Richard Shewbridge, M.D., FACP, as the new President of Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, effective July 17.

Dr. Shewbridge has served as Vice President of Medical Operations at Medina Hospital since 2011. An endocrinologist, Dr. Shewbridge has been affiliated with Medina since 1996.

Richard Shewbridge, M.D., FACP, president of Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

“Dr. Shewbridge has been a strong leader at Cleveland Clinic and Medina Hospital for several years,” said J. Stephen Jones, M.D., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals and Family Health Centers. “His clinical and operational experience will serve the organization well as he assumes the role of Medina Hospital president. With an unrelenting focus on creating a highly reliable experience for our patients, Dr. Shewbridge will work to enhance clinical quality and continue the growth and success of Medina Hospital.”

Dr. Shewbridge serves on the Medina Hospital Board of Directors as a trustee. He is active in the Medina community with Healthy Strides, in addition to other outreach initiatives. He was involved in the Medina County Medical Society and the Medina City Schools Foundation Board.

“Leading Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, I look forward to working with community members, physicians, and all caregivers as we strive to provide the best and most efficient care to our patients,” said Dr. Shewbridge. “Working together, I am confident that we will continue to drive success here. I am excited for this opportunity to impact the health of our Medina County communities in a positive way.”

A graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Shewbridge received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency training in internal medicine at the United States Air Force Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi. He completed a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at USAF Medical Center Wilford Hall at the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Dr. Shewbridge served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps from 1988-96. He has been an Assistant Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio, since 1998. He joined Cleveland Clinic’s staff in 2010.

Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital

On a national level, Dr. Shewbridge is a member of the steering committee of the National Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute at Tradition in Biloxi, Miss., an affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute.

Vicky Snyder, who served as interim president at Medina Hospital for the last few months, will return to her role as the hospital’s chief operating officer.

Dr. Shewbridge and his wife, Sally, have lived in Medina since 1996. They have three adult children.

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