AKRON: Cleveland Clinic today announced that Richard C. Fedorovich, a Cleveland Clinic board member, and his wife, Lisa, have committed $5 million to Cleveland Clinic and Akron General.
Their generous gift will support future priorities and innovations to ensure Cleveland Clinic’s leaders have the resources to remain agile and responsive to community needs in the years to come.
“Rick Fedorovich’s leadership as Akron General board chairman helped bring Akron General and Cleveland Clinic together in 2015,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President and the holder of the Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair. “As a result of this successful integration, we’ve been able to serve more patients in northeast Ohio and develop Akron General as one of the region’s top hospitals.”
U.S. News & World Report ranks Akron General as the No. 7 hospital in the state, and No. 1 in the Akron metropolitan area.
“It has been rewarding to see Akron General expand services and become a leader in quality and safety since joining Cleveland Clinic,” Fedorovich said. “With this donation, Lisa and I hope to support both Cleveland Clinic and Akron General in caring for patients in northeast Ohio for years to come.”
Cleveland Clinic’s investment in Akron General included a new emergency department, which opened in 2018. In recognition of the Fedoroviches’ gift, Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s emergency building will be named in their honor.
“Naming our emergency building in honor of Lisa and Rick is a fitting tribute to one of the key leaders in helping Akron General become a Cleveland Clinic hospital,” said Brian Harte, M.D., President of Akron General. “We are grateful to Rick for his vision, leadership and generosity.”
On the Cleveland campus, the Cole Eye Institute Chairman’s Suite Sitting Room will be named in their honor.
“The care I’ve received at Cole Eye Institute has helped me immensely, and we want to ensure physicians have the resources to continue to innovate and provide the highest quality care for patients,” said Lisa Fedorovich.
Rick serves on the Board of Trustees of Cleveland Clinic and the Akron General Health System Board of Directors, of which he was Chairman from 2003 to 2010. He is executive chairman of the Northeast Ohio-based accounting firm Bober Markey Fedorovich.
Lisa serves on the Board of Trustees of Hathaway Brown School, Hope for Henry (Ohio) and the Musical Arts Association, operating The Cleveland Orchestra, where she is a member of the Chorus. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her career includes two international law firms and McKinsey & Company.