Cleveland Clinic Akron General to Open COVID-19 Testing Site in Akron

Akron: Cleveland Clinic Akron General will open a COVID-19 testing location in downtown Akron in mid-June with assistance from the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund. United Way of Summit County will provide additional support to families and individuals at the testing site. “Cleveland Clinic Akron General has been working closely with United Way, … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Launches Campaign for Northeast Ohio Community to Help in COVID-19 Response

In response to the Northeast Ohio community’s generous requests to provide assistance during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Cleveland Clinic is launching a COVID-19 Community Response Campaign. “During challenging times like these, we see the good in people shine through,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “We are exceedingly grateful that … Read More

Sisters of Charity Health System Signs Letter of Intent for Mercy Medical Center to Join Cleveland Clinic

CANTON, Ohio – Cleveland Clinic and the Sisters of Charity Health System today signed a non-binding letter of intent to explore Mercy Medical Center becoming a full member of the Cleveland Clinic health system while maintaining its Catholic identity through sponsorship by the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine. The Sisters of Charity Health System, … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Designated a Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center

AKRON, Ohio: Cleveland Clinic Akron General has been certified as an Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, an important validation of the quality care it provides for stroke patients. “Our capabilities in advanced thrombectomy and the time-sensitive care we provide here in Akron undoubtedly have made a major impact for patients,” said James … Read More

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Expands Resident Education Program

AKRON: Cleveland Clinic Akron General is expanding its resident education program and will be welcoming 56 new residents into its program on July 1, eight more than in previous years. “We are pleased to be growing our already-robust graduate medical education program,” said Titus Sheers, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., chairman of medical education and research at … Read More

Breastfeeding Rates Increase When Newborn Baths Delayed

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay. The paper … Read More