The paramedic education program that has trained more than 1,700 of the region’s paramedics over the past 32 years is now nationally accredited.
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Monique and Jamaal Chavers’ best wedding present arrived alert and crying at 10:07 p.m. on Jan. 27. Wrapped in a pink and blue blanket in the maternity center of UH Parma Medical Center, their precious gift weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.
Emily Vance started working toward her master’s degree in nursing in February, just two months after finishing her BSN. This steady climb up the career ladder for this UH Parma Medical Center RN is fueled by University Hospital’s generous tuition reimbursement – and a love for a profession where every interaction counts.
Join your neighborhood experts at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center for a “Heart to Heart” day in honor of your health on Thursday, Feb. 11. This free event at the Holiday Inn, Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Road, Independence, presents premier physicians from UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute in an evening that puts your heart front and center. Enjoy heart-healthy red wine and appetizers while learning valuable information from physician presenters and an interactive panel discussion.
They met in the waiting room: two seniors with retooled hearts and a 39-year-old man with a new one.
Start the new year with a commitment to mindful eating and healthy living by attending a free physician talk at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center on Wednesday, Jan. 13. In a talk from 6-7:30 p.m., Bradley Banko, MD will cover weight management, healthy eating and the toll that failing to become mindful can take on your overall health.
Patients at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center and UH Wellpointe Health Center in Broadview Heights may know Tony Marini as the kind-hearted nuclear medicine and MRI technologist who calms fears during difficult days. Staff may know him as the guy who runs the popular basket raffle to fund a scholarship for students seeking a career in his chosen profession. Yet others know Marini as the author of Pennie, the Christmas Pickle, a fun-filled holiday book about the little-known tradition of hiding the pickle ornament in the Christmas tree. Through basket raffles and generous personal and private donations, Marini has raised enough money in just four years to create the endowed UH Parma Radiology Educational Scholarship Fund. He expects to award the first scholarships in 2016 to college students pursuing radiology careers.
Never underestimate the importance of a routine physical.
Patients long familiar with University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s outstanding cardiovascular capabilities now have access to the larger network of UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, with more than 20 locations across Northeast Ohio.
Heart failure doesn’t mean you’ve run out of options… even in your late 80s. Helen Miller, a patient of University Hospitals, turned a diagnosis of heart failure into a success.
Learn why good sleep is necessary for optimal health in a free physician talk by neurologist John Andrefsky, MD, at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The free talk will be held in the Auditorium from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Start your holiday shopping early at the Parma Hospital Auxiliary’s Gallery of Gifts, their biggest fundraiser of the year. The arts and fine crafts show takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.
Attention women: Focus on your own health so you can be healthy and strong for your family at a fun, informative morning retreat presented by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. The free Women’s Health Expo, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Embassy Suites in Independence, is an opportunity for women to find answers to all those questions you were afraid to ask.
UH Parma Medical Center is collaborating with the North Royalton Family YMCA to present a six-week adult wellness challenge. Structured as a walking program preceded by a brief informative talk by a hospital or community health expert, “Mindful in Motion” is kicked off by a comprehensive initial health assessment to give each participant a baseline of their health status.
Betsy Garratt, DO, a specialist in neuromuscular disorders, joins John Andrefsky, MD, in the growing UH Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Dr. Garratt will see patients at offices in Suite 204 in Medical Arts Center 4 on the UH Parma Medical Center campus, as well as in the new UH Independence Health Center. She will be performing electromyography (EMG) procedures – a diagnostic tool for identifying neuromuscular diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) – at UH Parma Medical Center.
Generations of Cleveland’s neediest residents have received sustenance, skills, and hope from The City Mission. At University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 26th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, October 15, hear how the mission that began in an abandoned Superior Avenue saloon more than a century ago has become one of Cleveland’s oldest and most vibrant non-profit organizations.
Steve Hunyadi, MD, an ENT specialist at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, will discuss the diagnosis and management of chronic sinus diseases and both medical and surgical treatments. The talk will take place in UH Parma Medical Center’s auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 440-743-4932 to register.
More than 50 percent of people with peripheral arterial disease have no signs or symptoms. Are you at risk?
Take a late summer morning run through Ridgewood Golf Course and the mostly flat adjacent residential neighborhoods at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 5K and One Mile Walk for Wellness on Saturday, Aug. 22.
Steven Galun, MD, FACOG, a veteran Obstetrician/Gynecologist, has joined the medical staff of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. The former Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Marymount Hospital brings a large, established practice with him to his new office in Medical Arts Center 4, Suite 306. In addition to obstetrics, the board-certified OB/GYN focuses on minimally invasive surgery and alternatives to hysterectomy.
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center welcomes William F. Schleicher, MS, MD, a plastic surgeon in practice with Vasu Pandrangi, MD. In addition to general plastic surgery, Dr. Schleicher specializes in reconstructive breast surgery, surgical and injectable facial rejuvenation, and aesthetic surgery of the breast and body.
Ukrainian immigrant Stepha Lyuta firmly believes that coming to the United States – and finding University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center – saved her life.
PARMA – Farm-fresh produce and local specialties come to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center later this month with the return of Farmers' Markets. The market will take place under the covered patio outside the hospital’s main entrance every Tuesday from June 30 - Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Recruiting is underway for volunteers to address the spiritual needs of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center patients and families. Spiritual care aides work in the Emergency Department and the Surgery Waiting Room, providing comfort to patients and their families. They also visit patients in their rooms, provide directions and information to visitors, and stand in for clergy when the family’s priest or minister is unavailable.
With the King v. Burwell decision quickly approaching, our goal will remain to protect families and patients no matter the outcome. The Supreme Court is poised to rule on the legality of Obamacare’s exchange subsidies. The President’s health care law states that some individuals who receive health insurance through state-run exchanges are eligible to receive subsidies in order to make the plans affordable. There is no mention in the law, however, as to whether individuals in federally-run exchanges can receive these subsidies. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has interpreted the law to allow the federal government to offer subsides to individuals who reside in states that did not choose to create a state-run exchange. If the Supreme Court finds that the federal government is not legally authorized to offer these subsidies, health insurance costs will increase for millions of Americans.
The latest lifesaving weapon in the arsenal of area police departments is deployed with a small atomizer, courtesy of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. UH Parma Medical Center’s EMS Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute is training police officers from Parma and Parma Heights to administer Nasal Narcan, a powerful pharmaceutical drug that reverses the effects of heroin and other opioids in minutes. Each officer and sergeant who patrols in these cities will be armed with Narcan, following passage of Ohio House Bill 170 last year that permits police officers and lay people to administer the opioid-reversing drug naloxone (commonly known as Narcan).
The Parma Hospital Auxiliary will hold a garage sale on June 19 to benefit patient care. The sale, held in the covered patio area outside the main entrance of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the public can reserve tables for $30 each and keep their own profits. Call the Auxiliary Office at 440-743-2372 for more information. Participants are responsible for set-up, pricing, take-down and staffing their tables.
Get off the couch and out on the trail with Walk on Wednesdays, a series of informal fitness walks sponsored by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center at James Day Park in Parma from April 29 – June 3.
The retired nurse who embarked on a hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s disease completed 200 challenging miles and reached altitudes of more than 6,000 feet before suspending his trek due to complications from the disease.
Consistent, high-quality care of stroke patients earned University Hospitals Parma Medical Center the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
A University Hospital’s nurse who retired March 20 is headed on a mission: a 2,183-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Delivered a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2012, Brian Butler RN chose to retire from his job in the Electrophysiology Lab at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and to fulfill his lifelong dream of completing a six-month trek along this scenic trail through 14 eastern U.S. states. He began on March 25 in Springer Mt., GA.
Colorectal cancer is 90 percent curable when detected early. So, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, UH Digestive Health Institute and UH Seidman Cancer Center encourages everyone over the age of 50 to be screened.
To honor cancer survivors and encourage women to get mammograms, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is sponsoring Think Pink Night at the March 6 Lake Erie Monsters hockey game at Quicken Loans Arena. Survivors and their physicians and nurses will be saluted, participating in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the 7:30 p.m. game and a post-game skate with Monsters’ players.
The full-service ElderCenter at University Hospital’s Parma Medical Center gives meaning to each day for adults of all ages and abilities. With participants from ages 44 to 103, days are tailored to each individual’s needs. Nurses with decades of experience administer medication, an activities coordinator organizes music, crafts and reminiscence sessions, and the manager is on a first-name basis with every participant and their family members.
As a part of its commitment to supporting a healthier community, UH Parma Medical Center’s Health Education Center provides a variety of opportunities for total wellness. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical, emotional and mental health and are for all ages and ability levels.
Four years ago on Jan. 13, an elderly couple froze to death in a Maryland field, lost on their way to visit one of their three children. Today, a nurse at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center was recognized with an award in their memory aimed at preventing similar tragedies.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is establishing a medical residency program at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center to train future primary care physicians.
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
Patients in the southwest and central suburbs of Cuyahoga County now have access not only to the Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, but the extensive services of the University Hospitals Neurological Institute – ranked among the best neurology/neurosurgery programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Santa’s Elves have been busy in the Gift Shop at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center putting out all kinds of wonderful holiday merchandise. This year's finds include a selection of items from the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” snowmen, ornaments, nativity sets, winter accessories, and more holiday décor.