Parma General Hospital

Free Physician Talk On Managing Chronic Sinusitis

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:15 AM, 09.01.2015

UH Parma Hosts 5K On August 22

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:57 PM, 08.02.2015

Veteran OB/GYN Joins UH Parma Medical Center

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:58 PM, 08.02.2015

New Plastic Surgeon At UH Parma Medical Center

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:58 PM, 08.02.2015

Cancer Survivor Speaks Universal Language

Ukrainian immigrant Stepha Lyuta firmly believes that coming to the United States – and finding University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center – saved her life.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 AM, 07.01.2015

Farmers' Markets Held At UH Parma June 30-Sept. 15

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 AM, 07.01.2015

Spiritual Care Volunteers Needed At Hospital

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:35 AM, 07.01.2015

#PatientsFirst

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:35 AM, 07.01.2015

Parma, Parma Heights Police Departments Train To Administer Overdose-Reversing Drug

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).

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 8:19 AM, 06.01.2015

Hospital Auxiliary Holds Garage Sale On June 19

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 8:19 AM, 06.01.2015

Walk On Wednesdays Through June 3

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Heroic Hiker Raises $10,000 For Parkinson's Research

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Stroke Screening, Neurologist Talk On May 14

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Parkinson's Patient Embarks On 2,183-Mile Hike To Benefit Parkinson's Research

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 11:29 AM, 04.01.2015

Cancer Survivors Honored At March 6 Hockey Game

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

Lifelong Health: Keeping Older Adults Safe, Thriving

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

New Fitness Classes Start March 2 At UH Parma Health Education Center

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. 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

UH Parma To Train Medical Residents

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.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

UH Parma's Home Health Named To Nation's HomeCare Elite™

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.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

UH Neurological Institute Expands To Parma

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.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

Sparkle, Cheer In The Gift Shop

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. 

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 10:45 AM, 11.03.2014

Woman Up - Get Your Mammogram!

Ladies: It's time to take control of your health. Woman Up to prevent and beat breast cancer. Women 40 and older should receive an annual mammogram, according to Sherry Hillier, MD, a radiologist at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Dr. Hillier also advocates for the added specificity of tomosynthesis, an advanced 3-D digital imaging for early detection of breast cancer. UH was the first health care provider in Northern Ohio to offer tomosynthesis. This technology is available locally at UH Parma Medical Center's Outpatient Center.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.09.2014

Classes, Vaccine Clinics Scheduled At UH Parma's Health Education Center

Registration starts now! Classes, programs, vaccine clinics, and more are offered for all ages and ability levels at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center's Health Education Center, 7300 State Road. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical as well as emotional and mental health. Whether it’s getting fit, relieving stress, educating children, learning CPR, or sampling a new hobby, there’s something for everyone in the family. 

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:24 AM, 10.02.2014

A Morning Of Inspiration With Nationally Renowned Music Therapist

Enjoy an interactive, musical morning with Deforia Lane, PhD, renowned director of University Hospitals’ nationally recognized Music Therapy Program
, at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 25th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, October 16.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 10:32 AM, 10.09.2014

Free Foot Screening

If you have a wound that won't heal, look to the Wound Center at UH Parma Medical Center for care. On Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m., UH Parma Medical Center hosts a free foot screening and informational program on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This special therapy delivers 100 percent oxygen to help heal diabetic foot and leg ulcers, bone infections, and side effects of radiation treatment from head and neck cancer. Call the Wound Center at 440-743-4774 to register. Free diabetic socks to the first 20 people who register.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 1:58 PM, 09.25.2014

Nancy Tinsley Appointed New President Of UH Parma Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) has appointed Nancy M. Tinsley, RN, MBA, FACHE, as President of UH Parma Medical Center.  Ms. Tinsley is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in health care operations, most recently serving as Vice President of Institute Clinical Operations at UH Case Medical Center. Her appointment as President is effective Aug. 25.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 4:27 PM, 09.01.2014

University Hospitals Provides $300,000 To The Parma Hospital Foundation For Distribution To The Hospital’s Founding Cities

Underscoring its commitment to the health and wellness of the communities it serves, University Hospitals will provide $300,000 in grant funding to support wellness initiatives in University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s six founding communities. The funds will be given to the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation, which will distribute $50,000 grants to each of the cities of Parma, Parma Heights, North Royalton, Seven Hills, Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights. 

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:24 AM, 08.01.2014

Hospital 5K Set For August 23

Register now to participate in UH Parma Medical Center’s 5K Run & One-Mile Walk on Saturday, Aug. 23, beginning at UH Parma's Medical Arts Center 4, 6115 Powers Blvd., Parma. Preregistration is $20 and guarantees each runner a tri-blend style T-shirt. Registration on race day is $25 and begins at 7:30 a.m. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers by age, in categories from 14 & under to 65 & over (group for every five years of age). And new this year: Top Masters male and female awards. Runners will have chip timing, and the unique, scenic course winds through residential areas and Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course. Proceeds benefit community wellness activities. For details and registration, go to http://www.parmahospital.org/UHParma5KRace/

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Volume 6, Issue 8, Posted 10:23 AM, 08.01.2014

UH Plans New ED, Health Center In Broadview Heights

University Hospitals plans to break ground on a $28 million state-of-the-art outpatient health center and freestanding emergency department in Broadview Heights later this year with a projected completion date in fall of 2016. The proposed 52,000-square-foot ambulatory health center and freestanding emergency department will sit on more than six acres of land highly visible from I-77 and easily accessed from the Route 82 interchange.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 11:23 AM, 07.01.2014

Volunteers Needed To Tend To Patients' Spiritual Needs

Recruiting is underway for volunteers to address the spiritual needs of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center patients and families. Now in their 20th year at UH Parma Medical Center, 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.

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Volume 6, Issue 7, Posted 11:22 AM, 07.01.2014

Parma Doctor Named Ohio Family Physician Of The Year

A longtime member of the University Hospitals Parma Medical Center medical staff has been honored as Family Physician of the Year. The award was presented to Manuel P. Saridakis, DO, by the Ohio State Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) at its annual symposium, attended by more than 300 physicians.

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Volume 6, Issue 6, Posted 10:33 PM, 06.03.2014