Stories of Hope

A United Effort for Cystic Fibrosis

They say it takes a village to raise a child. For Mary Ann and Tom Halfhill, that phrase took on a new meaning when their first grandson, Charlie, arrived in 2011. Born with cystic fibrosis, Charlie immediately underwent surgery to correct a type...

Endowment Fund Helps High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

Bill Herzog and his sister, Charlotte, carry a mutated BRCA gene – the most common indicator of hereditary breast cancer. As parents, they know they passed that gene on to their children, elevating the risk that they or their own children will...

Envisioning the Emergency Care of Tomorrow

Mary and Dr. Rustom Khouri, longtime supporters of University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, recently committed $3 million to support renovations at the hospital’s emergency department which, in recognition of their gift, will be renamed the...

Growing the Pet Pals Program at University Hospitals

Marion Risman had a special empathy for people in need and a way of making those around her feel better. When her son Rob learned about the Pet Pals program at UH, he knew a gift to help grow the vital program would honor his late mother’s love...

Hambrick Family Gift Establishes First Cardiac Recovery Center in Region

Expands care provided by UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute Every year, approximately one million Americans suffer from a heart attack which can lead to cardiogenic shock. Without immediate treatment, patients in cardiogenic shock have a...

Minoff Family Makes Visionary Gift to University Hospitals

In recognition of the Minoff family’s significant donation, University Hospitals will rename UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center to UH Minoff Health Center at Chagrin Highlands. UH Minoff Health Center is the system’s busiest and most prominent...

Preventing Breast Cancer at UH Seidman Cancer Center

Cleveland Heights native Ebonee Woods-Hughes was rightfully concerned when breast cancer began to strike a number of women in her family. “First my mother, then my sister and my cousin were diagnosed,” Ebonee shared. “I realized it wasn’t a matter...

Roe Green Gives University Hospitals $14 million for Global Health

Visionary Gift Expands Outreach and Education Northeast Ohio philanthropist and avid world traveler Roe Green generously donated $14 million to expand University Hospitals’ global health efforts. The Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine & Global...

Supporting Families in our Community

Nearly a decade ago, a tour of University Hospitals moved Flo Goodman and her late husband, Bob, to make a philanthropic commitment to the hospital’s future. “After talking with several UH doctors about their specialties, there were so many areas...

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