Stories of Hope

A Legacy of Community-Based Care

UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute interventional cardiologist and Ravenna native A. Roger Tsai, MD, has devoted his career to caring for the patients of UH Portage Medical Center. His service extends a family legacy that began with his...

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...

Cutler Family Gives $15 million to Transform Men's Health Care

Health care statistics for men are bleak: less than 50 percent have a primary care provider, their life expectancy is seven years less than women, fewer than half the men suffering from depression seek treatment and men have higher death rates...

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...

Family Supports Music Therapy Program

Ethnomusicologists Drs. Terry and Sara Miller have spent decades focused on their love of and the importance of music. When they learned that UH’s music therapy program is internationally recognized as one of the best by the American Cancer...

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...

Maltby’s $1.125 Million Gift Promotes Breast Health and Cancer Care at UH

Like so many families, Don and Nancy Maltby have been greatly impacted by cancer. Both lost their mothers to the disease and Nancy is a breast cancer survivor. “We were very impressed with UH Seidman Cancer Center,” said Nancy, a longtime interior...

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...

Record $34.5 Million Gift from Rainbow Foundation Supports Patient Care

Largest gift in University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s history On Thanksgiving Day in 1887, a group of Cleveland women formed the “Circle of Kings Daughters” to raise funds to provide a healthy place for children to recover from illness....

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...

Successful Kidney Transplant a Family Affair

Growing up, Walter Boykins was close to his older brother, Chris Morgan, despite their ten year age difference. “My father died when I was in seventh grade. He never got to see me play, but Chris got to witness me,” Walter says. “He's kind of...

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...

Turning to University Hospitals for Trauma Care

“A lot of places have really good trauma care, but for the best you go to UH.” Gretchen Levy Gretchen Levy can’t count how many times she has stopped to check the mail while pulling into her driveway. But she can tell you that the last time...

Wesley Family donates $10 million to UH Seidman Cancer Center

In honor of a transformational $10 million gift from Kimberly and Joseph Wesley, University Hospitals is establishing the Wesley Center for Immunotherapy at UH Seidman Cancer Center. This generous gift will further enable physician-scientists to...

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