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2011-12-06 14:15:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio is among 65 hospitals nationwide to be designated as a "Top Hospital" and leader in quality patient care by The Leapfrog Group. The annual "Top Hospital" designation, which is the most competitive national hospital quality award in the country, recognizes hospitals that deliver the highest quality care by preventing medical errors, reducing mortality for high-risk procedures like heart bypass...

2011-11-14 09:00:00

CLEVELAND and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Lentigen Corporation announced today the initiation of a novel Phase I clinical trial of LG631 gene therapy for the protection of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) from the dose limiting toxicity of chemotherapy with Temodar. Approximately 17,000 Americans are diagnosed with glioblastoma every year and only two percent of them...

2011-11-07 07:24:00

CLEVELAND, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is honored to announce gifts to establish the inaugural Parker Hannifin - Helen Moss Cancer Research Foundation Professorship in Integrative Oncology. This professorship will establish the School of Medicine and its affiliate hospitals as national leaders in teaching, research, and patient care in the field of integrative oncology. The gifts from The Parker Foundation and Helen Moss Cancer...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

SHELTON, Connecticut, October 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT company, Sectra [http://www.sectra.com/medical ] (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: SECT B), announces the signing of a multi-year Master Research Agreement with University Hospitals (UH) in Cleveland. UH and Sectra will collaborate to develop solutions and enhancements in medical imaging with the goals of improving patient care, delivering better healthcare at lower costs, and boosting the efficiency...

2011-10-05 14:01:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced imaging with Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans shows great promise in predicting which patients with inoperable lung cancer have more aggressive tumors and need additional treatment following standard chemotherapy/radiation therapy, according to new research. Mitch Machtay, MD, of the Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and principle investigator for the study, presented the significant data today...

2011-09-06 10:21:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Third Frontier Commission has awarded $2.5 million in research grants to advance the Philips Healthcare Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center, a collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and Philips Healthcare. The research projects are part of $30 million in funding awarded throughout the State of Ohio this week by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission. These latest grants fund two...

2011-07-12 19:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In memory of their daughter, Angie, who died of melanoma at age 14, Char and Chuck Fowler have donated $17 million to establish The Angie Fowler Child & Young Adult Cancer Institute at University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Their daughters and sons-in-law, Chann and Ed Spellman and Holley and Rob Martens join them in making this transformational gift. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110712/CL33727 )...

2011-06-06 05:00:00

CLEVELAND, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Seidman Cancer Center, Northeast Ohio's first and only freestanding cancer hospital, opens to patients on June 6. The ten-story, 150-bed cancer hospital will house the latest cancer-fighting treatments and technology - all in a patient-centered, healing-focused environment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110606/CL13806 ) The $260 million, 375,000-square-foot hospital is named for Jane and Lee Seidman in honor...

2011-05-17 09:07:00

CLEVELAND, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (Rainbow) once again has ranked as one of the best children's hospitals in the country. This year's rankings marks two decades of Rainbow being on this elite list released annually by U.S. News & World Report. For the fourth consecutive year, Rainbow ranked in the Top 5 for the care of newborns by placing #4 in this year's survey. Rainbow also ranked among the top 50 children's...

2011-05-04 06:00:00

CLEVELAND, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) announces the election of Alfred M. Rankin, Jr. as the new Chairman of the UH Board of Directors. Mr. Rankin, who has served on the UH Board of Directors for more than 25 years, is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland-based NACCO Industries Inc. "Al is a lifelong Clevelander who is thoroughly committed to the cultural and economic growth of Northeast Ohio," says Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of UH. "He...