Letter from UH Leadership

Dear Friends,

The history of University Hospitals spans nearly 150 years, and 2012 stands among the greatest. It was a landmark year – one of milestones and momentum in pursuit of the finest in patient-centered care.

The milestones were memorable and many. Among 2012’s first was the $50 million gift from the Harrington family – the largest ever to UH – to establish the Harrington Discovery Institute at UH Case Medical Center. Rounding out the year in 2012 was the achievement on Dec. 12 of our $1 billion goal for Discover the Difference: The Campaign for University Hospitals, thanks to a $32.5 million gift from the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation.

These bookend milestones also epitomize new momentum for our health system, our patients and our future. The Harrington initiative will advance drug discovery for generations. And UH will meet even more of tomorrow’s needs for advanced care by raising our development campaign target to $1.5 billion.

In between these two great milestones, 2012 brought many other momentous achievements. Among them:

  • UH Case Medical Center earned one of health care’s highest honors: the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize as the nation’s top hospital for leadership and innovation in care quality and safety.
  • UH Case Medical Center ranked among the nation’s 50 best hospitals in every methodological specialty in the U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings. Only 3 percent of 4,800 hospitals reviewed ranked in even one category. Only UH and 12 others ranked in all 12 disciplines.
  • UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in every one of the 10 pediatric specialties in U.S.News & World Report’s ranking of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”
  • UH solidified its reputation as a national leader in health care reform by establishing two new federally endorsed Accountable Care Organizations – innovative patient-service models for a new era of integrated, value-driven care.
  • Our community-benefit contributions in 2012 pushed our total for the past five years beyond $1.2 billion.

We invite you to continue to share in our achievements and advances in 2013 and beyond as we strive together to fulfill our mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover.

Alfred M. Rankin Jr.
Chairman, Board of Directors
University Hospitals

Thomas F. Zenty III
Chief Executive Officer
University Hospitals