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No longer “Case” Medical Center

No longer “Case” Medical Center

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

University Hospitals (UH) and the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine have always shared a strong bond. Its intimate partnership is apparent if you have ever walked down Euclid Avenue or Adelbert Road and saw the campus these two organizations shared. However the nature of this rela...

University Hospitals tests the patience of its patients

Shivalika Keni, Contributing Reporter

October 7, 2016


Filed under News

One of the best things about living at Case Western Reserve University—and University Circle in general—is the access to the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals (UH). These hospitals are accessible to students and members of the Cleveland community for research, internships, career opportuniti...

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

A day in the life of Doctor Doomsday

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

April 7, 2016


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

The doomsday doctor is average height, with short, buzzed hair and medium blue scrubs he can’t stop untying and retying. His wristwatch uses military time. He has a cold, and he keeps blowing his nose; his trash can is more than two-thirds full with tissues already, and he’s only been at his shift...

Macdonald Women’s Hospital holds dedication for new statue

Macdonald Women’s Hospital holds dedication for new statue

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Cloudless skies and a bright sun set the scene for a crowd of people gathered around a statue in front of Macdonald Women’s Hospital. On Oct. 26, approximately 40 people came out for the dedication of the new statue, “Where Hope is Born,” erected to welcome patients and families into the hospital. The...

Inside University Hospitals’ live televised brain surgery

Inside University Hospitals’ live televised brain surgery

Srivatsan Uchani, Contributing Reporter

October 30, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

On Oct. 25, television cameras recorded an operating room in University Hospitals (UH) as a surgical team consisting of two neurosurgeons, a neurologist and half a dozen nurses prepared to perform the first ever live brain surgery on Greg Grindley, who suffered from Parkinson's disease. The surgery was...

Live brain surgery to be performed at University Hospitals

Live brain surgery to be performed at University Hospitals

Srivatsan Uchani, Contributing Reporter

October 22, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

On Oct. 25, Greg Grindley will be wheeled into a sterile room in University Hospitals (UH), surrounded by doctors, nurses and cameras. He will remain fully conscious as the team of doctors operate on his brain, the cameras capturing every moment of it for broadcast on the National Geographic Channel....

New statue guides patients to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital

New statue guides patients to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital

Makela Hayford, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

The team that created Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital’s iconic statue, “Where Dreams Come True,” is at it again. Recently a new statue, “Where Hope is Born” has been erected nearby to welcome patients and their families to the MacDonald Women’s Hospital. The piece is a collaboration...

Grow your own virus

Grow your own virus

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

April 9, 2015


Filed under News, Spotlight On: Research

Somewhere in the University Hospitals Case Medical Center is a room that contains a group of large refrigerators. These are specialized refrigerators called incubators. They carefully control the humidity, temperature and makeup of the air inside them. If any of the controls falter, an alarm blares....

Medical professionals work to improve food options in US hospitals

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

With the growing obesity epidemic that has plagued the United States, medical professionals are protesting the presence of junk food options in hospitals. Large fast food companies, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Chick-Fil-A, have contracts with many hospitals across the nation. In one example,...

Life support

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

The Supporting Engagement and Resilience (SUPER) Coach program at University Hospitals provides a unique experience for its volunteers. Founded in 2013 by Dr. Nicholas Cohen, the program’s primary purpose is to help participating patients improve their health through motivational coaching. The...

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