2020 Cleveland Heritage Medal Recipients Honored with Tribute Video
Cleveland – The Cleveland Heritage Medal Tribute Video debuted this morning on heritagemedal.com honoring the 2020 honorees:
• Jeanette Grasselli Brown, Retired Analytical Chemist and Director of Corporate Research, BP America; Former Chair, Ohio Board of Regents
• Bracy E. Lewis, Retired Senior Vice President, Bank One
• A. Malachi Mixon III, Retired Chairman and CEO, Invacare Corporation
The Tribute Video was created to replace the Cleveland Heritage Medal Presentation Dinner at the Cleveland City Hall Grand Rotunda. The event, which was to have been held on November 17, was canceled in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Each honoree has received a personal delivery of the medal and Tribute Book.
The Cleveland Heritage Medal was established in 2016 as the highest civilian award in Greater Cleveland. Modeled after the Presidential Medal of Freedom, it recognizes those who have made meritorious contributions to the welfare and development of Cleveland and its citizens and who, as role models, represent the core values of service to others, teamwork, courage, respect, and inclusion and diversity.
Previous recipients are as follows:
2016 - Morton L. Mandel, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Sandra Pianalto, Richard W. Pogue, Sen. George V. Voinovich
2017 - Albert B. Ratner, Carole F. Hoover, Michael R. White, Samuel H. Miller
2018 - Toby Cosgrove, M.D., Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D., Steven A. Minter, Robert D. Gries
2019 - Thomas W. Adler, Art J. Falco, Robert P. Madison, FAIA, Barbara S. Robinson
The 2020 Cleveland Heritage Medal Committee Chairs are Akram Boutros, M.D., FACHE, President and CEO, The MetroHealth System; Alex Johnson, Ph.D., President of Cuyahoga Community College; and Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. The Committee is made up of a diverse group of more than 30 community and corporate leaders.
More information about the Cleveland Heritage Medal can be found at https://heritagemedal.com/
About the City of Cleveland
The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at city.cleveland.oh.us, Twitter at @cityofcleveland or Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland.
About Cuyahoga Community College
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C ®) opened in 1963 as Ohio's first community college and remains Ohio's oldest and largest public community college. Over the past half century, Tri-C has provided high quality, affordable education and programs to more than 900,000 members of our community while successfully feeding job growth in Northeast Ohio. The College ranks first in Ohio and among the top institutions in the nation in conferring associate degrees. For more information, visit tri-c.edu.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.