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MetroHealth Foundation Names New Executive Committee

The MetroHealth Foundation is pleased to announce the Foundation’s new Executive Committee for 2018-2019.

  • Brian M. O’Neill, Partner, Tucker Ellis, LLP – Chair
  • Joey Arnold, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Swagelock Company – Vice Chair, Audit
  • Linda L. Bluso, Founder and CEO, Adaptive Knowledge Institute – Vice Chair, Governance
  • James Cahoon, Community Leader – Vice Chair, Outreach
  • Lee Ann Howard, Founder, Howard & O’Brien Associated – Vice Chair, Nominating and Board Development
  • Rob Soroka, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank – Treasurer and Vice Chair, Finance and Investment

The executive committee members were elected during the Foundation’s annual meeting, held May 31.

Mr. O’Neill has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2009. He is chair of the Business Department of the law firm of Tucker Ellis, LLP., which comprises all of the firm’s business and transactional lawyers. He joined the firm in 2012.

His practice focuses on representing public and private companies and private equity funds in structuring and negotiating corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, management buyouts, joint ventures, and going-private transactions. He also advises on structuring corporate transactions and corporate governance matters.

Previously Mr. O’Neill was a partner at Ulmer & Berne, LLP, where he served on the firm’s management committee and as chair of the firm’s business department. He also was a partner at McDonald Hopkins Burke & Haber Co., LPA, where he served on the firm’s management committee and headed the firm’s banking practice.

Mr. O’Neill is a graduate of Ohio State University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

About the MetroHealth System

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.

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