Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Winter 2019

ACMC Pulse  • 3 WHEN I VISITED Ashtabula County Medical Center earlier this year, I congratulated caregivers for the spectacular work they do each day. This hospital is a critical part of healthcare in northeast Ohio. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the affiliation between Cleveland Clinic and ACMC. I applaud the hospital leaders of the 1990s who had the foresight to develop the relationship that improved local access to world-class healthcare. The more than 1,500 caregivers of ACMC Healthcare System exemplify the concept that we are a partnership that puts patients first. In 1994, Cleveland Clinic had eight regional hospitals. Today, we are a worldwide provider of healthcare, with our main campus and 11 regional hospitals in northeastern Ohio. We also have facilities in Florida, Nevada, Toronto, and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). In 2021, we will be opening a new facility in London. Patients first and always Cleveland Clinic is proud of its affiliation with ACMC Healthcare System Hospital news There were fewer than 20 full-time physicians at ACMC. More than 80 ACMC and Cleveland Clinic providers see patients daily in the hospital or on an outpatient basis. A powerful team Across our 25-year relationship with ACMC, Cleveland Clinic has expanded its Ashtabula County services to include more than a dozen physicians in cancer care, cardiology, high-risk obstetrics, orthopaedics, urology and several pediatric specialties. We are a powerful team of caregivers focused caring for patients, caring for each other, caring for the organization and caring for our communities. Our combined efforts have positioned ACMC as having the largest network of providers in Ashtabula County. That sets ACMC apart and highlights the ACMC difference. What do the next 25 years hold for ACMC and Cleveland Clinic? You will see even better access to specialists—whether you see them at one of ACMC’s locations or virtually via your computer or smartphone. Finally, I know ACMC Healthcare System could not have experienced the growth it has seen without strong community support. I join with the caregivers at ACMC Healthcare System in saying thank you to the community. You are the reason we provide healthcare in northeastern Ohio. Cleveland Clinic’s goal is to provide the best healthcare anywhere. ACMC’s relationship with Cleveland Clinic is an integral part of achieving that goal. We are a powerful team of caregivers focused on how we care for patients, care for each other, care for the organization and care for our communities. —Edmund Sabanegh, MD, President, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and Regional Hospitals 1994 TODAY Expanding access to world-class care