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Cleveland Clinic Officials Appoint New President at Marymount Hospital

January 31, 2012

Cleveland Clinic officials today named Joanne Zeroske as the new president of Marymount Hospital, effective Feb. 6.

Zeroske, a registered nurse with 30 years’ experience at Cleveland Clinic, has served as Euclid Hospital’s president for the last three years. Under Zeroske’s leadership, Euclid Hospital earned recognition as a top performing hospital in The Joint Commission’s new “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” program.

Currently, William D. Keckan leads Marymount Hospital as interim president. Keckan will return to his role as Cleveland Clinic’s Executive Director of System Integration. Rich Lea, Euclid Hospital’s Vice President of Operations, will serve as interim president at Euclid until a new president is appointed. Lea has been with Euclid Hospital for 33 years, including the last 10 leading operations.

“Joanne is a proven leader with a record of helping caregivers reach new heights in quality and patient experience,” said David Bronson, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Community Hospitals. “Marymount Hospital will benefit from Zeroske’s leadership at an important time when it’s expanding in size and services. We greatly appreciate the dedication and stability that Bill has provided Marymount during this transition.”

Marymount Hospital, a Catholic hospital founded in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, is undergoing a 74,000-square-foot surgery renovation and expansion. Due to open in late March, the new space will feature larger operating rooms, a new main entrance and lobby, and a patient-centered environment. Marymount also recently opened a new Older Adult Behavioral Health Unit.

“There are great opportunities that lie ahead for Marymount Hospital, and I’m looking forward to working with the Sisters to continue the hospital’s mission. I’m also excited to return to a community that’s been so good to me,” said Zeroske, who graduated from Garfield Heights High School. “I would like to thank the excellent team at Euclid Hospital and the community for their unwavering support.”

During Zeroske’s tenure, the Joint Commission recognized Euclid Hospital for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures for heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. Euclid Hospital also reached the 90th percentile on several HCAHPS indicators and has the highest employee engagement score in the Cleveland Clinic health system.

“I am impressed with Joanne’s level of experience, track record of success, and her multiple previous connections to the Garfield Heights area and the Marymount campus,” said Sr. Mary Alice Jarosz, a member of the Marymount Hospital Board. “Mostly, I am impressed with the excitement and enthusiasm Joanne expressed about the prospect of becoming the president of the only Catholic hospital within the Cleveland Clinic health system.”

Zeroske began her career at Cleveland Clinic in 1982 as a staff nurse in the cardiology post-operative unit. Her nursing career led her to the operating room and outpatient care. Before joining Euclid Hospital, Zeroske served as Executive Director of Human Resources Operations and Vice President of Regional Human Resources.

Zeroske earned a Master of Business Administration at Lake Erie College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Capital University.

About Marymount Hospital

Marymount Hospital is a 322-bed, acute-care hospital serving communities in southern and southeastern Cuyahoga County with specialties that include behavioral health, cancer care, cardiology, diabetes center, emergency services, neurology, stroke care, urology, vascular surgery and women’s health.

About Euclid Hospital

Euclid Hospital, with 371-licensed beds, offers a complete continuum of care from emergency services to surgery, and is home to one of the region's leading rehabilitation and orthopedic centers.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 18 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 167,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at www.clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at www.twitter.com/ClevelandClinic.

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