Cleveland Clinic Officials Appoint New President at Euclid Hospital

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March 21, 2012

Cleveland Clinic officials have named Mark Froimson, MD, MBA, as the new president of Euclid Hospital, effective May 1.

Dr. Froimson is an orthopaedic surgeon who has been with Cleveland Clinic for 14 years and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute. He will continue seeing patients and will move his clinical practice to Euclid Hospital.

“Euclid Hospital is well known for its outstanding orthopaedic care and Mark’s leadership will help create some unique synergies there,” said David Bronson, MD, President of Cleveland Clinic Community Hospitals. “Mark has been a leader throughout his career and will help Euclid Hospital continue to be a leader in both patient and employee experience.”

Euclid Hospital is one of the region's leading rehabilitation and orthopedic centers. The Joint Commission recently 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.

“Euclid Hospital’s caregivers have a long history of leading the way in quality improvement, patient access and experience, and best practice identification and sharing,” said Dr. Froimson. “They are poised to serve as a model for high-tech, high-touch care that’s efficiently delivered, and I’m excited about the opportunity to contribute to their success.”

Dr. Froimson is a member of Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Governors and Board of Trustees with terms ending in 2013. He is Director of Quality Improvement for the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute; Quality Review Officer for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; and President Elect of the Medical Staff. He is a two-time recipient of Cleveland Clinic’s Innovator Award; is past President of the Cleveland Orthopaedic Society; and has leadership roles in the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Mid American Orthopaedic Association and the Arthritis Foundation. Before joining Cleveland Clinic, he spent seven years at Mount Sinai Medical Center where he was Director of Orthopaedic Trauma.

Dr. Froimson earned a master’s degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management. He completed fellowships at University Hospitals and Columbia University and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at New York Orthopaedic Hospital at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he was the chief resident. He graduated from Tulane University’s School of Medicine and earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Princeton University.

Currently, Rich Lea leads Euclid Hospital as interim president. Lea has been with the hospital for 33 years and will return to his role as Vice President of Operations.

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