Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital was founded in 1949 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis and has been blending compassionate patient care with exceptional medical expertise and advanced technology. Marymount Hospital is a 315-registered bed acute care hospital, serving communities in southern and southeastern Cuyahoga County. The 26-acre hospital campus includes a medical office building, a behavioral health center, the Critical Care Tower and a state-of-the-art Surgery Center.

Marymount Hospital's Emergency Department provides a convenient location with advanced technology and a wide range of medical expertise. The Emergency Department is located near the hospital's Intensive Care Unit for safe and rapid patient transfer, if necessary. The Intensive Care Unit at Marymount Hospital provides the highest quality care 24/7, for patients ranging from acute to critically ill. Other features of the Emergency Department include a patient-centered circular design, board-certified staff available 24/7, and the facility is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission for Hospital Accreditation.

Contacting Marymount Hospital Medical Direction Staff

Communication is a vital part of any EMS Medical Direction System. Knowing whom to contact when you need medical direction/issues is vitally important and can be aggravating at times.Listed below are the various Medical Direction facilities as well as the Medical Directors and EMS Coordinators responsible for medical direction. Please feel free to contact the appropriate EMS Coordinators if you have questions related to your scope or practice, protocols or any other operational issues.

Medical Direction Departments:

  • Cuyahoga Heights Fire Department
  • Garfield Heights Fire Department
  • Independence Fire Department
  • Maple Heights Fire Department
  • Valley View Fire Department

Marymount Hospital Medical Director

James Sauto, Jr., MD, FACEP

James W. Sauto, Jr., MD, FACEP
Emergency Services Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Procedure Lab Co-Director
EMS Medical Director Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine CWRU

Dr. Sauto will continue to serve as Co-director of the Cadaver procedures lab and resident instructor at Cleveland Clinic main campus. He is also working some shifts in at Hillcrest Emergency Department.

Marymount Hospital EMS Coordinator

Jeff Gembus

Jeff Gembus, EMS-I
EMS Coordinator

Marymount Hospital EMS Coordinator

Brian Summers

Brian Summers, NREMT-P, EMS-I,
EMS Coordinator

Brian is a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Broadview Heights. He shares EMS Coordinator duties at Marymount and South Pointe Hospital for Cleveland Clinic. He is a State certified EMS Instructor and an AHA instructor for all disciplines. He resides in Avon Lake and enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa and daughter Adelynn.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

EMS Continuing Education classes are scheduled and conducted at the respective Fire Departments listed under our Medical Direction.

All pre-hospital personnel are welcome, please call the respective department prior to coming, to make sure the class has not been changed. Any other questions can be directed to Jeff Gembus, EMS Coordinator/Educator, at 216.587.8236.