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Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital Celebrates New Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit
On Sept. 17, Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of a new Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit. Local leaders, community members and Cleveland Clinic caregivers were in attendance, including Ed Sabanegh, MD, President Cleveland Clinic Main Campus & Regional Hospitals; Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital President Teresa Dews, MD; Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail; and State Senator Kenny Yuko.
The $3.1 million investment in the Euclid community creates increased living space for Euclid Hospital behavioral medicine patients with rooms, dining and common areas. The new unit – with 10 private and three semi-private patient rooms with lakefront views – was designed to meet and exceed parameters set by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Joint Commission, the organization that accredits healthcare organizations. “This unit was designed for patient and caregiver safety,” says Dr. Dews. “We are fortunate to have a team of highly trained caregivers in nursing and care management support, as well as a medical director, Upma Dhingra, MD, who is a board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in geriatric psychiatry. This is very important for our patients, as well as our community and our caregivers.”
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“As a native Clevelander and member of the Euclid Hospital staff for more than 10 years, I’m excited for this opportunity to build on the success of the hospital to meet the growing needs of the community,” said Teresa Dews, MD.
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