Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System officials celebrated the addition of Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) and Martin Health System as full members of the Cleveland Clinic health system, during events in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Vero Beach, Fla., on Wednesday.
Hospital leaders from all three organizations came together today to meet with caregivers, and celebrate. In addition they shared the integration vision and welcomed all to the Cleveland Clinic family.
“These are well-respected hospitals that have a long history of taking great care of their communities. We are very proud they are now part of Cleveland Clinic’s health system,” said Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “As healthcare continues to evolve, this integration will strengthen our ability to deliver on our mission and provide the best care to our patients together.”
Cleveland Clinic’s approach to integration with both organizations will be thoughtful and comprehensive and it will focus initially on learning more about each hospital, the needs of patients, caregivers and the communities. Integration teams are being formed which will focus on understanding the needs and establishing priorities. These teams will also share best practices, learn from one another and help to guide the integration together.
As part of the celebration events on Wednesday, new branding and hospitals names were unveiled. Moving forward they will be known as:
•Indian River Medical Center will be — Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
•The three hospitals collectively in the Martin Health System will be — Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
•Martin Medical Center (in Stuart, Fla) will be–Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital
•Martin Hospital South (in Stuart, Fla) will be—Cleveland Clinic Martin South Hospital
•Tradition Medical Center will be – Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
There were multiple events held on Wednesday at both Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital for caregivers, which included a Q & A and the opportunity to meet one another.
•Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., CEO and President Cleveland Clinic
•Wael Barsoum, M.D., CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region
•Kevin Fitzgerald, M.D., Associate Director of Inpatient Care, Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
•Robert Lord, President, Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
•John Lowenberg, Past Chair, Martin Health Board
•Gregory Rosencrance, M.D., President, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
•Wayne Hockmeyer, Ph.D., Board Member, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
‘We are honored to work with both Indian River and Martin Health,” Dr. Barsoum said. “Our goal is to provide exceptional care for residents in the Treasure Coast and southeast Florida region, and this is a defining moment for us all and the communities we serve.”
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Martin Health join as the first regional hospitals in the Cleveland Clinic Florida region. Patients will continue to see their same physicians and providers at their current locations and all operations and appointments for outpatient services will proceed as scheduled. All insurance plans accepted at the hospitals will continue to be accepted.
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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. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 52,000 employees are more than 3,600 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 14,000 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals, more than 150 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in Weston, Fla.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2017, there were 7.6 million outpatient visits, 229,000 hospital admissions and 207,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.
About Indian River Medical Center
With more than 85 years of serving the Treasure Coast community, Indian River Medical Center is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the community. IRMC’s Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. The IRMC team of healthcare professionals represents specialties including nationally-recognized orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community that welcomes more than 1200 babies each year. Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, IRMC features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.
About Martin Health
Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for more than 75 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 4,500 associates, 500 affiliated physicians and more than 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties on Florida’s Treasure Coast. To learn more, visit martinhealth.org.