Donald S. Sheldon, MD, to serve as Regional President, UH Community Hospitals

Aug 12, 2015, 15:16 ET from University Hospitals

CLEVELAND, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald S. Sheldon, MD, has been appointed to the new role of Regional President, Community Hospitals for University Hospitals.

"Dr. Sheldon will work with our community hospitals to fully integrate our growing health system, assuring highest quality, patient-centered care that is synonymous with UH's long-standing reputation," said Jeffrey H. Peters, MD, Chief Operating Officer, University Hospitals.

Dr. Sheldon has served as President, UH Elyria Medical Center since 2009, and prior to that served for 10 years as Elyria's Chief Medical Officer. He is a Certified Physician Executive and obtained board certification in both emergency medicine and family medicine. Dr. Sheldon has many years of experience as an emergency physician and was medical director of his emergency medicine group and department. He serves on many community groups' boards, including the Lorain County Free Clinic, for which he has served as a volunteer physician, medical director and board member since its inception in 1986.

"Dr. Sheldon is focused on reinforcing ties between our hospitals and the communities we serve, while also assuring access to services for which UH is well known, including our emergency and trauma, pediatrics, and cancer care, among others," said Richard Hanson, President, Community Hospitals and Ambulatory Network, University Hospitals. "He has strong roots in the community and brings those connections and commitments to this important work across the entire UH system."

About University Hospitals

University Hospitals, the second-largest employer in Northeast Ohio with 26,000 employees, serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of 16 hospitals, more than 30 outpatient health centers and primary care physician offices in 15 counties. At the core of our $3.5 billion health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center, ranked among America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in nine methodology-ranked specialties. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, UH Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopaedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. For more information, go to www.UHhospitals.org

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