Lakewood Hospital Receives $1 Million From The Harold C. Schott Foundation To Expand Services For Brain Health
Lakewood Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, has received a $1 million donation from The Harold C. Schott Foundation to expand and improve neurological and geriatric services focused on brain health. “We are overwhelmed and extremely grateful for the generous gift from The Harold C. Schott Foundation,” said Jack Gustin, president of Lakewood Hospital. “Because of their unwavering commitment to the health and wellness in our community, we will now have additional opportunities to enhance the excellent care already provided through our neurological and geriatric services.” The expansion is part of Lakewood Hospital’s Vision for Tomorrow plan to meet the evolving needs of the community and to improve the patient experience. The plan places a particular focus on enhancing and integrating the hospital’s SeniorCare Services and Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Lakewood Hospital. The H. C. S. Foundation gift will allow the hospital to increase its capacity to serve seniors in the community and to provide specialized education and resources about brain health for patients and their families. The contribution ultimately will allow Lakewood Hospital to expand services focused on the health and well-being of caregivers, who often bear a tremendous emotional and psychological burden. “Lakewood Hospital has been offering care to the community for more than 100 years, and it is our hope that with this donation they will continue to provide excellent care to the community for many years to come,” said Betty Jane Mulcahy, trustee, H. C. S. Foundation. “The hospital’s Vision for Tomorrow is a great investment in the community, and we are very supportive of it.”
In an effort to address this dramatic and increasing need, the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute at Lakewood Hospital offers patients and families world-class neurological care closer to home. Efficient, compassionate care is provided to patients for the full range of neurological problems with a specialized focus on diseases related to aging such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease. As a vital community resource for treating neurological illnesses and injuries, Lakewood Hospital also helps to keep adults and seniors healthy through its SeniorCare Services, which includes a comprehensive SeniorCare Assessment. “Lakewood Hospital has been committed to caring for the aging population and this donation will further that mission,” said Fred DeGrandis, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals. “Research has shown that active medical management can significantly improve the quality of life through all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. This donation will further support Lakewood Hospital in helping our geriatric patients be active to the fullest extent possible.” The Harold C. Schott Foundation previously contributed $200,000 to Lakewood Hospital’s Emergency Department campaign in 2001.
About Vision for Tomorrow Vision for Tomorrow is a multi-year plan that encompasses a variety of changes to Lakewood Hospital and places a greater emphasis on improving the patient experience, establishing centers of excellence and enhancing the management of chronic disease. Key Components of Vision for Tomorrow include: Converting the hospital to all private rooms; Focusing on centers of excellence, including Geriatrics, Orthopaedics, Neurological Services and Diabetes/Endocrinology; Expanding outpatient care; Partnering with community organizations to maximize wellness offerings; Strengthening the management of chronic disease, such as diabetes; and Aligning Cleveland Clinic services and community physicians into Lakewood Hospital. In addition, a $5 million gift was provided by the Lakewood Hospital Foundation and a $500,000 pledge was made in support of this plan from the Lakewood Hospital Medical Staff. www.lakewoodhospital.org/vision
About The Harold C. Schott Foundation The Foundation was founded in Cleveland by philanthropist Harold C. Schott in 1959, for the purpose of funding grants toward the support of healthcare, spiritual, and educational institutions for the betterment of mankind.
About Lakewood Hospital Lakewood Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, is an acute care hospital that has served the diverse health care needs of the City of Lakewood and Cleveland’s Westshore communities since 1907. Offering a wide range of health services and education programs for women, men and children, each year Lakewood Hospital provides high quality and innovative patient care for more than 130,000 patients. www.lakewoodhospital.org