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Five Alarm Fun! UH St. John Medical Center Teams with Westlake for Safety Fair

The City of Westlake and University Hospitals St. John Medical Center joined forces to present the annual free Community Safety and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 20, at the Westlake Recreation Center. “We have long appreciated the contributions University Hospitals St. John Medical Center has made to the citizens of Westlake,” says Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough. “The Community Safety and ... Read More »

Westlake High Senior Sebastian Francesconi Receives 2nd annual Jeffery Owen Marriott Memorial Scholarship

Westlake High School senior Sebastian Francesconi was awarded the 2nd annual “Jeffery Owen Marriott Memorial Scholarship” at the Senior Awards Banquet Night this week. Francesconi was selected based on his strong academic success, leadership roles, community involvement, and athletic success at Westlake High – all attributes of Jeffery Marriott, whom the scholarship honors. Francesconi earned an impressive 10 varsity letters ... Read More »

14th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape Festival is June 16-18: Circus Spectacular!

Come one, come all to the “Circus Spectacular” 14th Annual Avon Heritage Duck Tape® Festival Friday, June 16, 4–11 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 11 a.m.–11 p.m. (Parade starts at 10 a.m. at Avon High School) and Sunday, June 18, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Admission is FREE for this three-day, family-friendly, circus-themed extravaganza. Spectators will be entertained with a parade, fashion show, ... Read More »

UH St. John Medical Center Earns Straight A’s in National Safety Study

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center is one of five UH affiliated hospitals to  receive “A” grades in hospital safety in The Leapfrog Group’s survey of more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals, according to the national nonprofit organization. UH St. John Medical Center received top scores calculated using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Robert ... Read More »

UH St. John Medical Center Department of Nursing Awards 2017

Nursing Week 2017 was observed in a special way at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center last week at the annual Department of Nursing Awards Ceremony held Fri., May 12. Nurses were recognized and honored in five categories. UH SJMC President and Chief Experience Officer Robert G. David, Robert Stern, MD, President Medical Staff, and Cathy Knorzer, Chief Nursing Officer, ... Read More »

Spotlight on Autism Awareness

The Avon Local Schools have a long history of supporting Autism Awareness Month and this year the students and staff once again stepped up. As the month came to a close on Friday, April 28, a special assembly took place at Avon Heritage Elementary School from 1 to 2 p.m. During that time, Mayor Bryan Jensen presented a special proclamation ... Read More »

Community West Foundation… ‘Spring for Hope’ Supports Rocky River Center for Autism

The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Center for Autism within Rocky River’s Don Umerley Civic Center represents a unique partnership between civic and health resources. The Rocky River Center for Autism is a newly configured 20,000-square-foot center with several individual rooms for behavior, occupational, and speech and language therapy, plus waiting and conference areas. Families have free access to the Don Umerley ... Read More »

Westlake High Students Earn Gold Keys in Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards

Westlake High School senior Mary DeFeo won a Gold Key for a creative writing piece, and senior Jace Lee won two gold Keys for artwork in the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to 118 affiliate regions across the country. In this region, nearly 10,000 pieces were submitted. Earning ... Read More »

Westlake High Junior Named to US Geography Olympiad Team

Westlake High School junior Kyle Yu earned a spot on the US Geography Olympiad Varsity Team for his performance at the 5th annual Varsity National Championships of the US Geography Olympiad (USGO). Kyle, last year’s Junior Varsity champion, became the second Varsity student ever to win all three portions of the competition – a map exam, a written exam and ... Read More »

Saved by CPR! Westlake Couple Now Wants to ‘Pay it Foward’

Westlake residents Ken and Sue Wagner are on a mission: To get the word out about CPR. CPR saves lives. It saved Ken’s life Ken’s story was shared at the University Hospitals St. John Medical Center All About You event held at LaCentre April 11. Ken’s story told how his wife’s knowledge of CPR, the guiding voic e of Westlake ... Read More »