Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Media Briefing with hospital leadership on Jan. 9th
CLEVELAND (Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019) — Cleveland Clinic, Indian River Medical Center and Martin Health System officials announced today that Indian River Medical Center (IRMC) and Martin Health System are now part of the Cleveland Clinic health system, effective Jan. 1 following the recent regulatory reviews and approvals.
Moving forward, IRMC and Martin Health will continue all current operations, services and programs and patients will continue to see their same physicians and providers. All procedures and outpatient appointments will proceed as scheduled.
Hospital leaders from all three organizations will be available Jan. 9 to discuss details of the health system:
When: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 11 a.m. EST
Who: • Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., Cleveland Clinic CEO and President
• Wael Barsoum, M.D., CEO and President, Cleveland Clinic Florida Region
• Rob Lord, President, Martin Health System
• John Loewenberg, Board Chair, Martin Health System
• Gregory Rosencrance, M.D., President, Indian River Medical Center
• Wayne Hockmeyer, M.D., Board Chair, Indian River Medical Center
Where: Tradition Medical Center
HealthPark One (Conference Room A & B)
10050 SW Innovation Way
Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
Following brief remarks from Dr. Mihaljevic, additional details – including new names and logos – will be revealed. After the presentation, media will have the opportunity to ask questions. Officials will be available for one-on-one interviews afterward.
Media planning to attend should contact Tora Vinci (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Scott Samples (email@example.com).
Information previously shared about the agreements:
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.
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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.