Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The hospital was honored by the American Heart Association.
Hillcrest Hospital received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, according to a news release. The award recognizes Hillcrest’s commitment and success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for heart attack patients. Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that makes sure STEMI (ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction) patients get the right care they need as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The art show is open during all hours through May 16
Hillcrest Hospital has the look of an art gallery these days, courtesy of hundreds of young drawers, photographers, weavers and mixed media producers. The 12th annual Student Art Show is ongoing within the Hillcrest atrium through May 16. The exhibit is available for viewing during all hours and features 400 pieces of work from students throughout the district of all grade levels. Check out a few samples above.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The show opens April 28 and will feature more than 400 pieces of artwork by students of Mayfield City Schools
The Mayfield City School District/Mayfield Alliance will return for its 12th annual Student Art Show from April 28 through May 16 at Hillcrest Hospital. This year's theme is "Artists and Innovators of Tomorrow." The opening reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 28. It is free and open to the public. More than 400 pieces of student-made artwork -- including paintings, digital art and mixed media -- will be on display in the hospital's atrium throughout the show's duration. The students' ceramics and sculptures will only be displayed during the opening reception.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
St. Francis of Assisi School kindergartners and first-graders visited the hospital for the second year in a row
Kaley Daley and Anthony Tibaldi were among the first graders who came to Hillcrest Hospital Tuesday morning concerned about their furry friends. "He hurt himself," Kaley said while holding up a bandaged teddy bear. "Where he broke something, we put a cast around it." The kids came ready to operate at Hillcrest's annual Teddy Bear Clinic. The hospital invited about 70 kindergartners and first graders from nearby St. Francis of Assisi School. The students were given hospital scrubs and a tour of the facility. Placing the bears on the operating table was just part of the trip, though. "They now know that there are good people here that would take care of them if they come in, and then they won't be as afraid," first-grade teacher Linda …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Andrew J. Margheret's pre-trial is scheduled for May 12.
The man accused of attacking an intensive care patient and two nurses at Hillcrest Hospital has pleaded not guilty not guilty to his assault and burglary charges. Andrew J. Margheret, 28, appeared in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Monday. According to The News-Herald, pre-trial has been set for 9 a.m. on May 12. He was handed a $5,000 cash surety bond. Margheret's three first-degree misdemeanor charges of assault and third-degree count of burglary stem from an April 3 incident that Mayfield Heights Police believe involved the man biting a patient and hitting a nurse in the face. Police said he tried to explain his actions by stating that he “looked into the sun and was told that he was a savior.” The man had stopped taking his …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Information supplied by the Mayfield Heights Police Department
Incidents reported in early April: Threat at Sonic: A manager at Sonic called Mayfield Heights Police just after 8 p.m. on April 1 to report a threat written in a restroom. The manager said it resembled the writing of a child. The message indicated that a bomb was left in the area. The reporting officer was unable to locate anything. The manager asked to call again if she had any more suspicions. Best employee arrested: A caller told Mayfield police at noon on April 2 that a Best Buy employee used the person's credit card to buy $1,700 worth of goods. Police later arrested a male for theft and he was held for bond. Half-naked man arrives at bar: A caller from Cork N Bottle told police that a half-naked man came to the business at 1:46 a.m…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
28-year-old Andrew J. Margheret was indicted on assault charges earlier this month for the hospital incident
A Kirtland man was indicted earlier this month on assault and burglary charges after police said he attacked nurses and tried to bite a patient at Hillcrest Hospital. According to a News-Herald report, 28-year-old Andrew J. Margheret was indicted on three first-degree misdemeanor counts of assault and one third-degree felony count of burglary at Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. Police said the man entered the ICU after a doctor swiped an employee card. A nurse followed Margheret, who walked into the room of a 72-year-old female patient. Margheret told the patient she did not need her oxygen mask then removed it from her face. Nurses then tried to pull him away from the woman. During that struggle, he tried to bite the patient in the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The event, in support of the March of Dimes, brought together families whose premature babies stayed at Hillcrest
The families who visited Hillcrest Hospital Wednesday night found comfort and togetherness at the same place they turned to during some of their most trying times. Twenty families took part in Hillcrest's Share Your NICU Story" event Wednesday, where parents gathered to discuss and celebrate their children who have grown to overcome premature births and long stays at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Parents like Mark and Denise DiTomas of Mayfield Heights were invited to create posters to commemorate the triumphs of their children since birth. Mark and Denise had two extended NICU stays, first for a month with Anthony, now-a 12-year-old Mayfield Middle School student-athlete, and then for two…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The group collected more than 100 movies for young patients at Hillcrest
Editor's note: Hillcrest Hospital submitted the photo and following information. Pediatric patients at Hillcrest Hospital received a few gifts recently from a nearby girl scout troop. An eight-girl Chagrin Falls Cadette Troop collected 126 DVDs for the patients as part of an annual projects. The students placed posters and collection boxes outside of Chagrin Falls Public Schools and the St Joan of Arc School. The project was inspired by one of the scouts who had surgery and decided the group should do something for the pediatric unit. The girls collected, cleaned and delivered the movies to Hillcrest. The group is part of the Chagrin Falls Girl Scout Service Unit 776 and Girl Scouts of North East Ohio.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The award recognizes the hospital's compliance with national stroke guidelines
Hillcrest Hospital has received an award from a national organization for its treatment of stroke patients. The American Heart Association recently gave Hillcrest its "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement" for its compliance with national guidelines in providing high-quality care and treatment to those who suffer strokes. "Get With The Guidelines - Stroke helps Hillcrest Hospital’s staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention strategies to improve patient care and outcomes," according to a hospital statement. "The quick and efficient use of guideline procedures can improve the quality of care for stroke patients and may reduce disability and save lives." Hillcrest was also named a "Target: Stroke …