Two MetroHealth physicians receive statewide honor from March of Dimes
Lauded for their leadership in maternal and infant health
(Cleveland, Ohio) – OB/GYN Brian Mercer, MD, and neonatologist John Moore, MD, will receive this year’s Health Leadership Award from the March of Dimes at a ceremony in Columbus on Nov. 17.
Dr. Mercer is a Shaker Heights resident and chief of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at MetroHealth. Dr. Moore, who also lives in Shaker Heights, is chief of the Division of Neonatology. Together, they are researching ways to prevent preterm births, a study that is funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the March of Dimes.
Dr. Mercer and Dr. Moore are among six physicians from Ohio and Kentucky who will be honored by the March of Dimes for being exceptional leaders in improving the lives of babies.
MetroHealth’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is the most advanced high-risk pregnancy program in northern Ohio. It was one of 14 academic medical centers across the country selected for a research network that is developing new treatments to ensure healthier pregnancies and newborns.
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MetroHealth is rated Level III, which means it has the highest quality ranking available and is equipped to care for the tiniest premature babies. The NICU cares for premature babies from across Northeast Ohio.
MetroHealth is also a member of the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, which is a collection of doctors, policy makers, insurers and parents who aim to improve the outcomes of babies born prematurely.