Friday, August 01, 2014
MetroHealth Names Eight New Members to Medical Hall of Honor
MetroHealth announced Friday that eight distinguished individuals have been named to MetroHealth’s Medical Hall of Honor
The honorees will be recognized during an induction ceremony on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Global Center for Health Innovation.
The Hall of Honor, established in 2011, pays tribute to individuals whose innovation, academic excellence and leadership have transformed MetroHealth and the practice of medicine.
MetroHealth alumni, faculty and former faculty submitted 58 letters of nomination. The nominees were evaluated by a rigorous rating system and scored accordingly. A distinguished panel of 42 MetroHealth physicians and volunteer leaders facilitated the process.
Included in the 2014 Hall of Honor class are Emma Plank, who created the nation’s first university-affiliated Child Life center at MetroHealth; Muhammad Asim Khan, who received an award recognizing “A Lifetime of Dedication and Devotion to People With Spondylitis” (a condition he also has); and Ulysses G. Mason Jr., who helped integrate Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital (now MetroHealth).
The other 2014 inductees are:
Dr. Kenneth W. Clement
Dr. Leroy J. Dierker
Dr. Carl A. Hamann
Dr. Mary Lou Kumar
Dr. David S. Rosenbaum
All of the honorees, featured on http://www.metrohealth.org/2014-inductees
, will maintain a lasting legacy, not only with their spots in the Hall of Honor, but with endowments in their names.
“In 177 years, many remarkable figures have passed through our hallways,” said Kate Brown, Vice President of Foundation and System Philanthropy at MetroHealth. “This is a truly special way to memorialize what for each is a lifetime of outstanding achievement.”
With this year’s inductees, MetroHealth’s Medical Hall of Honor will now have 28 members.