Thank you for picking up the March issue of Healthy Living News. This month’s cover story highlights The Toledo Clinic, our region’s largest group of independent physicians, representing over 30 specialties in more than 17 locations in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. In this must-read article (p. 6), Dr. Ian Elliot, President of The Toledo Clinic, shares his insights on the remarkable growth currently underway at the Clinic as well as the healthcare challenges facing our community now and in the future. We’re extremely grateful to Dr. Elliot and Toledo Clinic Administrator Scott Porterfield for taking the time to sit down with us for an interview.
Among the many exciting changes taking place at The Toledo Clinic is the opening of the new Toledo Clinic Cancer Centers location on Holland Sylvania Road. This brand-new facility was designed to enhance patient access, privacy, comfort, and convenience so they can focus their energy on healing. Read the full story on page 9.
We’re also pleased to report that ProMedica Toledo Hospital has earned Healthgrades’ Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ for the third year in a row and the Patient Safety Excellence Award for the fifth consecutive year. In the article on page 34, Toledo Hospital President Kevin Webb explains how Toledo Hospital consistently remains in the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance and safety.
Also in this issue, longtime HLN contributor Chris Holliday shares her personal experience at the Mercy Sleep Disorders Center at St. Anne (p. 23), Bethany House marks 30 years of serving victims of domestic violence in the greater Toledo area (p. 29), and our friends at Heartland Rehab offer several helpful “spring-cleaning wellness tips” (p. 20).
Finally, we’d like to extend our thanks to all the readers who called or emailed to comment on last month’s cover story about the inspiring work Lourdes University students are doing in Connemara, Ireland. We were pleased to help tell their story. It’s a testament not only to the selflessness of the students, but also to Lourdes’ mission of providing “a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies.”
Until next month, stay safe, active, and healthy!