September 30, 2008
Eaton Donates $1 Million To Enhance Health Care At University Hospitals; Gift To Support University Hospitals’ Vision 2010 Strategic Plan
CLEVELAND …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced a “Powering Communities Grant” of $1 million to support University Hospitals’ (UH) Vision 2010 strategic plan. The grant will be used to bring new medical facilities, enhanced services and the highest quality personalized care to the Northeast Ohio region.
Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work. This contribution marks the second time in Eaton’s history that the company has contributed $1 million to a community organization and it is the largest corporate gift that UH has received in 2008.
"Giving back to the community is an integral part of the Eaton culture," said Craig Arnold, chief executive officer – Eaton’s Fluid Power Group, and UH board member. "We are proud to support University Hospitals and the Vision 2010 project which will help transform how health care is delivered in Cleveland and the surrounding communities. In addition, it will result in a significant, positive economic impact on Cleveland and Northeast Ohio."
UH’s Vision 2010 is a $1.2 billion commitment to patient care that includes building a new, freestanding cancer hospital to house the UH Ireland Cancer Center; an expanded center for emergency medicine with dedicated spaces for pediatric and adult patients; the new Quentin and Elisabeth Alexander Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, a recognized leader in neonatal care; the future UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood to serve the city’s suburban communities; and development of UH’s Centers of Excellence, such as the UH Harrington-McLaughlin Heart & Vascular Institute and Neurologic Institute.
Plans also include considerable expansion of services at several community hospitals, the addition of suburban outpatient centers, and more than $100 million in technological enhancements, including system-wide electronic health records to enhance efficiencies and patient safety. The new facilities and the operations represent the creation of an advanced healing environment that will come to provide the safest, most compassionate care available.
“Our Vision 2010 strategic plan is the largest endeavor that University Hospitals has undertaken in our history and represents a major investment in the Northeast Ohio community,” says Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals. “The new construction and expansion of current services exemplifies our commitment to our patients, physicians and employees as well as the region. We are grateful to Eaton Corporation for supporting this major initiative, which will significantly impact the future of health care.”
With 150 locations throughout Northeast Ohio, University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians. At the core of our Health System is University Hospitals Case Medical Center. The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked among the top hospitals in the nation; MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and Ireland Cancer Center, which holds the nation's highest designation by the National Cancer Institute of Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.uhhospitals.org.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 1,700 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. Since 2005, Eaton has contributed $5.9 million to various organizations throughout Northeastern Ohio.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2007 sales of $13 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has 81,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.