Ravenna – University Hospitals has completed all actions necessary for the full integration of Robinson Health System into the UH health system effective June 1.

“Together we have new and exciting opportunities to serve the residents of Portage County and surrounding communities,” said Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO of University Hospitals.  “We look forward to growing and enhancing Robinson’s services and programs to continue their long-standing tradition of providing patient-focused, superior-quality health care close to home.”

During the integration, UH will work closely with Robinson’s board of directors, physicians, leadership, employees and volunteers to bring investments and cost efficiencies that will benefit the communities served, including upgrades to facilities, equipment, services and technologies. UH will provide leading-edge technology, innovative practices, strong clinical research and other new initiatives that will complement and grow Robinson’s highly regarded clinical programs. Additional commitments will enhance services at Robinson from UH’s internationally recognized centers of excellence such as UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and UH Seidman Cancer Center.

“Integrating into the University Hospitals system will further strengthen Robinson and help us sustain our mission to provide high-quality patient-centered health care to our patients and the communities that we serve,” said Stephen Colecchi, President and CEO of Robinson. “UH also has an outstanding record of employee and medical staff engagement. We are confident that becoming part of UH will be a dynamic and important change for Robinson and is in the best interests of our patients, the Portage County community, our employees and medical staff. UH is consistently recognized as one of the leading health systems in the country and we are very proud and excited to become part of the UH system.”

Located in Ravenna, Robinson Health System operates Robinson Memorial Hospital, a 117-staffed-bed hospital. The second-largest employer in the county, Robinson also operates an urgent care facility; comprehensive imaging facilities; a network of physician practices; and outpatient centers and medical facilities throughout Portage County.

Robinson Memorial Hospital’s medical staff consists of nearly 400 physicians representing over 40 medical specialties. Robinson is recognized as one of the best places to work in Northeast Ohio by the Employee Resource Council and has been redesignated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

UH now employs more than 26,000 Ohio residents and is the second-largest employer in Northeast Ohio. The health system is an integrated network of 16 hospitals, including its relationships with Southwest General Health Center and St. John Medical Center, and more than 30 outpatient health centers located in 15 counties throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

UH Case Medical Center is the health system’s nationally recognized academic medical center, providing primary, specialty and subspecialty medical and surgical care. Its 35-acre campus in Cleveland’s University Circle also includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, UH Seidman Cancer Center and UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital.