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UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

Longtime University Hospitals CEO Thomas Zenty announced his retirement this week. 

Zenty officially steps down in 2021, at the end of his current contract.

Two more years to ensure a smooth transition will be good for UH, according to Tom Campanella, director of Baldwin Wallace University’s Health Care MBA program.

He says there’s major change going on throughout the health care industry.

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Nearly one million Americans will have hip or knee replacement surgery this year. They’re among the fastest growing procedures in medicine.

For most people, the implants function just fine, but sometimes, that artificial knee or hip needs taken out …

And in this week’s Exploradio, we investigate what those discarded devices can tell us.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

University Hospitals and Kent State University are teaming up to alleviate the region’s nursing shortage.

Barbara Broome, Dean of Kent State’s College of Nursing, says the program allows senior nursing majors to do their clinical trials at University Hospital and return after graduation.

Broome says there’s a shortage of around three thousand nurses in Ohio, and these students can help fill the gap.

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This week, 20,000 Portage County children are taking home a resource guide aimed at fighting the addiction epidemic that has claimed nearly 200 lives in the county since 2012.

The guide was developed by the Record-Courier newspaper and features information about new efforts to treat addiction through a program developed at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

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Judge grants gag order in UH fertility case

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University Hospital is denying liability in the loss of 4,000 eggs and embryos after a cold storage tank malfunctioned this spring.

A remote alarm set to notify staff away for the weekend of a malfunction was shutoff.

Attorney Tom Merriman who represents some of the 950 affected families, says after an initial apology, the hospital has recently shifted responsibility.

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UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS

University Hospital's fertility clinic says it had been experiencing problems with a storage tank for several weeks before it malfunctioned last month and ruined more than 4,000 eggs and embryos. It's twice the number originally reported by the hospital.

University Hospitals says the problem forced the clinic's staff to manually fill liquid nitrogen into the tank to keep the embryos frozen.

UH also says an alarm system was turned off on a storage tank that should have alerted staff to changes in the temperature on March 4.

UH CEO Tom Zenty issued an apology on Tuesday via a video posted on Facebook.

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An attorney representing patients who may have lost frozen eggs and embryos due to a malfunction at a University Hospitals fertility clinic says the extent of the damage may be far worse than originally reported.

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