Ahuja Medical Center open doors except Emergency ward
Ahuja is a key component of the $1.2 billion plan, donated $30 million
Cleveland, Feb. 01, 2011
Gary Singh, LA,//Surinder Singh
After BS in mechanical
engineering degree from Chandigarh's Punjab Engineering College, Manmohan Ahuja landed in US with $ 12 in his wallet to get admission in a mechanical
engineering program at Ohio State University in 1970. .............READ
Chandigarh Educated Engineer Donates $30 Million
for "The Ahuja Medical Center.” to Cleveland University Hospital
CLEVELAND, Dec. 12, 2006
NRI Manmohan (Monte) Ahuja, 60, who has donated $30 million to
University Hospitals, which plans to use the money for a new 200-bed
Manmohan Ahuja and Family
MR. Ahuja is a member of the UH (University Hospital) board of trustees,
announced his gift $30 million after Northeast Ohio's second-largest
health-care system unveiled an ambitious $1.2 billion expansion.
The expansion plan includes a new cancer hospital and substantial
improvements to neonatal intensive care and emergency departments
University Hospitals today celebrated the largest single donation
in its 140-year history, a $30 million gift from Cleveland entrepreneur
Monte Ahuja, his wife, Usha, and their family. UH President and
Chief Executive Officer Thomas F. Zenty III made the historic
announcement to more than 700 community leaders, UH physicians,
leaders, donors and Board members at UH’s special holiday
celebration at Severance Hall.
“Monte and Usha have generously supported University Hospitals
with their time and talents for many years,” said Mr. Zenty.
“Through this gift, Monte and Usha are demonstrating not
only their dedication to University Hospitals, but to the economic
vitality of this region and to maintaining the highest caliber
health care for the people of Northeast Ohio.”
“In many ways, my life is an example of the great American
dream. I consider myself very fortunate to be so successful in
business and to have such a wonderful family, and I want to give
back to the community,” said Mr. Ahuja, who is Vice Chairman
of the UH Board of Directors and who led the Board task force
that developed Vision 2010. “I can think of no better investment
than University Hospitals’ Vision 2010. The vision is more
than buildings; it is promise to the people of Northeast Ohio
– and beyond – that UH is here to serve them for generations
The Ahuja Medical Center
University Hospital will name the future 200-bed East Side hospital
in Beachwood “The Ahuja Medical Center.” Construction of the medical campus is underway at the 53-acre
site at the Chagrin Highlands, west of Interstate 271 at the Harvard
Road exit – and across the interstate from UH’s existing
Chagrin Highlands Health Center. The Ahuja Medical Center will
feature a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services
ranging from high-tech minimally invasive surgery to leading-edge
diagnostics and procedures. Physician offices and facilities for
community outreach and education programs will round out the plans.
UH hired an internationally known architect who is working with
UH leaders and other health care experts to design a revolutionary
complex that provides a unique healing environment and is conducive
to providing the highest quality of care. The building is being
designed with the needs of patients, their families and caregivers
in mind. The architects also will utilize environmentally friendly
techniques throughout the design.
“The Ahuja Medical Center will be situated within a short
drive of the some of the fastest-growing communities in our market
and will be convenient to our many current patients in those suburbs.
Our strategy is to provide our patients the right care at the
right location to meet their individual needs. We are grateful
that the Ahujas are supporting that strategy in such a significant
way,” said Achilles A. Demetriou, MD, PhD, Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer of University Hospitals.
“The Ahuja Medical Center is one of the most exciting construction
projects being undertaken in health care today – not just
in Ohio, but nationally,” said Chris Connor, Chairman of
the University Hospitals Board of Directors. “Its impact
on health care in this region and nationally will be profound.”
The Ahujas’ gift highlights a year of record donations
and has propelled University Hospitals to the most successful
year of philanthropy in our history. During 2006, more than $100
million has been donated to UH.
Construction of the full-service hospital will begin next year
on 53 acres in Chagrin Highlands, on Interstate 271 at the Harvard
Road exit. UH plans to call the hospital The Ahuja (pronounced
a-HOO-ja) Medical Center, in honor of the Hunting Valley benefactor,
his wife and their family.
The Ahuja Medical Center will incorporate the latest in medical
technology, electronic information, patient safety and environmentally
responsible design. Every room in the hospital will be private,
which will help reduce spread of infection and be more comfortable
The medical office building will be open in 2008, the ambulatory
care facility in 2009 and the hospital in 2010, hospital officials
Ahuja gave a short speech at the party after his gift was announced.
Standing at the dais with his family, Ahuja described the hardships
he faced as a young man looking for steady work.