Teaching hospitals receive $ 10 million donation from Ahuja family to support community health center and reach underserved populations
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Teaching hospitals will use a $ 10 million donation from the Ahuja family to bolster services at its Cleveland health center for women and children and create a new post dedicated to improving community health , awareness and education of underserved populations.
In recognition of this donation, Cleveland’s Midtown Health Center will be renamed UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Ahuja Center for Women & Children, according to a press release.
Philanthropists Monte and Usha Ahuja made the donation in honor of their daughters Manisha Ahuja Sethi and Ritu Ahuja Khanna, according to the statement. The Ahuja family has a long history with the health care system; the UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood is named after the family.
“Monte and Usha’s extraordinary gift is a testament to their passion for healthcare and their dedication to strengthening our community,” University Hospitals CEO Dr Cliff Megerian said in the press release. “As leading philanthropists in Northeastern Ohio, the visionary support of the Ahuja family in 2006 helped us redefine community health care with UH Ahuja Medical Center and, now, they are strengthening their commitment to Rainbow. “
Monte Ahuja, a businessman and entrepreneur from Cleveland, founded transmission parts distributor Transtar Industries. He and his wife Usha Ahuja, mathematician and educator, have also donated to Cleveland State University and other institutions in Northeast Ohio.
The $ 10 million will be used to improve care at the health center. It will also be used to establish the Monte and Usha Ahuja Chair in Clinical Excellence, which will focus on improving community health, outreach and education of underserved populations.
The post is created in honor of Dr. Richard L. Stein, who dedicated himself to the same efforts during his 30 years with teaching hospitals, the press release said.
The Midtown Health Center opened in 2018 with a focus on community care for women and children. Since then, it has served over 114,000 patients.
The health center offers outpatient pediatric care, OB / GYN care, mental and behavioral health services and a pharmacy. It also offers a range of services designed to improve overall well-being, such as diet and nutritional planning, a full-service eye clinic, dental screenings and cleanings, legal aid services and financial counseling. .
“This facility is more than a building, it is an extension of Rainbow’s enduring mission to serve children and families,” Monte Ahuja said in the press release. “The center provides essential care and services to the community, helping to transform lives and strengthen surrounding neighborhoods. “