James leaving Union Hospital leadership role

James leaving Union Hospital leadership role

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Cleveland Clinic announced Union Hospital will undergo a leadership change in 2022.

Union Hospital President Bruce James will leave his role at the end of this year. He will continue working with Union Hospital leadership as a community liaison, not only assisting in the transition of a new president, but also facilitating relationships with community leaders.

Donald A. Malone, Jr., MD, president of Ohio Hospitals and Family Health Centers, said Cleveland Clinic will begin an immediate search for a physician leader to be the next president at Union Hospital, consistent with the organizational leadership structure at other Cleveland Clinic hospitals.

“We congratulate Bruce for the tremendous leadership he has provided to Union Hospital and all of the hospital’s caregivers and for his loyalty and dedication to the community for more than a decade,” Malone said. “His focus always centers on doing what is best for the hospital’s patients, and Union Hospital’s patients, caregivers and the community have benefited from this approach.”

James led Union Hospital’s transition from an independent community hospital to joining the Cleveland Clinic health system in 2018. He has been president of Union Hospital since 2009.

“It has been a tremendous experience to work with Cleveland Clinic leadership and to learn from them,” James said. “I want to thank each of you for your hard work and loyalty to our hospital, our patients and our community.”