Generous Gift Benefits Westside Emergency Care

Mary and Dr. Rustom Khouri
Mary and Dr. Rustom Khouri

Last year, Mary and Dr. Rustom Khouri, longtime supporters of UH St. John Medical Center, committed $3 million to support renovations of the hospital’s emergency department. In recognition of their gift – the largest in the hospital’s nearly 40-year history – the space was named the Khouri Center for Emergency Medicine.

Renovations to the Khouri Center for Emergency Medicine will include state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic equipment, a modern and open layout, and standardized exam and treatment rooms to improve quality outcomes.

“Providing the highest quality care, close to the homes of the patients we are privileged to serve, is a hallmark of University Hospitals,” said Rob David, President, UH St. John Medical Center. “The emergency department is the gateway to our system. We are grateful to the Khouris for their generous gift, which enhances our ability to deliver emergency care to the people of Westlake and surrounding communities.”

Earlier in 2018, UH St. John Medical Center earned both a five-star rating for quality from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and silver status for stroke care through the American Heart and American Stroke associations. The Khouris’ gift will enable clinical staff to continue exceeding the standard of care for patients suffering from life-threatening conditions.

“Our family has relied on UH St. John Medical Center for decades,” said Mary Khouri, Founder and Chief Administrative Officer of Carnegie Management and Development Corporation, who also serves on the board of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation. “From broken bones to births, we have always been in good hands and now we want to give back to ensure others will continue to receive this kind of outstanding care for generations to come.”

“We hope our gift will help inspire others to make meaningful gifts, too, so we can collectively see this community gem succeed,” added Dr. Khouri, President and CEO of Carnegie Management and Development Corporation and an active member of the UH St. John Medical Center Leadership Council.