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20120109-NEWS--1-NAT-CCI-CL_-- 1/6/2012 4:06 PM Page 1 $2.00/JANUARY 9 - 15, 2012 FitzGerald to put his stamp on MetroHealth County boss faces new board appointments, CEO choice head on By TIMOTHY MAGAW A changing of the guard is in store for the leadership at the hardpressed, 175-year-old MetroHealth System, and Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald is likely to have his fingerprints all over the transition. Over the next two years, Mr. FitzGerald plans to replace three members whose terms are expiring on the 10-member board of trustees for the county-subsidized health system. Those appointments would be on top of the two picks Mr. FitzGerald has made since taking office last year. Mr. FitzGerald also expects that he and other county officials will be, as he put it in an interview with Crain’s Cleveland Business, “consultative” partners in the nationwide search for the replacement for MetroHealth CEO Mark Moran, who announced last month he would step down from the post once the board named his successor. See METRO Page 17 WHO’S COMING AND GOING? A look at MetroHealth’s trustees and when their terms expire: ■ Polly H. Clemo Appointed: 1995/Ends: 2015 ■ Ronald Fountain, chairman Appointed: 1997/Ends: 2013 ■ William Gaskill, vice chairman Appointed: 1980/Ends: 2012 ■ Thomas M. McDonald Appointed: 2008/Ends: 2014 ■ Terry Monnolly Appointed: 2005/Ends: 2016 ■ John M. Moss Appointed: 2010/Ends: 2016 ■ Donna Kelly Rego Appointed: 1983/Ends: 2013 ■ J. B. Silvers Appointed: 2011/Ends: 2017 ■ Charles Spain Jr. Appointed: 1990/Ends: 2014 ■ Vanessa L. Whiting Appointed: 2011/Ends: 2017 Former JumpStart aide joins chorus of nonprofit critics AxioMed co-founder takes issue with group’s board makeup, staffing By CHUCK SODER JANET CENTURY PHOTOS ABOVE: Karl West, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Device Solutions unit, runs the hospital system’s mechanical prototype shop. BELOW: Mr. West holds an aortic valve with calcification created by the shop’s Connex 3D printer. THE OTHER MR. FIX-IT 02 Out of view of patients, docs, Clinic shop allows for tool rehab, new idea development By DAN SHINGLER S urgeons and other doctors who perform miracles get most of the limelight at the Cleveland Clinic, but in the basement of its main campus, a crew of machinists, fabricators, engineers and researchers does impressive work, too — though mostly on steel and plastic, as well as the occasional human body part. Unknown to most, the world-renowned hospital and research institution has a full machine shop and other manufacturingrelated rooms housed below its medical buildings near University Circle. The shop gives the Clinic the ability not only to make, modify and repair tools for its own A former employee of JumpStart Inc. has joined the critics of JumpStart. Chuck Birchall Jr., co-founder of AxioMed Spine Corp. of Garfield Heights, last week sent JumpStart a six-page-long list of criticisms and recommendations regarding how the Cleveland-based nonprofit that assists and invests in young companies could save money and provide better services to entrepreneurs. Mr. Birchall, who spent more than three years as an entrepreneurBirchall in-residence at JumpStart before the nonprofit eliminated his position about a year ago, is one of a handful of local entrepreneurs who have criticized JumpStart publicly over the past year. However, he is the See JUMPSTART Page 4 INSIDE Westlake may change water works Cleveland is butting heads with the western suburb as it considers leaving the city’s water system. PAGE 3 ALSO: ■ Energizer’s local unit is making more consumer products. PAGE 6 ■ Cohen & Co. takes more space for growth. PAGE 7 See FIX Page 8 0 NEWSPAPER 74470 01032 6 SPECIAL SECTION SMALL BUSINESS Exploring the benefits and potential pitfalls of business partnerships ■ Page 13 PLUS: GETTING AHEAD ■ TAX TIPS ■ ADVISER ■ & MORE Entire contents © 2012 by Crain Communications Inc. Vol. 33, No. 2

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