ETHICS COMMITTEE

Mission Statement

Patients, families, surrogates and providers are faced with difficult decisions in health care today. Many of these decisions, in addition to having medical, nursing, legal, psychological, religious, and social service dimensions, are value laden and, as such, raise value conflicts or uncertainties. In recognition of this, The MetroHealth System has established the Medical Ethics Committee whose mission is to assist those involved with difficult clinical decision making in sorting through the ethical aspects of those decisions.

Ethics Committee Members

Name

Department

Alfred Connors, MD

CMO/Administration

Amanda Stout, RN

Nursing

Amer Khiyami, MD

Pathology

Amy McDonald, MD

Trauma Surgery

Charyl Malleo, RN, BSN

NICU

Craig Bates, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dan Rossbach, M-DIV

Pastoral Care

David Bowen, MTh

Community Member

David Essi, MA

Center for Biomedical Ethics

Diane Roberts, LISW-S
*alternate for Mark Lehman

Social Work

Elie Rizkallah, MD

Surgery

Elise Ellick, MA

Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine

Elizabeth O'Toole, MD

Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Care

Erin Whipple, MA, CCLS

Child Life

Gerald Maloney, DO, FACEP

Emergency Medicine

Irene Dietz, MD

Pediatrics

Jason Gatliff, PhD

Center for Biomedical Ethics

Jennifer Loudermelt, RN

Nursing

Kate Frech, JD, MA

Community Member

Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE

OB/GYN

Mark Aulisio, PhD

Center for Biomedical Ethics

Mark Lehman, LISW-S

Social Work

Michael Hansen, BA

Ombudsmen

Michael Harrington, MD
*alternate for Alfred Connors

Geriatric Medicine, Hospitce & Palliative Care

Monica Gerrek, PhD

Center for Biomedical Ethics

Nicole Deming, JD, MA

Center for Biomedical Ethics

Sandra Wright-Esber, CNP, MA, IBCLC

2B/C Nursery - Women & Children

Sonja Rajki, JD

General Counsel

Vickie Bowden, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, CHPN

Nursing