Dr. Airica Steed, president and CEO of MetroHealth System, has appointed Doris Evans, MD (MED'68), to her leadership team to serve as senior strategic advisor to the president and CEO.
As senior strategic advisor, Dr. Evans will serve as a trusted thought partner and counselor in helping bring MetroHealth's strategic priorities and goals forward. She will play a crucial part in fostering a people-first culture while enhancing efforts to expand healthcare access and eradicate disparities. She will leverage her local expertise to enhance community connections and work closely with stakeholders to support MetroHealth's mission.
Reflecting on her career, Evans said, "This new appointment feels like coming full circle. I began my career in medicine at MetroHealth in 1963. In the second week of medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, I attended a clinical conference at MetroHealth led by giants in medicine: Frederick Robbins, Charles Rammelkamp and Ted Mortimer. They were learned, energetic, and empathic teachers interested in the patient, one another, and the student audience. I was completely smitten. I knew they were the kind of doctor I wanted to be."
Evans continued, sharing her connection with MetroHealth over the years, "I was fortunate enough to have every clinical clerkship except psychiatry at MetroHealth. After graduation, I returned from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to finish my residency at MetroHealth. Through the years, I have continued to have one connection or another with MetroHealth, including receiving medical care and working as a pediatrician. It has always felt like coming home any time I am here."
In her announcement, Dr. Steed expressed confidence in Dr. Evans' ability to contribute significantly to MetroHealth's strategic direction, saying, "Dr. Evans brings an extraordinary level of expertise and insights of our local landscape to this new position. She has been a leading figure in the Cleveland community for decades as a healthcare administrator, clinician and advocate for some of the region's most underserved neighborhoods."
"With this new position, at my career's end, I have the opportunity, working with splendid colleagues, to restore the community's trust in MetroHealth as a place where the finest care is given and health disparities reduced," said Evans.