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Gordon Brothers repwill speak at meeting
YOUNGSTOWN -- Fred Brunetti of Gordon Brothers Water will be the featured speaker for the next meeting of Executive Link, set for 11:30 a.m. May 14 at Johnny's Restaurant, Midlothian Boulevard. Executive Link is a business networking group. Visitors should come prepared to make a 30-second presentation on their business. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (330) 783-2576 or (330) 856-2004.
Report: Hospital seeksto restart program
CLEVELAND -- University Hospitals wants to restart its heart transplant program this week after suspending it because of a string of patient deaths, The Plain Dealer reported Sunday.
The hospital halted its transplant program Feb. 8 when a 51-year-old Painesville Township heart transplant patient died, the fourth patient death in the transplant program in 13 months. The hospital performed 13 heart transplants last year. When the program begins again, the hospital will more rigorously screen patients with pulmonary vascular disease, which brings the highest risk in heart transplantation, said Dr. Robert Stewart, who heads the program.
Vindicator staff and wire reports

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