Loree and Steve Potash contributed $7.5 million to University Hospitals to establish the Women & Newborn Center at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood.

A $7.5 million gift from Steve and Loree Potash of Bentleyville to University Hospitals will establish the Steve and Loree Potash Women & Newborn Center at UH Ahuja Medical Center, officials announced this week.

Part of the UH Ahuja Phase 2 expansion, the new center will bring the trusted and collaborative care of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH MacDonald Women’s hospitals to the east side, introducing maternal-fetal care and a full spectrum of labor and delivery services to the UH Ahuja campus.

A member of the UH Board of Directors, Mr. Potash is the president and CEO of OverDrive, a company he founded in 1986 that is now the leading digital platform for eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media, partnering with libraries, schools, government agencies, corporate learning centers and colleges and universities worldwide.

Mr. and Mrs. Potash are both graduates of the Ohio State University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Mrs. Potash also holds a master’s degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University, was an academic librarian, practiced law and held multiple positions at OverDrive before retiring. The couple’s three children – Erica Lazzaro, Karen Estrovich and Brian Potash – are all active leaders in the business.

“UH’s patient-first approach deeply resonates with our family and our values,” Mrs. Potash said in a written statement. “We are proud to support UH and to have our name on this remarkable new center, which will benefit families throughout our community. As parents and grandparents, we can think of no better gift to our community than a state-of-the-art home for mothers and babies.”

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