2014 U.S. / Canada Tour – Amano Hospital

Thank you to Amano Rehabilitation Hospital in Hiroshima for sponsoring a tour in the Toronto and Cleveland/Akron area hospitals.  The tour group was made up of the founder and CEO Dr. Junko Amano along with two of her management team and three clinicians.  They were interested in learning current practices in the delivery of rehabilitation care in both countries.  Canada is of interest because their single reimbursement system is most like Japan’s.  Dr. Amano is a progressive leader in her hospital having been to tours of Cleveland in the past.  She has also retained Lee Pickler’s systems thinking and strategic planning lectures for her leadership team in Hiroshima.

2014 US/Canada Tour - Amano Hospital
Pictured above is the 2014 tour group at the MetroHealth Old Brooklyn Health Center. The group was made up of the founder and CEO Dr. Junko Amano (center – white jacket), two of her management team, and three clinicians.

2014 Tour Schedule

March 13, 2014

7:30 – 8:30 Hands on Therapy, 11925 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH 44136
10:00 – noon Edwin Shaw, 405 Tallmadge Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
12:00 – 1:30 lunch and shopping Summit Mall
2:00 – 4:00 Summa care, 29 North Adams Street, Akron, OH 44304

March 14, 2014

9:30 – 11:30 Metro Health Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, 4229 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109
1:00 – 2:30 Grace Hospital HIH & Rehab at Lakewood Hospital
3:00 – 4:00 Global Center for Health Innovation 1 St. Claire Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
4:00 Shopping


  • Dr. Junko Amano, CEO
  • Mr. Hitoshi Ooeki, Manager
  • Ms Hidemi Tachibana, Asst. Manager
  • Ms Hiroko Baker, Interpreter
  • Mr. Eiichi Nitta, Tour guide
  • Dr. Lee Pickler, Tour guide

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