Dr. Odayme Quesada, Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Women's Heart Center

The Christ Hospital Health Network Names New Ginger Warner Endowed Chair for Women’s Cardiovascular Health

Dr. Odayme Quesada Excited for New Role

CINCINNATI (July 13, 2022) – The Christ Hospital Health Network is pleased to announce that Odayme Quesada, MD, the medical director of The Christ Hospital Women’s Heart Center, has been named the Ginger Warner Endowed Chair for Women’s Cardiovascular Health.

The $2 million Endowed Chair will support The Christ Hospital Women’s Heart Center in its role as the only regional center to focus solely on the heart and vascular needs of women. The gift ensures that, as part of the nationally ranked cardiovascular program, The Women’s Heart Center will continue groundbreaking work.

Odayme Quesada, MD, MHS, is a graduate of Yale Medical School and an award-winning, board-certified cardiologist and translational clinical navigator. In 2020, Dr. Quesada was recruited to create and lead The Women’s Heart Center at The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute. Prior to this, she was at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Quesada is the recipient of the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) Career Development Award for her work to better understand the increased cardiovascular risk associated with preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy. She also leads numerous multicenter clinical studies at The Christ Hospital Lindner Research Center to advance the treatment of women’s heart disease.

Geraldine “Ginger” Warner is a lawyer, government affairs specialist and passionate arts advocate. She is currently chair of the Ohio Arts Council, a past recipient of the William R. Joseph Ohio Arts Advocacy Medal and has served on many boards and commissions in the state of Ohio.

“Having survived a heart attack myself, I am thrilled that Dr. Quesada is here to provide specialized heart care for the women of Cincinnati and beyond,” said Ginger Warner. “I look forward to Dr. Quesada revolutionizing women’s heart care in this region with a first-of-its-kind center. It is a privilege to ensure she has the tools to do that now and into the future.”

“Philanthropy plays a crucial role in advancing patient care,” said Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, FSCAI, President of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Institute. “We are so appreciative of Ginger Warner’s generosity knowing that it will continue to support innovation, compassion and groundbreaking research for the Women’s Heart Center.”

“I am incredibly honored to hold the new Ginger Warner Endowed Chair for Women’s Cardiovascular Health,” said Odayme Quesada, MD. “Together we will change cardiovascular care in our community and continue to move the field forward through innovative research and patient care.”

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year over year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.