The MetroHealth System Announces Opening of New Hospitals in Cleveland Heights and Parma
The MetroHealth System’s new hospitals in Cleveland Heights and Parma will open for patients the first week of January.
The Parma facility at 12301 Snow Road will welcome patients on January 3. Sixteen private patient rooms are now at the site, which also has an emergency department, surgery center and medical offices.
The Cleveland Heights facility at 10 Severance Circle will accept patients on January 4. Twelve private patient rooms are at the site, also home to an emergency department and medical offices.
The hospitals are designed to treat patients with less complex conditions, requiring short hospital stays. Patients needing more intensive specialty care can access MetroHealth’s main hospital campus, which is less than 12 miles away from Cleveland Heights and Parma. Eighty percent of residents in Cuyahoga County now live within a 15-minute drive of a MetroHealth hospital.
“These hospitals allow us to give patients what they prefer – access to greater levels of care, in their own communities,” said Bernard Boulanger, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of MetroHealth.
The new hospitals’ private rooms offer many amenities including ample space to accommodate family members. The units are designed to create a soothing atmosphere and mirror the esthetics of MetroHealth’s Critical Care Pavilion, which opened in 2016.
The facilities in Cleveland Heights and Parma were formerly HealthSpan urgent care sites and medical offices. In 2015, MetroHealth entered into an agreement with HealthSpan to transition the sites into MetroHealth facilities, ensuring that all residents of those communities have around-the-clock access to emergency care, observation units and other specialty services. The emergency departments opened in February 2016, followed by medical offices in April 2016.
The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,300 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. It also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships such as the School Health Program.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.
In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than one million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth also is an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.
MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit metrohealth.org.