City of Cleveland & MetroHealth host Unidos por Puerto Rico Health & Wellness Fair
To support Puerto Rican citizens relocating to Cleveland area because of Hurricane Maria
The City of Cleveland and The MetroHealth System are co-hosting a free health and wellness fair for Puerto Rican citizens relocating to the Cleveland area because of Hurricane Maria. The event will take place Saturday, March 3, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Lincoln-West High School, located at 3202 W 30th Street, Cleveland.
More than 15 social service agencies, local businesses, and faith-based leaders from across Greater Cleveland are participating, including:
CareSource, Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland Department of Aging, El Barrio, Hispanic Police Officers Association Cleveland, La Sagrada Familia, American Red Cross, Spanish American Committee, US Bank, Ohio Department of Transportation, Hispanic Alliance, Julia de Burgos, and Cleveland Department of Health. The MetroHealth Enrollment Outreach Mobile Unit will be on site to help with financial assistance and enrollment in publicly funded health care programs within the Health Care Exchange; healthcare.gov, Medicare, and Medicaid. The MetroHealth School Health Program mobile unit will also be on site to share information about their program.
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.