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 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 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.
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 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also 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.