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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

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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;, Medicare, and Medicaid. The MetroHealth School Health Program mobile unit will also be on site to share information about their program.

About the MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

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