Cleveland, OH,
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Cleveland Crunch Announces MetroHealth as its Official Medical Provider

Rainey, Beverley

Cleveland – The Cleveland Crunch announced its new partnership with The MetroHealth System to be the team’s official medical provider through the 2021-2022 season.

MetroHealth will be the team's exclusive medical provider and will provide sports medicine and medical services to the Cleveland Crunch team. Both organizations share similar core values such as respect, teamwork, accountability, inclusion and diversity and both are committed to serving others and building up the Greater Cleveland community.

“We are truly excited to partner with the Crunch and look forward to keeping the team healthy and competitive,” said Drs. Heather Rainey and Laurel Beverley, co-directors of the MetroHealth sports medicine team. “We will be able to grow our programs together with this partnership. We are looking forward to working with the team on community outreach to promote soccer, as well as staying active and healthy.”

The MetroHealth Sports Medicine team has experience training at top sports programs and will meet the players’ needs as they practice and face competition during the upcoming 2021 season. MetroHealth has cared for the Cleveland community for 184 years – providing accessible, quality health care to all.

MetroHealth and the Cleveland Crunch have a shared passion for caring for the community and now also share the goal of bringing a healthy, winning team to Cleveland. Through this partnership, both organizations will promote health, wellness and education to fans across Northeast Ohio.

"I am thrilled for the opportunity to have MetroHealth in our corner as the Official Medical Provider of the Cleveland Crunch," said Eric Davis, Cleveland Crunch president. "The sports medicine, physical therapy and marketing teams are passionate about what they do and take the time to understand our complete team needs. They are a brand that is well established, reputable, and brings a personable touch to the relationship. I am excited for what the future holds!"

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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