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Connecting with our community

To make sure our neighbors have a say in the more than $60 million investment we’re about to make in our Clark-Fulton neighborhood, MetroHealth hosted community meetings in July and scheduled more for August.

The meetings give residents in our communities a chance to hear first-hand about the more than 250 apartments and the restaurants, shops and other plans we have for West 25 Street. They can also get answers to their questions and provide input.

Nearly 200 people attended the July meetings, held in the Broadway, Clark-Fulton and Tremont neighborhoods.

Residents were most interested in learning about the affordable apartments planned for West 25 Street. Other areas of interest? Our plans to provide low-cost internet access, create more green space on our main campus and draw new the business to the area.

“Attendees were engaged and excited to be a part of an ongoing conversation,” said Rita Andolsen, MetroHealth’s director of transformation communications and community engagement.

Open Houses are planned for August 6, 8 and 15 in MetroHealth’s Center for Transformation, where guests can learn more about the transformation and our plans to revitalize the neighborhood. While there, they can also take a virtual tour of our new hospital, now under construction and slated for completion in 2022.

The Open Houses are being held in partnership with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana.

  • When: 6 to 7:30 p.m. on August 6, 8 and 15, 2019
  • Where: Center for Campus Transformation, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland. (Free parking available in the lot at West 25 Street and Sackett Avenue.)
  • Cost: FREE - Reservation Required. Please make a reservation by August 5 at
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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