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 www.eventbrite.com/e/community-open-house-tickets-64979666933
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.