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Dr. Akram Boutros receives Stokes Community Leadership Award

MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, has been honored with the Stokes Community Leadership Award.

Named after two of Cleveland’s biggest champions and groundbreaking leaders, Louis and Carl Stokes, the award recognizes individuals who impact the City of Cleveland, show community leadership, inspire youth and who embody the values of the Stokes brothers.

Most people know about Boutros’ work in health care as the leader of MetroHealth and as a champion of such programs as First Year Cleveland, which is working to lower infant mortality in Cuyahoga County.

However, he’s not just focused on health care. Boutros helped create Empower Cleveland Youth, an eight-week summer program to introduce students to career opportunities, and he’s worked with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to create the MetroHealth-based Lincoln-West High School of Science and Health – the first high school in the country located inside a hospital.

Boutros received the award at the Western Reserve Historical Society Cleveland History Center, which is the permanent home to a new exhibition that celebrates and recognizes the Stokes’ legacy. Learn more about the exhibit and the amazing legacy of the Stokes brothers here.