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Everyone gather 'round! MetroHealth to host holiday tree-lighting ceremony

We already know the forecast for the evening of Saturday, December 1: Lots of warmth.

Warmth from free hot cocoa and baked treats, live music performances, tree lighting and, most of all, a community coming together.

The MetroHealth System, Turner Construction and Councilwoman Jasmin Santana are hosting the Season to Celebrate community event on Saturday, December 1, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor quad near our iconic hospital towers at 2500 MetroHealth Drive. There will be free parking in the Sackett lot (between MetroHealth drive and W. 25th Street) for the duration of the event.

In addition to the free hot cocoa and baked goods, live performances by The MetroHealth System Employee Choir, the Urban Community School Choir, and flutist Gayle Getts. La Mega will be broadcasting live, and the tree lighting will take place at 6:00 p.m.

(Special thanks to Johnny’s Bar and Floressa Café for providing hot cocoa and baked goods at the event!)

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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