Cleveland, OH,
02
November
2018
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15:55 PM
America/New_York

Metro Life Flight Makes a Landing in Cleveland Heights

Our Cleveland Heights Medical Center is now accessible by air.

Earlier in October, we crossed all the t’s, dotted all the i’s and opened a new Metro Life Flight helicopter landing pad at the site at 10 Severance Circle.

Metro Life Flight helicopters now have the ability to transport patients in critical need of care from the emergency room at MetroHealth’s Cleveland Heights Medical Center to our renowned Level I Trauma Center at our Main Campus in Cleveland.

The new helipad means better care, close to home.

Thank you to officials from the City of Cleveland Heights, the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration for helping us through the process of constructing and opening the helipad.

Since it launched in September 1982, Metro Life Flight has transported more than 90,000 patients. Even though it's most well-known for serving patients in and around Cleveland, Life Flight actually covers areas as far south as Columbus and west as Toledo.

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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.