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.
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.