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MetroHealth Appoints Frank Bova as Director and Chief of Public Safety

Former Cuyahoga County Sheriff to lead all safety and security intiatives

The MetroHealth System has appointed former Sheriff Frank Bova as Director and Chief of Public Safety, effective October 2. He will report to Jane Platten, Associate Chief of Staff.

In this position, Bova will oversee all safety and security initiatives for MetroHealth’s patients, visitors and staff. He will provide strategic and operational direction for the Protective Services Department, which includes more than 75 police and security officers.

Bova currently serves as Cuyahoga County’s Chief Community Safety and Protection Officer, overseeing the Sheriff’s Department, the Clerk of Courts, the Medical Examiner’s Office, Consumer Affairs and the Department of Public Safety.

With more than 30 years in law enforcement, Bova’s roles included Chief of Police of the City of Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County Sheriff and 16 years in the City of Cleveland Division of Police.

About the MetroHealth System

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through five hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers. Each day, our nearly 9,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable healthcare — through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services — that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit