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.
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.