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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

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.

MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit