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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, 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.

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