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MetroHealth Appoints Joseph Greiner Chief of Public Safety

Greiner, Joseph

The MetroHealth System has named Joseph Greiner as its Director and Chief of Public Safety. Chief Greiner has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement and will play a leading role in ensuring MetroHealth is the safest possible environment for its nearly 9,000 employees and the individuals they serve.

He joins MetroHealth from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department where he most recently served as Chief Deputy Sheriff. He also served as interim sheriff for the county on two occasions, having been appointed by two County Executives and County Council. He previously held posts with the Lorain County Sheriff and Medina Township Police Department.

And before his career in public safety, he worked as an EMT, including a stint with Metro Life Flight's ground team and Communications Center. In all, he has more than 30 years of public service that started by serving in the U.S. Coast Guard.

“We are thrilled to welcome Chief Greiner to our team,” said MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE. “We are fortunate to have a leader joining us with such a deep level of experience and an unwavering passion for serving our community. The safety of our caregivers and patients is our top priority. We are committed to ensuring that everyone who enters our facilities feels safe and is treated with the utmost respect.”

Chief Greiner succeeds Frank Bova who retired as chief from MetroHealth last fall following a nearly 40-year career in public safety.

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