Cleveland, OH,
08:41 AM

MetroHealth Donating Medical Supplies to Ukrainian Relief Efforts

MetroHealth is donating pallets of medical supplies, including personal protective equipment, first aid products and disinfectants, to Ukrainian relief efforts.

The supplies will be sent through the Cleveland charity MedWish to the United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio for transport to Poland and then Ukraine to help treat people injured since Russia's invasion two weeks ago. United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio is a collaborative of more than 40 groups that has been sending aid to Ukraine since the Chernobyl nuclear accident in the late 1980s.

"We at MetroHealth are happy to do our small part to support those suffering because of the war in Ukraine," said President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD. "We are devoted to hope, health, and humanity and look forward to the day when the entire world joins us."

"Thank you, MetroHealth, for standing with the people of Ukraine yet again," said Marta Liscynesky-Kelleher, president of United Ukrainian Organizations of Ohio. "MetroHealth has been unwavering in its support for the Cleveland community's humanitarian efforts for Ukraine - notably treating, without hesitation, the severe burn wounds of a Ukrainian soldier in 2014 at the start of this ongoing conflict and today, answering the call of a Ukraine more desperately in need of support than ever.

"MetroHealth's generous contributions will make a direct and immediate impact on the scores of injured, ill and displaced Ukrainians."

About The MetroHealth System

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 throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, three-quarters 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.

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