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MetroHealth Employees Spread Joy During Annual Holiday Project

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Giving back can be fun! An annual grant gives The MetroHealth System employees creative freedom to spread joy and holiday cheer throughout the community year after year.

The MetroHealth A.C.T.I.O.N (A Caring Tradition in Our Community) Grant is a proud tradition that assists employees to develop and carry out projects to help others during the holiday season. The grants are designed to supplement contributions that the employees make to fund their projects.

In 2020, more than 40 A.C.T.I.O.N grants were awarded to departments, workgroups and individuals who found creative ways to help people in the community.

Groups of MetroHealth employees or departments are encouraged to work with local agencies, social service organizations or faith communities to provide gifts or opportunities to those in need.

For example, this year the Bedford Team used grant money to donate toys to foster children in need through the Cuyahoga County Children & Family Services.

“Every year, our physicians and staff look forward to the opportunity to work with their friends and coworkers to give back,” said Dorsena Drakeford, MetroHealth media relations specialist. “It’s fun to see what they come up with and how their generosity extends outside of the workplace.”

Every day, MetroHealth staff and physicians show compassion for people inside the hospital - a holiday grant helps them do more outside of those four walls.

Please use the contact information above if you’re interested in speaking with a team or an organizer about their project and the impact it’s had on the recipients.

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