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MetroHealth hosts community tree lighting

Upwards of 200 people from the neighborhood and beyond celebrated the holiday season at MetroHealth on Saturday, December 1.

We hosted the Season to Celebrate community event on the outdoor quad near our hospital towers. Councilwoman Jasmin Santana provided welcoming remarks to neighborhood residents.

As we continue construction on our main campus, with plans to build a new hospital in the next few years, we are committed to creating a vibrant neighborhood for our residents. We were thrilled to be the site for our community to gather to ring in the holiday season.

Metrohealth Tree Lighting (Video courtesy of Olivia Mantenieks)

Families enjoyed free hot cocoa and baked goods, live performances by The MetroHealth System Employee Choir, the Urban Community School Choir and flutist Gayle Getts. Of course, Santa also stopped by to chat with some little ones about their lists. 

There was a live tree lighting at 6 p.m. The lights will stay on through the holiday season and everyone is invited to visit and take pictures.

Thank you to Turner Construction and to Johnny’s Restaurant and Floressa Café & Bakery for providing the treats for the community. Olivia Mantenieks put together the video of the evening. What an amazing way to celebrate the season with our neighbors!

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 and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds 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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.