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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

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 metrohealth.org.