MetroHealth Launches Podcast Dedicated to the Opioid Epidemic
MetroHealth has launched its first-ever podcast, “Prescription for Hope.”
The first season will feature six episodes focusing on the opioid crisis and how the people at MetroHealth are working to battle the epidemic.
The first episode, “Dawn,” is now available. It features Dr. Joan Papp explaining the crisis and how she was inspired to launch Project DAWN and MetroHealth’s new Office of Opioid Safety, where she now serves as medical director.
Upcoming episodes, released every two weeks, will highlight other individuals and initiatives.
Find the “Prescription for Hope” podcast by searching for “MetroHealth” in your favorite podcast app. Listen on your desktop with the links below. You can also tell your Amazon device, “Alexa, play ‘Prescription for Hope’ podcast.”
“Prescription for Hope” is produced by MetroHealth’s communications team.
“Prescription for Hope” on iTunes:
“Prescription for Hope” on Sound Cloud:
The MetroHealth System, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital and outpatient building on its main campus in Cleveland. The buildings, and the 25 acres of green space around them, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.
MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in early 2019, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances.
In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent.
Today, its staff of 7,600 provides care at MetroHealth’s four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County.
In the past year, MetroHealth has served 300,000 patients at more than 1.4 million visits in its hospitals and health centers, 75 percent of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
The health system is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to teaching and research. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.