Cleveland, OH,
10
December
2018
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10:39 AM
America/New_York

MetroHealth opens primary care office in Medina

(Cleveland, Ohio) – Medina County residents now have a primary care option closer to their homes. MetroHealth Medina Health Center, Reagan Parkway, located at 111 West Reagan Parkway, opens to patients on December 10.

MetroHealth provider Anthony Petruzzi will see patients ages 16 and older at the health center, which offers walk-in and scheduled appointments. Walk-in appointments are available every weekday morning.

“We’re focused on keeping people healthy, and having a close relationship with your primary care provider is crucial to staying well,” said Michael Stern, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MetroHealth. “We know our patients prefer to get care closer to where they live, and so this new health center makes it easier for those living in or near Medina County to access the care they need.”

Approximately 1,500 MetroHealth and Cuyahoga County employees, along with MetroHealth Skyway members, live in Medina County. MetroHealth Skyway is an affordable health plan for employers, offered by MetroHealth.

MetroHealth will not use any portion of the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services (HHS) levy to support the operation of this facility. HHS levy dollars are only used to pay for the cost of care provided to Cuyahoga County residents. In September, House Bill 111 was passed, allowing MetroHealth to expand its primary care services to Medina County.

This is MetroHealth’s second health center in Medina County. In 2015, the Brunswick Health Center opened, offering primary care, pediatric services, infusion treatments and a MetroExpressCare.

To schedule an appointment at the new MetroHealth Medina Health Center, Reagan Parkway, call 330-725-6226. For more information, visit https://www.metrohealth.org/medina-reagan.

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.