Cleveland, OH,
10
December
2018
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04:39 PM
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, Cuyahoga County’s public health system, is honoring its commitment to create a healthier community by building a new hospital on its main campus in Cleveland. The building, and the 25 acres of green space around it, are catalyzing the revitalization of MetroHealth’s West Side neighborhood.

MetroHealth will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, 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 7,700 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 the only adult and pediatric burn center 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.