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MetroHealth patients get free turkeys for Thanksgiving

One hundred MetroHealth patients left the hospital campus Friday with something they weren't planning on: a free turkey!

The turkeys were donated to MetroHealth by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging (WRAAA), who joined in to help distribute them. Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO, also joined the social work team to hand out the birds.

The turkeys were a welcome pre-Thanksgiving gift, as evidenced by the smiles on the recipients' faces in the pictures above. 

Thanks to the WRAAA for thinking about our patients, and for our social workers who stepped up to the plate on short notice to help out. 

Our friends at the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging put together a video collage of the giveaway:

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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