Cleveland, OH,
19:00 PM

MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, Speaks at Annual Stakeholders Meeting

Our Annual Stakeholders Meeting reminded people to take a fresh look at The MetroHealth System as we continue to reimagine health care for our community.

MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, noted that the forerunner to today’s hospital system was founded 184 years ago in response to the cholera epidemic. Since then, MetroHealth has embraced caring for all the residents of Northeast Ohio. That commitment has only grown since it began plans to build a new hospital, scheduled to open next year.

“This was a dream of a new hospital – the kind of hospital our patients deserve,” Dr. Boutros said. “A hospital that would do more than anchor Cleveland’s West Side. A hospital that would be a beacon for the entire city. That would shine a light on what’s possible for all of us.

“Our vision became bolder over the past seven years,” Dr. Boutros said. “More inclusive. And more extraordinary. We now envision a health campus, a community treasure, a testament to what can be done if we dare to dream.”

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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