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MetroHealth Promotes Self-Care for Essential Workers

Cleveland – The MetroHealth System is bringing together healthcare workers, providing a safe space and virtually connecting community-based organizations through Resilience Circles, an online meeting room.

Resilience Circles are small groups of no more than 15 people, led by a trained resilience coach on Zoom. The meetings can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to give each participant an opportunity to share.

It’s a judgement-free zone for essential workers, caregivers and community organization leaders to practice self-care and focus on being rather than doing. Nord Center, ADAMHS Board and Bellefaire are only some of the organizations that have participated in the program since its launch less than a month ago.

“We can be really flexible, but we are not unbreakable, we have to give ourselves space and grab for what we’ve been needing,” said Sarah Hendrickson, Director for the Center for Health Resilience & The Trauma Recovery Center. “To keep people invested in their work and to promote and require systems to value their workers, this is the small but sweeping change that needs to happen.”

Human connection is critical right now and MetroHealth has seen that with close to 100 attendees in 14 different circles so far.

There’s no limit to how many free meetings a person can attend. For more information on how to register or schedule a private session for an organization, visit

Resilience Circles are free and open to essential workers, caregivers
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.

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