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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, 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 broke ground on its new hospital in 2019. The project is being financed with nearly $1 billion the system borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 40% and its number of employees by 21%. Today, its staff of 8,000 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% 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 Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

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. Its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.

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