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MetroHealth Promotes Vehicle Safety

Kia and The Club

Kia and Hyundai vehicles have increasingly become targets of thefts both in the Cleveland area and nationwide. In an ongoing commitment to safety for employees, MetroHealth will distribute steering wheel locking devices – often known as “The Club” – at no charge to employees who own Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

"This is something simple we can do to promote safety and to help ease the stress our team members may feel while their vehicles are parked, not only at work but anywhere," says Olusegun Ishmael, MD, MBA, Chief Operating Officer/President of the Hospital Division. "We want to provide an atmosphere that allows our staff to continue providing outstanding care to our patients and the community."

Distribution details will be shared with employees soon. Any remaining devices will be offered to employees who own other vehicle makes.

This initiative is being led by Dr. Ishmael; MetroHealth President & CEO Airica Steed, Ed.D, RN, MBA, FACHE; and Frank Bova, Chief, MetroHealth Police Department.

MetroHealth is committed to ensuring the safest possible environment at all its sites for its caregivers and the individuals they serve.

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 four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit