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MetroHealth Retains Search Firm to Help Identify Next President and CEO

The MetroHealth System has retained the executive search firm WittKieffer to help identify the hospital’s next top leader.

MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, previously announced he will retire at the end of the year, after nine years of transformational leadership.

WittKieffer will work with the MetroHealth Board of Trustees to identify and interview potential successors. The Board previously established an advisory panel consisting of MetroHealth employees, supporters, public officials, and members of the community.

The national search will look for candidates both inside and outside the health care system, and the region.

Interested candidates or individuals wishing to nominate a potential candidate should contact Jason Petros at by May 20, 2022.

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