MetroHealth Temporarily Closing Some Sites, Redeploying Staff to Meet Increased Demand from COVID Surge
Cleveland - To ensure adequate staffing levels during the COVID surge, MetroHealth will be temporarily closing some facilities and redeploying staff to where they are needed most.
Effective Monday, December 7, the following locations will be temporarily closed:
Brooklyn Health Center (5208 Memphis Ave.)
Brunswick Health Center (1299 Industrial Parkway North)
Lyndhurst Health Center (29001 Cedar Road)
Medina Health Center (111 West Reagan Parkway)
Rocky River Medical Offices (20575 Center Ridge Road)
State Road Family Practice (12744 State Road, North Royalton)
Main Campus Behavioral Health – Adult and Child (converting to telehealth)
Employees at these locations will be given temporary assignments elsewhere within the health system.
Patients who have appointments at sites being closed are being referred to other locations for care or are being offered telehealth options.
The temporary closures will be through at least the end of the year.
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.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.