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, 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.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.