MetroHealth to host Common Ground session on Sunday, June 30
MetroHealth will host several tables at its main campus Sunday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. as part of Common Ground, an initiative sponsored by The Cleveland Foundation, which is focused on bringing community members together to make meaningful connections where purposeful actions can begin.
The event theme is environment - how it has shaped who we are individually, influences our collective identity, and how we can work together to improve it.
We will enjoy brunch on the main campus quad across from the towers, and discuss our built environment, the natural environment, and our social, cultural, and economic environment. Imagine "What if?" How can we work together to build a stronger, safer, and more dynamic home for all of us?
Everyone is invited to join in on the discussions.
Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please register here by June 27.
We hope to see you on the quad!
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 will break ground on the new hospital in late 2018, using nearly $1 billion it borrowed on its own credit after dramatically improving its finances. In the past five years, MetroHealth’s operating revenue has increased by 44.5 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. Today, its staff of 7,700 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 percent 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 the only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio.
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 and its main campus hospital houses a Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school of science and health.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.