Cleveland, OH,
10:00 AM

MetroHealth to Provide Food, Essentials and Hope to Scranton Castle Senior Residents

Cleveland – There are vulnerable populations among us; the people who are often seen but rarely heard. They are the people The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are serving this Friday.

We’re delivering food and essentials to our neighbors at Scranton Castle ahead of the long weekend. This initiative takes on a special meaning because more than 90% of Scranton Castle residents are patients at the hospital.

Representatives from The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ and CMHA will hand deliver hot meals, groceries, mask & sanitizer supplies, educational materials about MetroHealth and the services we offer and ways to safely access health care.

“We, and a number of community partners, understand how important it is we care for our neighbors during this time,” said Marielee Santiago, The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ Director of Transformative Knowledge & Education. “That is why we teamed up to provide a fresh hot meal, groceries, supplies and resources to local CMHA Scranton Castle Senior residents.”

This event follows Dollar Bank’s announcement to partner with MetroHealth to provide subsidized internet to those in need. The bank’s $600,000 donation will provide some of the residents in the Scranton Castle neighborhood, providing them with low-cost internet access to stay socially connected, apply for jobs and access health care.

Resources and groceries will be dropped off at 2000 Castle Ave. at 10 a.m. and hot meals will be delivered to residents around 11 a.m. Media outlets are invited to interview The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ employees and CMHA representatives on site.

The health and safety of our neighbors has continued to be a priority for MetroHealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and this is just one way we’re reaching out to ensure our friends and family are not forgotten.

About The MetroHealth System

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.

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