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, 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.

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