MetroHealth Welcomes The Gathering Place to The Cancer Center
The MetroHealth System is providing a convenient resource to cancer survivors and patients, and they don’t have to go far to find it.
The Gathering Place is a community-based organization that supports, educates and empowers individuals and families currently coping with the impact of cancer in their lives. Their new partnership with MetroHealth will give survivors and patients diagnosed with cancer a way to access resources where they’re at.
“We are so fortunate to have The Gathering Place (TGP) in our community, an organization that is dedicated to and has the expertise in providing an incredible array of services to survivors of cancer and their families,” said MetroHealth Cancer Center Director Benjamin Li, MD. “We are delighted that this new collaboration with TGP will result in the expansion of support services.”
A medical librarian or social worker will be onsite, in the waiting room at the MetroHealth Cancer Center twice a week to answer questions about their free cancer support services including individual and group support services, nutrition and exercise programs, art and music programs and legal and financial consultation.
The Gathering Place will be available on Mondays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk-ins are also welcome.
“By having our clinicians on-site at the Cancer Center two days a week, we will be able to share our programs and services addressing the psychosocial and physical needs of cancer patients who may have had difficulty accessing them in the past,” said Michele Seyranian, CEO of The Gathering Place. “This is a win for patients and their families, MetroHealth’s dedicated health care teams and our community.”
For more information, please contact The MetroHealth Cancer Center at (216) 778-8204 or visit metrohealth.org/thegatheringplace. For questions about the services offered by The Gathering Place, please visit touchedbycancer.org/.
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.