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MetroHealth wins PRSA Silver Cleveland Rocks Award for “Prescription for Hope” podcast

The MetroHealth System's podcast, "“Prescription for Hope,” has been awarded a Silver Rocks Award by the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Greater Cleveland Chapter.

The PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards acknowledge Northeast Ohio’s outstanding PR programs, which incorporate research, planning, execution and evaluation. Award winners demonstrate leadership in public relations and contribute to advancing the profession locally.

“We were excited to celebrate another year of the PRSA Cleveland Rocks Awards at Rocksino,” said Bob Rotatori, president of PRSA Greater Cleveland. “This year’s awards recognized the best work in public relations and communications being done right here in Cleveland.”

Season one of “Prescription for Hope” featured six episodes focusing on the opioid crisis and how the people at MetroHealth are working to battle the epidemic. The opioid epidemic has been called the worst public health crisis in a century. "Prescription for Hope" shares the stories of some of the people working to end the crisis and bring the dawn.

The podcast was produced by Tina Arundel and John Campanelli of MetroHealth's communication team, who are pictured above. 

Find the “Prescription for Hope” podcast by searching for “MetroHealth” in your favorite podcast app, or listen with the links below.

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 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.