Cleveland, OH,
23
July
2019
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04:36 PM
America/New_York

MetroHealth's Cool Zone tent at Taste of Tremont a big hit

Thousands of people – and their pets – flocked to MetroHealth's Cool Zone tent at this summer’s Taste of Tremont festival, where misting fans and cushy lounge chairs offered a break from the heat.

The cool factor was doubled by the Blender Bike, which offered visitors the opportunity to create healthy smoothies by pedaling a human-powered blender on the back of a bicycle, graciously donated for the event by Bike Cleveland.

MetroHealth police officers also distributed 1,000 gun locks and demonstrated how to safely secure guns. And MetroHealth medics and nurses provided first aid, riding to the rescue on bikes.

Serving as presenting sponsor is one way MetroHealth is supporting our West Side neighbors.

And next year? Our Taste of Tremont tent will be even cooler.

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 percent and its number of employees by 21 percent. 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 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 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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.