Cleveland, OH,
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March
2020
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MetroHealth's Helping Hand Fund Receives Generous Donations From Discount Drug Mart and Community

Since launching the Helping Hand Fund last Friday, MetroHealth has raised more than $13,000 to assist individuals under quarantine for COVID-19, or coronavirus.In addition,

Discount Drug Mart has given MetroHealth significant access to over-the-counter medications, goods and supplies for those who are now homebound. Earlier this year, MetroHealth and Discount Drug Mart expanded their partnership to offer unprecedented access to health care services from clinics inside more Discount Drug Mart stores in Ohio.

The MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ is coordinating efforts to provide food, supplies, and non-prescription medication and other assistance to people who have been directed to stay at home by their clinical provider. These efforts will continue, in collaboration with local service organizations, as available resources allow.

MetroHealth’s COVID-19 hotline – 440-59-COVID (440-592-6843) – can assist with requests for help.

Since many people in the community have expressed interest in volunteering to help individuals in need, the MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ is exploring ways they can do so without putting anyone’s health at risk. Those interested in volunteer opportunities are asked to check MetroHealth’s COVID-19 resource page later this week.

For additional information and on-line resources, including how to donate to the Helping Hand Fund, click here.

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.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.