ProMedica and MetroHealth Partner to Develop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
ProMedica and The MetroHealth System have signed a collaborative agreement to develop a multimillion-dollar skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on the MetroHealth Old Brooklyn campus, the two Ohio health care providers announced today.
The agreement demonstrates how health systems and senior care experts with advanced knowledge of the health care continuum can partner to develop innovative senior care solutions. By leveraging their respective skills and expertise, ProMedica, the nation’s largest not-for-profit senior care provider, and MetroHealth are uniquely positioned to improve health care connectivity and access to resources that support healthy aging in the Cleveland area.
The new facility is expected to open in late 2021 and will be called ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at MetroHealth. The state-of-the-art facility, which is to have 96 beds, will be housed on four floors in the former Deaconess Hospital at 4229 Pearl Road. It will provide medically complex and intensive rehabilitation services for short-term patients transitioning from hospital to home, in addition to 24-hour skilled nursing care. Old Brooklyn will become a hub for healthy aging resources that not only includes skilled nursing and rehabilitation services provided by ProMedica, but also offers convenient access to inpatient rehabilitation services, geriatricians and geriatric specialists.
“The need for high-quality skilled nursing and rehabilitation care continues to grow. This partnership will benefit our patients as we focus on their entire care continuum,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD. “ProMedica is a great partner because it is anchored in Ohio and is a nationally recognized expert in achieving successful outcomes for patients transitioning home after a hospital stay.”
“ProMedica has a strong skilled nursing care presence in Cleveland, and we are excited to partner with another forward-thinking Ohio-based health care organizations to provide the community with enhanced post-hospital services,” stated Randy Oostra, FACHE, ProMedica’s president and chief executive officer. “Working with MetroHealth to bring innovative approaches to care that combines high tech with high touch, we seek to enhance the patient experience and improve health outcomes. Together, we will offer a truly unique health care alternative in our community for those recovering from illness, injury or surgery.”
The center will feature an innovative gym, spacious private rooms and baths with flat-screen televisions, WiFi service, attractive social areas with a focus on patient safety, dignity and personal preferences.
The next step in developing the new facility will be securing regulatory approvals from the Ohio Department of Health. Construction is expected to begin as soon as the appropriate approvals are received.
This announcement comes as construction is already underway on an additional $9 million worth of investments MetroHealth is making at the Old Brooklyn Campus. These projects include the expansion of a research program that draws participants from around the world who have suffered spinal injuries and strokes, as well as new and improved space for the nationally recognized MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth is leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery, and teamwork. Cuyahoga County’s public, safety-net hospital system, MetroHealth meets people where they are, providing care through four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites. Each day, our 8,000 employees focus on providing our community with equitable health care–through patient-focused research, access to care, and support services–that seeks to eradicate health disparities rooted in systematic barriers. For more information, visit metrohealth.org.