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
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.
ProMedica is a mission-based, not-for-profit health and well-being organization headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. It serves communities in 28 states. The organization offers acute and ambulatory care, an insurance company with a dental plan, and post-acute and academic business lines. The organization has more than 49,000 employees, 12 hospitals, 2,500+ physicians and advanced practice providers with privileges, 1,000+ healthcare providers employed by ProMedica Physicians, a health plan, and 335+ assisted living facilities, skilled nursing centers, memory care communities, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and hospice and home health care agencies. Driven by its Mission to improve your health and well-being, ProMedica has been nationally recognized for its advocacy programs and efforts to address social determinants of health. For more information about ProMedica, please visit www.promedica.org/aboutus.