Cleveland, OH,
03
May
2019
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09:52 PM
America/New_York

Sprucing up for spring in our neighborhood

In collaboration with Turner Construction, our partner in our Transformation, and the Metro West Community Development Organization, our Women@Metro employee resource group dug in for a spring community project to help beautify our W. 25th neighborhood.

The project involved prepping flower beds and planting impatiens at Hispanic Umadaop Youth Center on Scranton Road (across the street from St. Michael’s Church.) 

They were joined by Ward14 Cleveland Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, and Ricardo Leon, Housing Development Manager for Metro West Economic Development Corporation. The service project continues this Friday, May 10, when employees will paint the entryway of the center.

This activity was part of Turner Construction’s 117th Founder’s Day, where new employees from all Turner locations around the world commit to a day of service.

In Cleveland, Turner employees worked on homes in need of repair in our MetroHealth W. 25th corridor.

We were proud to partner with Turner on this day of service!

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.