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Tenth Annual Hy-5 Race to Benefit MetroHealth

The 2018 Hy-5 Race, Hyland’s annual 5K run and 1-mile walk, marks its 10th year of raising funds for The MetroHealth System. Since its inception in 2009, the event hosted by Hyland has raised more than $200,000 for MetroHealth.

The Hy-5 will take place on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Hyland’s global headquarters at 28500 Clemens Road, Westlake. A chip-timed 5K run will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a family and dog-friendly 1-mile walk starting at 9:05 a.m.

Money raised from previous Hy-5 races have benefitted key programs and services at MetroHealth, including its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and Arts in Medicine. A significant portion of the funds raised this year will benefit the MetroHealth Transformation.

MetroHealth President and CEO, Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, will join Hyland President and CEO Bill Priemer, and Hyland Executive Vice President and Chief Product & Strategy Officer Brenda K. Kirk, in greeting participants before the event and distributing water at one of the route’s water stops. Kirk is also chair of The MetroHealth Foundation Board of Directors.

Hyland marked National High-5 Day, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, with a registration event at its Westlake campus. A second registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018.

For information about the Hy-5, or to register for the race, visit the Hermes site.

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.

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