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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 an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 7,500 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at more than 20 other MetroHealth locations. Two new hospitals have recently opened in Cleveland Heights and Parma, and MetroHealth also provides health care at more than 40 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through community partnerships.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992 by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons, and one of two adult and pediatric burn centers in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association. MetroHealth also is home to a verified Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than 1.4 million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth is also an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top six percent of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.

MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit